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No job, no jab rules puts us all at risk

28 September 2021
Across the world, governments are ramping up class war by forcing people out of work if they haven’t been vaccinated against Covid. Socialist Worker says the new rules don’t protect people—they divert anger away from a ruling class that failed to protect people from the pandemic

Chaos as Tories panic over fuel crisis

27 September 2021
Queues and goods shortages are the result of an unplanned unprepared economy writes, Charlie Kimber

Pandemic plunder leads to record number of billionaires worldwide

21 September 2021
For the first time ever, the world had more than 3,000 billionaires in 2020.

Union rep sacked after reporting racism

21 September 2021
A NEU union rep at Shrewsbury Colleges Group in Shropshire has been sacked after taking a stand against racism in their workplace.

New term signals big battles ahead for university and college workers

21 September 2021
New term signals big battles ahead for university and college workers

Rich states hoard jabs as pharma companies profit

21 September 2021
If Britain’s vaccine hoarding and uptake trends continue, it will take the world’s poorest countries until 2078 to vaccinate their populations

NHS workers reject pay award—now it’s time for strikes

16 September 2021
Over 90 percent of nurses in the RCN union have said no to the government’s insulting 3 percent offer.

Surge in inflation shows unions must lead fight over pay

15 September 2021
Workers’ living standards have taken another hammering after inflation rose at its fastest recorded rate last month.

Government to throw away Covid protections

14 September 2021
Boris Johnson was expected this week to throw away virtually any protection against Covid-19.

We won’t give in to the bullies,’ say school strikers

14 September 2021
Workers in schools are standing up against victimisation, reports Sam Ord

Who cares—the reality for social care workers

11 September 2021
Long hours and low pay, services collapsing after years of cuts, thousands of unfilled vacancies, needs of the cared for ignored. Socialist Worker talks to frontline care workers about what’s gone wrong

Hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk as Tories prepare to end furlough

10 September 2021
The lives of around a million people are set to be thrown into chaos when the Tories close the furlough scheme at the end of the month.

Rents soar outside London as profits come first

08 September 2021
Private rents outside London are rising at their fastest rate for 13 years.

‘Tax the rich’ is just the start of what’s needed

07 September 2021
The Tories this week made workers pay more from their wages so the super-wealthy could protect their inheritances. No wonder that the alternative of taxing the rich is hugely popular.

No to the coronavirus act

07 September 2021
Boris Johnson has recklessly abandoned all the Covid-19 regulations such as mask wearing and social distancing. He has herded children and workers into unsafe schools.

Letters—Unions must fight for safety as new school term begins

30 August 2021
Education workers are returning to schools across England and Wales with mixed emotions.

Johnson’s deadly calculus—let 50,000 die a year to keep profits flowing

29 August 2021
Only if the Covid-19 death rate is over 1,000 a week for two or three weeks will ministers even start a discussion on re-imposing restrictions.

Ignoring Covid won’t work

24 August 2021
Covid-19 related deaths in Britain stand at a shocking average of 100 each day according to official data. That’s a rise of 54 percent in a week.

‘Key worker’ would have to work a lifetime to earn a top chief executive’s pay award

19 August 2021
The average chief executive officer (CEO) of one of Britain’s top firms is paid £2.69 million.

One in 16 firms could close when furlough pay ends

17 August 2021
One million workers are employed by businesses at critical risk of closing operations within the next three months.

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