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The Tories are weak— and we can stop them

20 October 2020
The Tory government is wrecking working class people’s futures, and gambling with their lives.

The Troublemaker—For Serco test failures the profits are still world-beating

20 October 2020
Outsourcing firm Serco has announced its profits are set to soar after being paid to operate NHS Test and Trace in England.

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries

19 October 2020
The infection rate among secondary school pupils rose by more than in any other age group since September.

Don’t trust Andy Burnham’s posturing over lockdown

19 October 2020
Andy Burnham has wanted to be Labour Party leader for most of his career. He stood in two leadership elections and failed both times.

Can Johnson survive Covid-19 and Brexit?

19 October 2020
Weak and nasty” has been a good description of all Tory governments since the fall of Margaret Thatcher nearly 30 years ago. None fit this description better than Boris Johnson’s administration.

Is university online teaching an inferior form of learning?

19 October 2020
Does online learning leave students short-changed? As more and more virus-hit universities suspend face to face teaching, it can seem like students are getting a worse education.

Students and workers demand action over coronavirus at universities

16 October 2020
In Manchester students gathered and then walked down the road, holding flares and blocking traffic.

LETTERS—shielding ‘guidance’ puts vulnerable people at risk

16 October 2020
The Tories’ new guidance on shielding means there’s pressure on people to return to work.

Arts workers resist the grim future Tories have planned 

16 October 2020
The Tories’ response to the impact of the pandemic on the arts has been predictably brutal—but artists are fighting back, writes Mark Brown

How billionaires grab our money

16 October 2020
The world’s billionaires have amassed a fortune of £7.8 trillion through tax scams, inherited wealth—and the hard work of others.

Health workers march in France and cops raid ministers’ homes

16 October 2020
Health workers across France organised protests on Thursday against conditions that have left them on the brink of collapse.

Workers are stepping up the fight for safety at universities

15 October 2020
Higher education workers are organising to defend safety and jobs as coronavirus tears through universities  

Post bosses at Royal Mail site delayed deep clean after Covid-19 case due to money row

14 October 2020
Postal workers’ demands for safety were ignored at a major Royal Mail workplace where more than 20 people have caught coronavirus.

MPs cash in despite crisis

13 October 2020
Unemployment is soaring and average pay is falling. Millions of Britain’s poorest households could see their incomes cut by £20 a week from April, when a temporary rise in Universal Credit is due to expire.

Three-tier lockdown system is not enough to contain coronavirus

13 October 2020
Boris Johnson announced a new three-tier lockdown system for England on Monday in his latest attempt to control the virus.

The real divide across Britain is class

13 October 2020
Coronavirus has highlighted deep class divisions across British society. But for the mainstream press in England, the divide is between the North and South. 

No to Royal Mail shared vans scheme

12 October 2020
Royal Mail workers are in revolt over a management decision to bring back shared delivery vans. The CWU union described the move as “reckless”.

Fighting Serco on the Caledonian Sleeper and over Birmingham jobs

12 October 2020
Workers on the Caledonian Sleeper overnight train service staged a solid 48-hour strike from Sunday, to demand bosses take health and safety seriously.

Battle on for safety after London bus driver’s death

12 October 2020
London bus workers were furious last week as driver Kofi Opoku died from Covid-19.

Activists call national day of action to protect jobs and safety in universities

11 October 2020
Students and university workers have called a day of action for Friday 16 October to defend jobs and safety. It comes as Covid-19 continues to spread rapidly in university accommodation across the country.

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