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16 May 2020
The Tories have started to lift the lockdown while test targets are missed and imported PPE fails to meet NHS safety standards
13 May 2020
Workplace safety must be under the control of the workplace unions with democratic accountability to members.
13 May 2020
With planning, key products like ventilators and PPE should have been easy to provide
6 May 2020
US president Donald Trump has invoked a 1950s Korean War-era piece of legislation to re-open meat processing plants, closed because of high rates of coronavirus infections among their workforces
26 April 2020
The attitude of B&M Bargains management has been 'business as usual'. Some staff are furloughed, often in stores in shopping centres which have closed anyway, and some admin staff.
22 April 2020
JD Sports workers have been organising to demand the company close its warehouse, and pay all shop-floor and warehouse workers full pay for the duration of this crisis, writes a JD Sports worker.
21 April 2020
There is growing anger at the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis. 400,000 people living in care homes have been abandoned - surrendered to the virus.
14 April 2020
All over the world, intensive research is taking place to find drugs to treat Covid-19.
6 April 2020
The government's laissez-faire attitude towards supplies, in effect contracting out any control of this to the major retailers, means there have been opportunities abundant for speculators to rip people off, writes Iain Dalton, Yorkshire Socialist Party.
1 April 2020
Terrified staff are without adequate PPE
11 March 2020
Many shop and supermarket shelves are being stripped of hand wash, toilet rolls and some food lines such as dry pasta, as people panic buy and stockpile because of coronavirus, writes Scott Jones, Usdaw union member (personal capacity).
12 February 2020
Will capitalism save the planet? "The reality is that the big companies rule the roost, and they're only interested in short-term profit," replied the Socialist Party's Martin Powell-Davies on BBC1's 'The Big Questions' on 9 February.
29 January 2020
At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, US president Donald Trump attacked those calling for meaningful action to halt catastrophic, capitalist-induced climate change as "prophets of doom".
22 January 2020
On one side, the global rich elite wine and dine at their annual shindig in Davos. On the other, millions around the world face poverty, war and environmental destruction
20 November 2019
Returns for top company shareholders have increased by 56% in just five years
17 July 2019
Climate change advisers for the government have exposed it as being all talk and no action.
3 July 2019
An investigation into Southern Water by the industry regulator Ofwat has demanded that the company pay a £126 million penalty package, the largest it has ever imposed. The Environment Agency is now also looking into pressing criminal charges.
15 May 2019
On 6 May, one of the most ambitious reports into climate change ever undertaken - the United Nation's Global Assessment Report on biodiversity - was released.
15 May 2019
A private company is taking the NHS to court, because its contract to run Nottingham University Hospital's outpatient-treatment centre was not renewed.
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