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Teachers strike against excessive workload

12 July 2019

On 10 July most teaching staff at The Castle School academy in Gloucestershire went on strike in protest at excessive workload. Action is set to continue into next term.

Jaguar boost for electric car production

11 July 2019

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a huge investment to build electric cars in Britain. The investment will be centred around the Coventry car maker’s plant in Castle Bromwich.

Class sizes on the rise

8 July 2019

New figures from the Department for Education show that class sizes in England’s secondary schools have by the equivalent of one extra pupil per class in just two years.

BiFab workers protest at EDF in Edinburgh

5 July 2019

With their jobs under threat after contracts they could meet have been sent abroad, workers from the BiFab construction yards in Fife protested at the head office of the energy giant EDF in Edinburgh.

Open financial war between EU and Switzerland

1 July 2019

Switzerland and the European Union have begun open financial war as the EU tries to force the country to sign a new agreement covering all aspects of the country’s relations with the bloc.

We're in good shape for no deal - official

16 June 2019

Britain is in good shape for a no deal Brexit, according to the head of the civil service. He said preparations for leaving the EU without an agreement were now advanced, despite earlier fears.
 

Bristolians campaign for better trains

11 June 2019

Like many cities Bristol needs better public transport. Bristolians have been doing something about that with a long running campaign for an improved local train service.

More jobs to be filled from abroad

30 May 2019

The government appears to be ploughing on with plans to denude countries that need their highly skilled workers more than we do rather than train our own here.

British Steel must be saved

28 May 2019

The collapse of British Steel will be disastrous for its 5,000 workers and 20,000 others in the supply chain and it will damage British industry too.

Save Essex Libraries

27 May 2019

Essex County Council is facing fierce protests against cuts to its library service. A demonstration in Chelmsford on 8 June is the latest action to keep the pressure on the council.

Tube union wins maintenance victory

16 May 2019

Tube union RMT has suspended strike action by maintenance and engineering workers after London Underground said it would withdraw planned cuts to train inspection and preparation.

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