5 July 2021
Cuba has begun shipping its Abdala vaccine against Covid-19 to Venezuela, despite long-standing economic and financial blockades of the two countries by the USA.
18 May 2021
Manchester bus drivers, members of the union Unite, working for Go North West have defeated a plan by the company to fire and rehire them on worse pay and conditions, ending a strike that began at the end of February.
15 March 2021
Strike action by drivers at Go North West in Manchester has been solid – and well supported in the wider labour movement.
1 March 2021
Bus drivers working for Go North West have begun an all-out strike against company plans to fire and rehire workers on worse pay and conditions.
20 February 2021
Most breast screening programmes in Britain were paused in March 2020 because of Covid-19. Screening has since restarted, but there’s much to be done as almost a million women have missed mammograms.
7 February 2021
Russia’s main opposition party is campaigning for the “natural right” of children to go to school in the face of widespread closures.
30 January 2021
Remember the warnings? Poor Britain, too small to go it alone in the big bad world. Now look at the EU’s vaccines debacle…
18 January 2021
The government's plan to manufacture and deliver Covid-19 vaccine shows the remarkable progress made in finding a way out of the pandemic.
17 January 2021
A Yorkshire company has developed new production facilities.for personal protective equipment, one of many innovations from British firms in the face of the pandemic.
1 December 2020
The news that Liverpool is to enter Tier 2 when the current restrictions end this week is a challenge to the government’s default top-down, we-know-what’s-best-for-you approach to dealing with the pandemic.
23 November 2020
The scientists involved in developing vaccines against Covid-19 coronavirus – wherever they are based – are part of a global collaboration that has achieved the near impossible in record time.
22 November 2020
Nothing illustrates the potential of collective and people-led organisation like the response of British workers to the Covid-19 pandemic.
9 November 2020
A report from the Institute of Government points out the dangers of devolution exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
12 October 2020
Professional training must continue despite the current pandemic. The need for essential face to face teaching must not be overlooked, otherwise students will be delayed in qualifying and entering the workforce.
11 September 2020
As well as preparing for winter and a second wave of Covid-19, the NHS must look at how it has dealt with other conditions and plans for the future.
9 September 2020
There has been a strong reaction to universities union UCU’s tweet of a non-peer-reviewed paper saying that without strong controls, students' return to campuses would cause at least 50,000 deaths.
15 August 2020
The case for opening schools to all children in September is compelling. We know how the benefits for children of attending school vastly outweigh any risks.
7 August 2020
Volunteers have installed 50 pots of flowers down the middle of Clevedon Pier, ensuring one-way movement for visitors.
10 July 2020
The government's reponse to the coronavirus economic crisis lacks vision. It's up to the working class to provide it.