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Rich learn how to clean their own homes as virus crisis hits

28 April 2020
While some headlines focus on lack of safety kit at work or the rising benefit claims, there’s a hidden group of coronavirus victims—the rich.

Keir Starmer’s ‘real opposition’ leaves the Tories unscathed over virus response

28 April 2020
Media pundits and right wing Labour politicians are hugely impressed by Labour leader Keir Starmer’s response to the coronavirus. Few ordinary people will have noticed.

Union celebrates ‘probably the best deal’ at Carlsberg supplier + Pensions court move

27 April 2020
Drivers employed by logistics company Bibby, which supplies cans for drinks manufacturers including Carlsberg, have won an agreement on health and safety after threatening to walk out.

Sturgeon’s not so different over coronavirus

27 April 2020
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has started talking about a “new normal”. Not for the first time during the coronavirus crisis she echoed ministers in the Westminster parliament.

Protests after pizza firm takes away pay

27 April 2020
Pizza Hut workers in South London are fighting back over money they are owed

As bosses seek return to business as usual—more will die if lockdown ends

27 April 2020
Top Tories regularly stress that lockdown measures must continue. In reality bosses are forcing more and more people back to work

No change in cruel Universal Credit

27 April 2020
The government has refused to make the Universal Credit benefit regime any less punishing

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

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