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Debenhams workers speak out after ‘heartbreaking’ redundancies’

Debenhams workers speak out after ‘heartbreaking’ redundancies’ Around 2,500 Debenhams workers were cruelly sacked by profiteering bosses on Tuesday, as the retail giant announced massive cuts in the department stores and warehouses. 

End an unfair exam system

End an unfair exam system Class, not ability, determines what grades you get in school— and the exams fiasco in Scotland made that explicit.  

All-female health staff group stages a two-day strike across India

All-female health staff group stages a two-day strike across India Hundreds of thousands of workers held a two-day walkout last week as confirmed coronavirus cases in India passed two million

Face masks that didn’t fit, the tax haven, and who profited

Face masks that didn’t fit, the tax haven, and who profited Fifty million face masks purchased by the government from a private equity investment company can’t be used by the NHS because they failed to meet basic safety requirements.

Women’s lives are forgotten in pandemic

Women’s lives are forgotten in pandemic As schools are forced to close and childcare becomes less available the pressure on women as primary caregivers to children has greatly increased.Sarah Bates looks at why this is and talks to those bearing the brunt of this crisis

Tories try to justify an unsafe return to schools

Tories try to justify an unsafe return to schools Boris Johnson has made it his “national priority” to get all children back to school next month regardless of whether it is safe.

NHS pay fightback continues as thousands of health workers fill the streets

08 August 2020
The NHS pay revolt took off on Saturday as thousands marched in towns and cities across Britain. 

Testing flops and firms profit from the virus

06 August 2020
The latest test and trace figures for England, released on Thursday, are another record of disaster.

Black coronavirus rates result of social and economic factors, not biology

06 August 2020
Early in Britain’s Covid-19 crisis, when figures revealed that black people were dying at a disproportional rate, right wingers rushed to explain this as a biological trait. It was proof, they said, of inherent racial differences.

Tories’ dodgy tests will only spell more misery

03 August 2020
The government is suggesting a second Covid-19 wave is about to hit Britain—but they aren’t doing nearly enough to prepare properly for a new onslaught.

Warnings at company at heart of Covid-19 spike

03 August 2020
A logistics firm at the centre of a spike of coronavirus was slammed for poor health and safety at the beginning of the crisis.

Disastrous Tory policy endangers shielders

03 August 2020
Government ministers have ‘paused’ a vital measure to protect the most vulnerable—without any evidence

Governments’ failures mean coronavirus accelerates across the world

02 August 2020
The World Health Organisation recorded the highest daily number of new cases globally on Saturday. 

Blame Tories not the poor for obesity and hunger

01 August 2020
The rolling out of new measures to tackle obesity shames poor people and will not tackle a crisis that the Tories made worse, says Sarah Bates

Why the right hate our parties

01 August 2020
Moral panic over ‘illegal raves’ is nothing new. Sarah Bates looks at how the state tries to police ordinary people come together—and says it’s our job to repetitively beat them back

Local lockdowns are a racist bid to shift second wave blame

31 July 2020
The Tories are trying to blame ordinary people and scapegoat Muslims for their failures to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Tory government responsible for highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe

30 July 2020
England has had “the longest continuous period of excess mortality” and “the highest levels of excess mortality” in Europe.

Millions in danger as Covid-19 sweeps through India's slums

30 July 2020
A new report reveals that Covid-19 is tightening its grip on India, and that millions of the world’s poorest people are in grave danger.

Health workers take to the streets to demand pay rise

29 July 2020
Health workers’ fury burst onto the streets of London on Wednesday as over 1,500 marched on Downing Street.

Florida teachers resist unsafe return to school

28 July 2020
The biggest teaching union in Florida has filed a lawsuit to challenge an order to reopen schools next month.

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