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Teachers’ strikes and student blockades in France over lack of virus safety in schools

03 November 2020
Thousands of teachers struck across France on Monday and Tuesday in protest at the lack of coronavirus safety in schools.

Education workers demand schools close during lockdown, and discuss how to make it happen

01 November 2020
The Tory plan leaves schools, colleges and universities – major sources of virus transmission – open

People Before Profit campaigners demand more jobs protection for workers

31 October 2020
Hundreds of people joined an online rally and physical protests against the “job loss nightmare” on Halloween.

Panicked Tories announce lockdown - but it is too little, too late

31 October 2020
The Tories announced a month-long national lockdown across England on Saturday as their coronavirus policies degenerated further into fatal chaos

LETTERS—Gardner’s occupation drove others to fight Thatcherism

30 October 2020
The occupation of the Gardner’s factory 40 years ago was an inspiration to many workplaces.

Young workers speak out—‘The Tories don’t care about us’

30 October 2020
The economic impact of the pandemic has devastated millions of workers’ lives across Britain.

Coronavirus round-up - Paper claims older people were sacrificed in first wave

27 October 2020
Older people were excluded from receiving lifesaving care at the height of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the spring, the Sunday Times newspaper has claimed. 

Solidarity not charity is answer to Tory cruelty

27 October 2020
The Tories’ refusal to give free school meals to children in the holidays has seen an outpouring of support for poor children from ordinary people.

Systematic racism is to blame for black and Asian coronavirus deaths

27 October 2020
Coronavirus has “thrived on” systematic racism—and more black people will “unnecessarily die” unless there’s urgent action.

Joe Biden can’t contain the deep bitterness that exists in the US

26 October 2020
It was one of Bill Clinton’s advisers who coined the slogan, “It’s the Economy Stupid!” But this has been Donald Trump’s recipe for getting re-elected.

Parents slam Tories over free school meals - ‘They don’t care about our kids’

26 October 2020
Fury is growing over the Tories’ refusal to extend free school meals (FSM) in England during the holidays.

Jobs nightmare for millions of workers as furlough ends on Halloween

26 October 2020
Millions of working class people face the nightmare of mass unemployment as the Tories prepare to scrap the furlough scheme on Halloween.

Interview with Paul Holmes—‘Unions need to use their power for their members’

26 October 2020
Sarah Bates talked to socialist candidate Paul Holmes about his plans to shake things up in the public sector trade union

Young people put at risk by Tory Covid-19 failures

25 October 2020
Coronavirus infections and deaths are soaring out of control.

Protesting at Tory scum who deny children food and destroy jobs

24 October 2020
Protesters have taken to the streets over the decision to deny children free school meals and to end the furlough scheme

Tories scramble to prop up business

22 October 2020
The Tories fear that their policies are leading to an economic catastrophe, but they are bailing out the corporations rather than workers

The Tories are weak— and we can stop them

20 October 2020
The Tory government is wrecking working class people’s futures, and gambling with their lives.

The Troublemaker—For Serco test failures the profits are still world-beating

20 October 2020
Outsourcing firm Serco has announced its profits are set to soar after being paid to operate NHS Test and Trace in England.

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries

19 October 2020
The infection rate among secondary school pupils rose by more than in any other age group since September.

Don’t trust Andy Burnham’s posturing over lockdown

19 October 2020
Andy Burnham has wanted to be Labour Party leader for most of his career. He stood in two leadership elections and failed both times.

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