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Net zero – wider discussion needed

25 September 2023

Rishi Sunak has postponed the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles and gas boilers. This is welcome but only a first step in challenging net zero orthodoxy.

Critical period for UCU members

24 September 2023

Members of the Universities and Colleges Union face difficult choices in continuing their action on pay and conditions in the face of employer resistance.

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.

Sign of the times – people care: a reader writes

8 September 2023

We received this letter from a Workers reader in east London about a recent shopping trip. Although it was a novel experience, this may be happening around Britain more often than we realise. The challenge is how not let this go to waste – to act and not just grumble.