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21 April 2020

Councils must demand control of supplies and reversal of austerity

Despite their claims of "partnership" between central and local government, it's clear the Tories have not involved councils in their Covid-19 planning at all, writes Hugo Pierre, Unison union national executive committee member (personal capacity).

20 April 2020

Covid-19 patient speaks out: fantastic support from under-resourced health workers

Steve Nally, a support worker in the housing sector, was among the first Covid-19 patients at St Thomas' Hospital in south London

20 April 2020

Management tells carers PPE would 'worry' residents

My sister works as a carer in a local privately run care home. She has been worried sick over the policies for coronavirus not being implemented there

15 April 2020

Sabotage - the inner workings of Labour's political machine exposed

A leaked Labour report has detailed internal sabotage by senior party officials of Corbyn's attempts to radicalise Labour policies

15 April 2020

Exit strategy? PPE and mass testing - and workers' control of workplace safety

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The coronavirus pandemic in the UK has not yet passed its peak. Hundreds are still dying every day, and yet the pressure is mounting for the Tories to announce an 'exit strategy'

15 April 2020

Fight back against the corona propaganda war

"The BBC must be for the government," said its founder Lord Reith during the 1926 general strike. That has certainly been the case during the coronavirus pandemic, writes James Ivens.

14 April 2020

London Transport workers fighting private companies and TfL to secure health and safety

A life and death battle on the buses: 21 transport workers in London have died from coronavirus, 15 of them bus drivers.

14 April 2020

Expired PPE relabelled for NHS use

Scotland's SNP first minister Nicola Sturgeon has approved relabelling of out-of-date personal protective equipment for use in the coronavirus pandemic

14 April 2020

MPs get 10k each for lockdown expenses - where's ours?

MPs can claim up to 10,000 - on top of their salaries and other expenses - for remote working costs under lockdown. This is on top of the 26,000 a year MPs already get for office expenses!, writes Lindsey Morgan, Leicester Socialist Party.

8 April 2020

Tory lies cost lives

As coronavirus deaths continue to mount at a terrifying rate - the government's responsibility for worsening the crisis is becoming clearer every day.

8 April 2020

End of the Corbyn era - Organise to fight for socialist policies

Keir Starmer, as was widely predicted, has been elected leader of the Labour Party. He won on the first round with 56.2% of the vote

7 April 2020

Dispatches from the front: shortages of NHS staff, equipment - and union leadership

The temptation to come home and cry at the end of every shift is sometimes overwhelming. As part of diagnostics, my department touches on most of the hospital

7 April 2020

Workers take action while union leaders call truce with government and bosses

"And I want to thank them (key workers) and also the leaders of the trade unions who represent them..."

6 April 2020

EE puts workers' health and safety at risk

EE is making it very clear why we can't leave it to the bosses to control our response to the coronavirus crisis, writes Ross Saunders, Cardiff Socialist Party.

6 April 2020

Capitalism causes crisis profiteering: fight for workers' oversight and public ownership

The government's laissez-faire attitude towards supplies, in effect contracting out any control of this to the major retailers, means there have been opportunities abundant for speculators to rip people off, writes Iain Dalton, Yorkshire Socialist Party.

6 April 2020

Under the microscope: Pandemic news in brief

The hospital oxygen supply in Hertfordshire came within inches of failing due to a huge increase in demand

6 April 2020

End of the Corbyn era

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Organise to fight for socialist policies: Starmer becoming Labour leader represents a qualitative step in the capitalist class's campaign to make the Labour Party once again, as it was under Blair, a reliable vehicle for their interests.

1 April 2020

As coronavirus crisis intensifies, class antagonisms deepen

After the pandemic crisis, things will never be the same again. This will be similar to the situation after the two world wars of the 20th century.

1 April 2020

NHS supply chain worker: privatisation has cut equipment quantity and quality

Terrified staff are without adequate PPE

1 April 2020

NHS workers speak out: austerity has left us unprepared

"Only in the last couple of weeks things are actually happening"


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