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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

Building bosses putting lives at risk by ignoring ‘distancing’

20 April 2020
Construction bosses are putting their profits before workers' lives

Health unions’ call for minute’s silence should be used to mobilise against Tories

20 April 2020
Unison, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives have organised a national minute’s silence for 11am on Tuesday 28 April.

Johnson’s coronavirus failures are political, as a speech in February showed

19 April 2020
A devastating article in the Sunday Times underlines the criminal complacency of the Tories. But the rot goes deeper than individuals.

Marxism in an age of catastrophe - capitalism created an era of plagues

18 April 2020
We live in an era of plagues because of capitalist development, argues socialist author Mike Davis.

Police forced to apologise for telling disabled woman to stop sitting on bench

18 April 2020
'It’s not the same for everybody because not everybody needs to sit down.'

NHS protective equipment crisis deepens, and workers pay the price

18 April 2020
Half of nursing staff have felt pressure to work without appropriate protective equipment during the coronavirus crisis, according to a survey by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Conspiracy theories don’t explain society’s problems

17 April 2020
Sophie Squire asks what makes people believe in conspiracy theories—and looks at why they’re ultimately a dead end

Letters: ‘Radical’ left in Spain failed the test of coronavirus

17 April 2020
I was angry to see the Spanish state relax its coronavirus lockdown last week and workers in manufacturing and construction being told to return to work.

‘It feels like we’re sleepwalking into the slaughterhouse’ - bus drivers speak out

17 April 2020
Bus workers are speaking out about their 'fear and anger' as transport bosses move too slowly in protecting their safety. 

Health workers protest for protective equipment

16 April 2020
Health workers and their supporters took part in a day of symbolic action to demand “health before profit” on Thursday.

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.

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