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‘Key worker’ would have to work a lifetime to earn a top chief executive’s pay award

19 August 2021
The average chief executive officer (CEO) of one of Britain’s top firms is paid £2.69 million.

One in 16 firms could close when furlough pay ends

17 August 2021
One million workers are employed by businesses at critical risk of closing operations within the next three months.

Earthquake causes new devastation across Haiti

17 August 2021
As Haiti is struck by earthquakes, Sam Ord explores the damage that imperialism has done

Will we discover who the Tories put in ‘VIP lane’?

17 August 2021
The government has been forced to say it will publish all the names of companies that received PPE contracts after being referred into a fast-track “VIP lane” by ministers.

Letters—The latest vaccine failure exposes more Tory greed

17 August 2021
Tory health secretary Sajid Javid confirmed this week that the government is to begin administering booster vaccines in the autumn.

Pret A Manger bosses’ attacks show union leaders must be ready to fight

12 August 2021
The Tories have underlined how they are going to keep attacking workers’ living standards. And bosses are following them with new attacks as people return to workplaces and furlough ends.

Battle continues at DVLA + Vote No in Haringey Love Lane demolition ballot

09 August 2021
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has admitted it is dealing with a huge backlog of work. It comes amid strikes by PCS union members at its offices in Swansea.

Minimum wage dodging bosses owe workers millions

05 August 2021
Bosses who’ve broken minimum wage laws owe more than £2 million to 34,000 workers, according to business department data.

Easing travel rules puts profit before health

03 August 2021
Following immense pressure from travel industry tycoons, Britain’s international travel restrictions will be eased.

Letters—Drug related deaths show the brutality of neoliberalism

03 August 2021
Scotland’s drug deaths are an indicator of a sick society. For seven consecutive years, Scotland has had the highest rate in Europe.

Delta variant outbreaks around the world show new Covid danger

03 August 2021
The US’s chief medical adviser has warned that “things will get worse” as coronavirus cases soar

Empty shelves—nothing super about the market

31 July 2021
With shelves staying bare and shortages predicted to get worse, Sophie Squire looks at what’s behind the crisis and pins the blame on production for profit

Almost four million people face low pay and insecure work

29 July 2021
Around 3.7 million people in Britain face low-paid insecure work, according to new research by the Living Wage Foundation.

DVLA workers prepare for month-long safety strike 

27 July 2021
A group of workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea are set to begin a month-long strike on Monday of next week.

Blame the huge surge in virus cases, not the app

23 July 2021
Notifications from the test and trace app are rising due to coronavirus cases. Sophie Squire investigates the Tory failures that have led to the rises

No to vaccine passports

20 July 2021
Boris Johnson ironically announced on “freedom day” that vaccine passports will soon be required in England.

Tory freedom day disaster

19 July 2021
As Covid cases continue to soar the Tories have decided to lift all restrictions and scientists are already ringing alarm bells, writes Sam Ord

From Cuba: a description of the protests

17 July 2021
As a service to a fuller understanding of the recent Cuban protests, we publish a description by socialists in Cuba.

Virus has created potential for boom—and bust

13 July 2021
Are we heading, as some commentators claim, for another “Roaring Twenties”, like the economic boom that followed the terrible flu pandemic of 1918-19?

Tories will give Covid the freedom to mutate

12 July 2021
The Tories confirmed on Monday that they will lift ­Covid-19 restrictions next week even though scientists are warning of the huge risks

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