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Politics is about a lot more than parliament

Protests have demanded, ‘Tories out’ – we need more of this (Pic: Socialist Worker) The chaos in the British establishment has exposed the swamp that is parliament and British democracy. This week Tory leader Boris Johnson prorogued parliament—shutting it down to avoid scrutiny of his Brexit manoeuvres. And instead of …

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The fight is on at Royal Mail

Gate meetings have been a show of strength for determined Royal Mail workers (Pic: Guy Smallman) Royal Mail postal workers across Britain staged a mass show of force on Tuesday as they gear up for what their union leader called “the most important dispute in the recent history of industry …

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Workers get ready for war with Royal Mail

Workers at a union gate meeting at Parcelforce in Preston (Pic: CWUNLC/Twitter) Postal workers in Royal Mail and Parcelforce are preparing for battle after their CWU union last week announced a national strike ballot. CWU deputy general secretary Terry Pullinger told reps at a national meeting last week to “get …

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Hundreds join the Silent Walk for Grenfell

Hundreds of people joined the Silent Walk for Grenfell in west London last Wednesday. The monthly march demands justice for the dead and survivors of the blaze that ripped through the Grenfell Tower housing block in North Kensington in 2017 (Pic: Guy Smallman) Union reps meet as post strike may …

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Bradford protest to save museums and libraries

Activists rallied to save libraries and museums in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on Saturday of last week. Two of the Labour-run council’s four museums, Bradford Industrial Museum and Bolling Hall Museum and Library, are at risk of closure under the plans outlined in the last budget. (Pic: Neil Terry) Vote for …

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Big turnout at Glasgow’s Govanhill Carnival

There was a big turnout for Glasgow’s Govanhill Carnival last Saturday. The carnival celebrated multiculturalism and diversity in the city. People brought placards against racism and fascism, while others opposed the hated Universal Credit benefit. (Pic: Bob Fotheringham) FBU members should say no to below-inflation offer Firefighters are voting on …

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Plymouth postal workers stage unofficial walkouts

CWU union members outside the delivery office Postal workers at a Royal Mail delivery office in Plymouth returned to work victorious after a three-day unofficial strike last week. Members of the CWU union at the West Park delivery office walked out without an official ballot last Wednesday, alleging bullying and …

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Post workers in Devon walk out over ‘bully’ boss

Post workers walked out unofficially over allegations of bullying (Pic: CWU) Postal workers at a Royal Mail delivery office in Devon walked out on unofficial strike on Wednesday of last week. The members of the CWU union in Ivybridge, near Plymouth, struck after allegations of bullying from their manager. The …

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