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LETTERS—Give black people ownership of coronavirus vaccinations

14 February 2021
Take up of the coronavirus vaccine has been much higher than expected. A quarter of the British adult population is now vaccinated.

Overseas university students starved by racist rules during coronavirus pandemic

14 February 2021
International students were encouraged to come to Britain despite the pandemic, so universities could make money from them. Now lockdowns, job cuts and a lack of support have left many struggling to survive, reports Sophie Squire

‘The Tories don’t care about our children’s safety’

12 February 2021
Ruthba goes to work every day in a sector that’s “filled with fear” and where “stress levels are through the roof”.

Care home workers were forced to ‘make their own’ safety kit

12 February 2021
Care home workers were left without personal protective equipment (PPE) early in the pandemic, MPs have said.

Tory failures worsen women’s lives

10 February 2021
A report published by the Women and Equalities Committee has warned the Tories are “turning the clock back” on gender equality.

Border curbs and Covid—don’t let the racists divide us

09 February 2021
Boris Johnson bragged last week that, in terms of Covid-19 border controls, Britain has “one of the toughest regimes in the world”.

‘We held system together,’ says sacked Test and Trace worker

08 February 2021
A private firm has fired hundreds of NHS Test and Trace workers despite warnings that the system should remain a vital part of controlling Covid-19.

It’s time to use Section 44 at the DVLA in Swansea

08 February 2021
Hundreds of workers in a dangerously overcrowded government workplace in Swansea met last week after threatening to strike.

Tories run aground on their own privatisation of the NHS

08 February 2021
A leaked copy of the government’s plans to “reform” the health service in the wake of the pandemic led to some far-fetched headlines last weekend

The Troublemaker—Cop tasers ill man nine times

08 February 2021
A Met police officer has been given a final warning after tasering a man with mental distress nine times.

Damning report exposes Tory care home lies

07 February 2021
Tory claims to have thrown a “protective ring around” care homes are in tatters after a report by the Care Quality Commission.

LETTERS - Individual acts over safety can become collective resistance

07 February 2021
Thanks for printing my letter on the NEU union’s groundbreaking advice to teachers to use Section 44 of the 1996 Employment Rights Act to refuse to work because of Covid-19 (Letters, 27 January).

‘We won’t roll over and take it,’ say Sage care home strikers in north London

06 February 2021
Sage care home workers in Golders Green, north London, staged lively picket lines on Saturday. 

Health workers’ lives put in danger by official PPE guidelines, study shows

04 February 2021
A new study backs health workers’ claims that they are still being put in danger by not having access to the best protective equipment.

Damning study shows attacks on benefits have terrible toll on mental health

03 February 2021
Attacks on benefits have led to soaring mental health problems and more people taking their own lives.

Vaccines don’t mean it’s the end of the virus

02 February 2021
The Tories want us to think that a full and safe return to workplaces and schools is just around the corner. It's a lie.

Vaccine nationalism will endanger us all

02 February 2021
Farcical aspects aside, the row over the European Union’s vaccine supplies reveals the inability of the present system to manage the Covid-19 pandemic.

Staff could strike over coronavirus safety at Swansea DVLA

02 February 2021
Workers at a dangerously overcrowded government workplace in Swansea have said they are ready to strike over safety.

Labour pushes for a return to schools

02 February 2021
Boris Johnson has said that schools in England could fully reopen from 8 March. But Johnson said this would depend “on lots of things going right”.

Tories lock refugees in a coronavirus ‘breeding ground’

01 February 2021
Asylum seekers held at an ex-army camp in Kent have protested against the appalling conditions they’ve been kept in during the Covid-19 pandemic

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