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Anger – and protests – over Cineworld job losses

10 October 2020
Cineworld workers are “numb and angry” after they woke up to headlines that the cinema chain was closing.

Jobs bloodbath grows as Edinburgh Woollen Mill threatens 24,000 cuts

09 October 2020
The jobs slaughter is gathering pace.

Letters—No job leaves me asking what was the point of college?

09 October 2020
Finally graduating from university after three years is an overwhelming feeling.

Activists organise resistance amid unemployment horror

05 October 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak’s pro-business measures will not stop millions of people facing the threat of mass ­unemployment this autumn.

Heriot-Watt strike ballot over threat of 130 job cuts

29 September 2020
Members of the UCU union at Heriot-Watt University based in Edinburgh are being balloted for strikes over compulsory job losses.

Support Tate galleries jobs fight

28 September 2020
Tate gallery workers were set to protest on Wednesday of this week after more than a month on all-out strike.

Ford Bridgend closure is a warning of the need for resistance

28 September 2020
Friday of last week marked the final day of engine production at Ford’s Bridgend plant in South Wales.

Sunak gives bosses another bailout while workers still face job and pay cuts

24 September 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced another bailout package for bosses on Thursday as the coronavirus crisis deepens.

Stop the jobs massacre when furlough ends

15 September 2020
People are being thrown out of work at the sharpest rate since the recession in 2009

Misery for workers as hundreds of thousands to lose jobs 

14 September 2020
Unemployment will be the worst “in at least a generation” by the autumn as Tories and bosses try to make workers pay for the coronavirus crisis. 

Letters - Debenhams workers show fighting back is possible

28 August 2020
On 11 August, I along with thousands of other workers at Debenhams, was made redundant. The primary emotion that all of us are feeling is shock, but we are also angry. 

Poorer families abandoned during pandemic

26 August 2020
Poorer families have been abandoned by the government to deep hardship during the coronavirus crisis. A new report underlines just how tough it has been for people on benefits and low pay.

Bosses axe thousands more jobs

24 August 2020
The jobs massacre continues across Britain, as does an almost total lack of response from union leaders.

University workers rally and protest against mass job cuts

18 August 2020
UCU union members held protests and an online rally on Thursday of last week over job cuts.

Workers face a jobs massacre - and the worst is still ahead

18 August 2020
Britain is heading for unemployment levels “not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s”, a think tank has warned. It comes after the economy officially entered a recession.

Is it inevitable there will be a rise in unemployment?

16 August 2020
Job losses aren’t just about coronavirus. Sarah Bates says we need to fight for jobs and against a system that destroys them

‘We’ve been thrown on the scrap heap by the Tories’

25 July 2020
Workers facing poverty, unemployment and insecurity told Sadie Robinson why they feel they have been completely abandoned by their bosses and the government

Tories didn’t prepare for a pandemic and then made up policy ‘on the hoof’

23 July 2020
The government showed an “astonishing” failure to plan for the economic fallout from a pandemic, according to a group of MPs.

Action call in hospitality + Jamie’s pukka payout + New moves on pensions

21 July 2020
Hospitality workers in the Unite union held a socially-distanced “Save our Jobs” protest on Tuesday of this week.

Reject Centrica blackmail on jobs and pay cuts

21 July 2020
Centrica, The owner of British Gas, will tell thousands of workers to accept new conditions, including no extra overtime pay, or risk losing their jobs.

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