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Coronavirus


Workers pushed to poverty by furlough failures

18 May 2020
Empty Tory promises and greedy bosses are leaving many workers struggling to survive, reports Tomáš Tengely-Evans

New coronavirus outbreaks across Germany

18 May 2020
Germany is facing fresh coronavirus outbreaks following the easing of lockdown restrictions

Migrants are at the forefront of unofficial safety strikes in the US

18 May 2020
Unofficial strikes have spread across the US as a result of unsafe conditions and unfair dismissals during the coronavirus outbreak

Health workers in France lead challenge to Macron

18 May 2020
Moves to end the lockdown in France are releasing suppressed bitterness and anger against president Emmanuel Macron

Race—a capitalist invention

17 May 2020
Scientists are struggling to understand how Covid-19 affects people differently. Socialist Worker shows that the construct of race has more basis in exploitation than biology

‘We can teach the Tories a lesson’—school workers, parents and students speak out over unsafe return to school

17 May 2020
The battle over reopening schools could make or break the Tory drive to get people back to work before it’s safe.

Protests over coronavirus safety rattle the Tories - we need more of them

16 May 2020
The mood against the Tories is beginning to be seen more strongly on the streets. A number of cavalcades, stunts and socially-distanced protests took place on Thursday.

How the Spanish flu spread—and why the second wave was worse

16 May 2020
What lay behind the horror of a past pandemic?

Report exposes shocking call centre conditions for workers

15 May 2020
Call centre workers are risking their lives on a “dangerous frontline” in the coronavirus crisis. A new report says that, “Without exaggeration the severity of the hazards from Covid-19 and the effects on these workers make for shocking reading.”

Tories are still leaving care home residents to die

14 May 2020
Government coronavirus failures in social care continue to endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of service users and workers.

Workers say Rishi Sunak’s furlough scheme changes leave them poor and at risk

13 May 2020
Workers fear they will be made to pay the price after Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the job retention scheme on Tuesday.

Tories float massive cuts and renewed austerity to bail out the bosses

13 May 2020
The Tories have their sights on making ordinary people pay for the Covid-19 crisis.

Blame for virus chaos lies at the top - not with ordinary people

12 May 2020
People crowding onto public transport this week were mocked as sheep with a death-wish by some on social media.

The battle is on - we can refuse to work

12 May 2020
It is possible to refuse to go back to work. Teachers in the NEU union have said it clearest. They’ve laid out five tests that have to be met before they can agree it’s safe to open schools.

Homeless people charged for not going home

12 May 2020
Homeless people are being arrested and charged under coronavirus legislation.

Workers’ deaths show we are not ‘all in the same boat’

12 May 2020
Workers in low-paid and manual jobs are up to four times more likely to die of coronavirus, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

It’s the lowest paid workers who will pay with their lives if the lockdown is lifted

12 May 2020
The Tory push to end the lockdown will hit those in low-paid, insecure work hardest.

Roar of resistance at grizzly behaviour by Great Bear Distribution

12 May 2020
Distribution workers at a Unilever plant in Merseyside are gearing up for strikes after bosses dismissed a union rep.

Infections are on the rise in Germany as lockdown lifts

12 May 2020
Germany—hailed as one of the “success stories” in controlling coronavirus—was one of many European countries to ease its lockdown restrictions last week.

Damning evidence of scale of black and Asian virus deaths

11 May 2020
Black people are four times more likely to die from coronavirus than whites, according to the Office for National Statistic (ONS).Fresh figures, published last week, showed black women are 4.3 times more likely to die and black men are 4.2 times more likely

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