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Coronavirus


Shocking evidence to MPs shows how firms are putting lives at risk

02 April 2020
Submissions to a parliamentary committee reveal how the government’s failures are hitting workers

Mutinous mood among paramedics over lack of safety equipment

01 April 2020
A London ambulance worker spoke to Socialist Worker about the anger and fear over the lack of PPE

Royal Mail workers stage unofficial walkouts over coronavirus safety

01 April 2020
Workers in at least two Royal Mail offices in Scotland have struck unofficially over coronavirus safety fears.

Industrial round up: Don’t let car bosses reopen factories

31 March 2020
Car bosses are drawing up plans to restart production at plants in Britain and Europe producing non-essential vehicles. They must be stopped.

Trump forced into small climbdown as death toll and US virus count rise

31 March 2020
Trump forced into small climbdown as death toll and US virus count rise

Abortion law changes do not go far enough

31 March 2020
Rules relaxing access to abortion aren’t enough to protect women in the pandemic.

Fresh strikes for coronavirus safety in Italy

31 March 2020
Workers in Italy are resisting bosses’ attempts to benefit from the ­coronavirus crisis.

Virus shows how capitalist system fails millions

31 March 2020
The coronavirus crisis has exposed capitalism as a brutal and inhumane system that fails to meet people’s most basic needs.

Capitalism brings people together — perhaps to bury it

31 March 2020
We’re encouraged to see ourselves as competing individuals. But capitalism enables collective action that undermines those ideas

Tories’ failure to test for virus will cost more lives

31 March 2020
The Tories are trying to hide their responsibility for the coronavirus crisis as the number of patients rises by 1,000 a day.

Letters—Crisis shows how education can be organised differently 

31 March 2020
As a teacher, socialist and trade unionist I met the cancellation of Sats, GCSEs and A Levels with mixed feelings. I have genuine sympathy for children who have been preparing long and hard for their tests and exams. 

Coronavirus crisis exposes the myth of a progressive EU

31 March 2020
The coronavirus crisis has exposed political leaders as wanting. The systematic bungling by Boris Johnson’s government is summed up by the fact that he, his health secretary and the chief medical adviser have all tested positive for the virus.

We need action, not dodgy deals, from union leaders over virus

31 March 2020
Action by workers has shown the type of ­resistance that’s possible against bosses who force them to work in unsafe conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.

Poor quality food sent to children on free meals

30 March 2020
Children on free school meals are being sent food packages that will leave them hungry

Tories abandon homeless people despite promises to give shelter

30 March 2020
Conflicting advice from the Tory government is resulting in homeless people being at heightened risk of contracting coronavirus.

Poor quality food sent to children on free meals

30 March 2020
Anger as children on free school meals are being sent food packages that will leave them hungry.

Health workers die in lack of equipment ‘national scandal’

30 March 2020
Weeks after the government insisted the shortage of personal protective equipment was being resolved, doctors and nurses are getting ill, and some die because they still can’t get it

Ventilators deadly shortage threatens care

30 March 2020
Hospitals have started rationing ventilators for patients as the coronavirus death toll rises.

Strikes and repression spread across the African continent

30 March 2020
Workers have suffered repression and evictions to try and stop the spread of the virus, but there has also been fightback in the form of strikes.

The things they say

30 March 2020
‘I shook hands with everybody’

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