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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"

Privatised care services are putting people at risk

12 April 2020
Vulnerable people in social care are left at a heightened risk of coronavirus because of the failures of local government bosses, private care providers and national government

New emergency laws used to target solidarity with refugees

12 April 2020
Police in Melbourne, Australia, fined and harassed activists using powers granted to deal with coronavirus

Half a million people with serious conditions left off 'extremely vulnerable' list

12 April 2020
The government list of “extremely vulnerable people” who need maximum protection and extra support during the coronavirus crisis has missed off over half a million people.

Food poverty is hitting millions during lockdown

11 April 2020
Millions of people in Britain are going hungry during the coronavirus crisis, according to new research.

Letters: Say no to the sick idea of the ‘survival of the fittest’

11 April 2020
A new scandal over Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders has revived previously unthinkable eugenic notions about the “survival of the fittest”. 

Viruses and the sick system that destroys our environment

11 April 2020
Pandemics and viral outbreaks aren’t an accident of nature. Fresh research confirms how tearing up animals’ natural habitats and intensive farming are to blame, writes Sadie Robinson

Racism, not genetics, explains why Covid-19 hits black and Asian people harder

10 April 2020
The front page of Socialist Worker last week featured faces of some of the many workers in Britain who have died from coronavirus. Of the eight people pictured, six were black or Asian.

Thousands of older people and workers at risk of virus in care homes

09 April 2020
Care workers are speaking out after pressure mounts on them to deliver critical frontline services amid high levels of staff sickness, unsafe conditions and resident deaths. 

Argos workers angry at being seen as ‘collateral damage’

09 April 2020
Argos warehouse workers are being “put in danger” to keep profits rolling in during coronavirus crisis. 

Health workers protest against poor response to virus in Greece

08 April 2020
 Health workers in Greece protested at 28 hospitals around the country on Tuesday, against their right wing government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

‘It’s very scary to be a bus driver right now’ - workers speak out

08 April 2020
Eleven bus workers have now died after contracting Covid-19, with tens of thousands more transport workers terrified of the same fate.

The state—whose side is it on?

07 April 2020
The coronavirus crisis has seen governments across the world bring in harsh new state powers. Nick Clark looks at how so-called temporary restrictions on our rights can often become permanent 

‘Business as usual’ is killing workers

07 April 2020
Ministers say that a “small minority of people” are putting our lives at risk. That’s true—they sit in the Tory cabinet, on the boards of corporations, and are at the top of society.

Stop the deaths of London bus drivers

07 April 2020
At least eight London bus workers had died at the start of this week after being infected by Covid-19.

‘We are made to feel our job isn’t valuable’ - care staff speak out

07 April 2020
Coronavirus puts hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in adult social care services at risk. 

Tories and their backers are in the money thanks to virus

07 April 2020
 Jacob Rees-Mogg—remember him?—will be cashing in on the coronavirus crisis.

More health workers die due to lack of protective equipment

07 April 2020
Health workers are dying of coronavirus because of the Tories’ failure to provide proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 

‘Every day is a struggle’ on Universal Credit

07 April 2020
Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to claim benefits as bosses throw them on the dole, writes Sadie Robinson

Uncertainty for workers as Debenhams unable to pay debts

06 April 2020
 More than 20,000 workers at Debenhams fear for their jobs after the company began its third insolvency process in a year on Monday.

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