Pandemic

A living wage for all

By Jeremy Dewar Workers in Britain are being hit by a triple whammy this month: inflation heading towards 5%; a £20 cut to Universal Credit, hitting the unemployed and worst paid workers; and the ending of furlough for 1 million workers, throwing hundreds of thousands out the door. These are not ‘temporary blips’ that will […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  10 October 2021

National Insurance hike will make workers pay for Tory health and care crisis

By Reginald Banks The Tories have fired an initial salvo at the working class in the battle over who is to pay for the pandemic. The new ‘health and social care levy’, which cleared all of its Commons stages in a single day, will raise national insurance rates by 1.25% to their highest level ever […]

Reginald Banks  ·  09 October 2021

Fire and rehire signals a growing bosses’ offensive

Even more employers will use this tactic to attack terms and conditions.

Andy Yorke  ·  27 April 2021

The pandemic is dragging working-class women back to 2017

The pay gap is widening.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  12 March 2021

Serco pays dividends with taxpayer money

£17m paid to shareholders.

Millie Collins  ·  11 March 2021

Student rent strike is largest since 1973, and it’s spreading

Students at 55 UK universities are on rent strike.

Joe Crathorne  ·  11 March 2021

International Women’s Day, 2021

The pandemic has exposed in the starkest terms how capitalism oppresses and exploits women.

Red Flag  ·  06 March 2021

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