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Doctors continue pay strike

20 September 2023

Junior doctors struck from 20 to 22 September, with more strikes planned for 2 to 4 October, and a national rally outside the Conservative party conference in Manchester on 3 October. Hospital consultants will also strike on 20 September and on the October dates.

Libya – chaos and tragedy

19 September 2023

The chaotic situation in Libya has contributed to the tragically huge death toll from recent floods. This has its origins in the 2011 NATO-led military intervention.

Youth services are out of service

12 September 2023

Youth clubs are under threat – to an even greater extent than many other services. This year’s Mercury Prize provided a reminder of their value.

Research – Horizon giveaway

9 September 2023

A long-delayed deal with the EU to allow British scientists to take part in the Horizon research programme is weighted against Britain’s interests.

Keep US nuclear bombs out of Britain!

8 September 2023

There have been no US nuclear bombs in Britain since 2008, but there’s a possibility they will return. The bombs were removed from Lakenheath, the US air base in Suffolk, after a persistent and concerted campaign of action against their presence here.

University strikes resume

24 August 2023

University academic staff will resume strike action in their pay and conditions disputes before the end of September unless employers agree to return to negotiations.

Teachers’ resounding victory

21 August 2023

The conclusion of the current teachers’ pay dispute has seen a resounding victory for schools in England and the unions involved, and has secured their biggest single pay rise in 30 years.

Bristol rail success

21 August 2023

Sustained campaigning has revived a Bristol rail line. The first of several new stations opened in July.

Stubborn inflation

21 August 2023

The rise in the consumer prices index in the year to July was a little lower than June – but prices are still rising faster than they have done for years.

Resistance to rail ticket office closures

11 July 2023

Nearly all railway ticket offices in England are planned to close. Rail workers face redundancy and passengers will lose that service. A campaign to oppose the closures is starting.

Making people vote in Wales

11 July 2023

Turnout for Senedd Cymru elections is low. Welsh politicians are seeking compulsory voting instead of asking themselves why voters don't bother.

Doctors in dispute

14 June 2023

Junior doctors in England are on strike again in June in support of their pay campaign, but talks have been unproductive so far. Consultants also take action next month.