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Trade unionists in north London demand protection for bus drivers

16 April 2020
Trade unionists gathered near Holloway bus garage in Islington, north London, on Thursday to demand protective clothing for all drivers.

Big business still able to give handouts to the rich in pandemic

16 April 2020
Don’t listen to bosses bleating about corporate hardship, they are still preparing to deliver tens of billions of pounds in dividends to shareholders.

Public health document is ‘an insult to the lives of frontline workers’

15 April 2020
Health workers could be forced to reuse protective clothing as a “last resort”, according to a document from Public Health England.

Profit is behind Starmer lining up with Tories to get people back to work

15 April 2020
Labour leader Keir Starmer is helping those Tory ministers who want to see the lockdown end and people pushed back to work in order to make profits.

Construction workers’ resistance during the pandemic

14 April 2020
It's possible to fight and win

NHS workers call day of action

14 April 2020
 Health workers are organising a day of action after Tory minister Matt Hancock sparked outrage for telling them to not to overuse protective kit.

Flying into a storm

14 April 2020
Keir Starmer has already failed spectacularly to challenge the Tories since being elected Labour Party leader earlier this month.

Workers’ campaign wins safety results

14 April 2020
Workers at a council in the south of England last week forced their bosses to take action to protect their safety

Tories’ lies mean thousands die of virus

14 April 2020
Tory lies over the coronavirus crisis mean many more people will die. And we are not all in it together—poor, black and vulnerable people will be the hardest hit.

International round-up - quarantine for refugees, food riot and pause in Yemen war

14 April 2020
Italy has quarantined refugees on a boat, police sparked a food riot in Nairobi and the bloody war in Yemen is paused

Coronavirus death toll is far higher than Tories announced

14 April 2020
Hundreds of people have already died in care homes, yet they are not being counted towards national daily totals. 

Tory adviser says there is nothing to do but work during coronavirus crisis

13 April 2020
Workers can’t “hide” from the coronavirus forever, a government adviser has said. Rupert Shute is the deputy scientific adviser at the Home Office.

The things they say

13 April 2020
‘The health of Boris Johnson is the health of the body politic and, by extension, the health of the nation’

Move to restart economy is driven by state’s rivalry

13 April 2020
Global deaths from the ­coronavirus surpassed 100,000 at the end of last week. In many countries there is no let-up in the grim statistics of infection and deaths.

Mass graves in United States

13 April 2020
US president Donald Trump last week said that he wants to kickstart the economy with a “big bang”.

London transport chiefs are a ‘disgrace’ say bus drivers

13 April 2020
At least eleven London bus workers have now died after contracting Covid-19, with tens of thousands more transport workers terrified of the same fate

Wirral bin workers refuse to carry on without bosses’ guarantees

13 April 2020
Bin workers on the Wirral on Merseyside stopped work over coronavirus health and safety last week

We’re in the fight of our lives—to save our lives

13 April 2020
“History has brought mankind to that pinnacle on which the total obliteration of mankind is at last a practical possibility,” wrote the radical scholar Norman O Brown. 

British economy is heading for a slump that is ‘off the scale’

13 April 2020
The British economy is ­heading for a recession ­forecast to be deeper than the 2007 financial crisis—and one of the most severe since 1900.

Four work stoppages by postal workers over coronavirus safety fears

12 April 2020
Union rep says 'If people don’t feel safe they should remove themselves from the building"

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