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Coronavirus


Science advice is shaped by politics

27 April 2020
The latest bombshell to explode in the government’s face has hit its claim to base its policy for the Covid-19 pandemic on “the science” or “the evidence”

Tories failing to provide tests and protective gear

27 April 2020
The failures of the Tory ­government are continuing to threaten the lives of millions of ordinary people

Cuts and Covid-19 are a deadly cocktail for social care

26 April 2020
The death toll from the coronavirus in care homes is a scandal, yet workers’ demands for safety measures are still being ignored, reports Sarah Bates

Reopening schools won’t help poor children

26 April 2020
Governments claim they are reopening schools out of concern for children’s welfare and safety. But Sadie Robinson reveals the real reasons

Turn minute’s silence into day of action, say workplace activists

25 April 2020
Trade unionists are organising workplace actions to demand the Tories and bosses put health before profit

Protest as Labour council starts non-essential building work

24 April 2020
Lambeth council in south London is disgracefully embarking on a big non-essential construction project in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, starting with the demolition of one of its own buildings.

Rulers hide true scale of coronavirus deaths, major studies show

23 April 2020
There is massive under-reporting globally of the scale of coronavirus deaths—and that Britain is one of the world leaders in the cover-up

Health workers face the sack for demanding protective equipment

22 April 2020
Worker rightly said, 'as long as we are provided with PPE we will work, without PPE we won't'

Those who want schools re-opened must say how they will keep us safe

21 April 2020
Schools and colleges should only reopen when it is safe to do so.

Walk off by St George’s workers against outsourcer

21 April 2020
UVW union members at St George’s University of London in Tooting are demanding Personal Protective Equipment

Tories’ lies hide scale of deaths in care homes

21 April 2020
At least 4,000 people have died of coronavirus in care homes, according to an industry body.

There are no Tories on our side

21 April 2020
Tory disagreements over ending the lockdown reflect splits in the ruling class about how to return to “business as usual”

Inaction makes union leaders complicit

21 April 2020
The failures of most trade union leaders to mount any resistance to the Tory government’s fatal handling of coronavirus intensifies the danger to workers

Luxury self-isolation for the haves and the have-Yachts during corona crisis

21 April 2020
Entertainment mogul David Geffen was forced to delete a social media post boasting of isolating on a superyacht.

Post workers strike in Suffolk over coronavirus safety fears

21 April 2020
Postal workers in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, walked out briefly on Friday of last week over coronavirus health and safety fears.

Thousands forced back to work in unsafe conditions at government departments

21 April 2020
More than 5,000 people are being made to go into work to operate the government’s payment scheme for laid off workers.

Uber driver suffered in silence, fearing eviction

20 April 2020
An Uber driver died from coronavirus after trying to hide his illness

Trump piles on pressure to end the US lockdown

20 April 2020
US president Donald Trump is ramping up attempts to force people back to work even as coronavirus sweeps the country and deaths mount.

Safety gone ‘out the window’ at big distribution firm, says worker

20 April 2020
Bosses at distribution companies are “endangering thousands” of workers

Bus drivers scared and angry over dangerous conditions

20 April 2020
Bus workers are speaking out about their “fear and anger” as transport bosses move too slowly to protect their safety

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