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7 October 2020

Fight for jobs and homes for all - defend the right to asylum

The Tory government has discussed measures to transfer asylum seekers to processing centres in various offshore destinations - including Moldova, Morocco, or even as far as Papua New Guinea or Ascension Island in the South Atlantic, press leaks have shown.

7 October 2020

Tories put profit first: Gambling with our jobs and lives

Roll up, roll up, and place your bets - at the great pandemic wheel of fortune! Red, you win the virus; black, you lose your job. Don't fancy the odds? Too late!

7 October 2020

Under the microscope

Wealthy areas and Tory seats are avoiding local lockdown, according to health officials' emails leaked to the Times

7 October 2020

Contact tracer speaks out: privatised system 'in chaos'

On Saturday 3 October, at 2pm, I got a text from NHS Professionals: "CALL TO ACTION we have an urgent requirement to fill additional shifts this weekend. Please log on to book into shifts."

7 October 2020

Spooks step up surveillance of left

"MI5 confronts terror threat from left-wing extremists," screamed a headline in the Times on 3 October

7 October 2020

Probation Service: 'angry, frustrated' staff need fighting lead

The criminal justice system was already stretched to breaking point before Covid. Massive redundancies have left prisons understaffed, with inexperienced officers dealing with prisoners with complex needs.

5 October 2020

test

lots of test here

30 September 2020

Under the microscope

Low-paid workers can claim a pitiful 500 for compulsory two-week self-isolation from 28 September. Four million will be eligible - but who can afford to self-isolate for 200 less than the minimum wage?

30 September 2020

News in brief

A self-declared dollar billionaire US president pays $750 in federal income tax a year, whereas the average US worker pays $8,196 a year in income taxes. Who says capitalism is unfair?

30 September 2020

Students trapped on Covid campuses speak out

Going to university right now feels like walking into a trap made of fire

30 September 2020

Job Support Scheme - too little, too late

I was working with an agency. I started in April. I was doing about 30 hours a week with them, so regular work. As soon as Covid hit, I was let go with immediate effect.

30 September 2020

Tory scheme won't halt mass unemployment: mobilise the unions!

It should be renamed the 'job scrapping scheme'.

30 September 2020

Trade unions must fight to put their stamp on events

'We need a call to arms. That's why I call on everyone to write to the press and lobby their MPs. This was the 'clarion call' of TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady

30 September 2020

Covid restrictions expose Tory splits


For democratic working-class control of health and safety

While government ministers warn of an exponential rise of the coronavirus, the same magnitude of rise could be applied to the level of anger against them over their handling of the pandemic.

23 September 2020

Extend eviction ban! Cap rents! Build council homes!

The six-month eviction ban has come to an end. Hundreds of thousands of people could now be threatened with eviction. The Social Housing Action Campaign (Shac) participated in a protest in London on 16

23 September 2020

Testing shambles: unions must fight back

The government claims that testing for key workers in the NHS, care and schools is provided.

23 September 2020

Covid and the campuses

University workers and students must unite in a fight for safety

23 September 2020

North East lockdown: simmering anger at Tory incompetence

Around two million people have coronavirus restrictions imposed.

23 September 2020

Fund NHS and pay rise now

As we head into a second Covid wave, NHS workers need a pay rise and more resources to cope.

23 September 2020

Tory Covid chaos


To the surprise of absolutely no one, given the disastrous Tory record so far, we face a new Covid peak this autumn. And Johnson's amendments to the Covid laws solve none of the threats to our lives and livelihoods.


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