Hancock: ‘stay at home’; Tube bosses: ‘go to work’

Mixed signals from government and employers are putting lives in jeopardy. The Workers Party of Britain deplores this dangerous inconsistency in instructions being given to rail workers in areas identified as breeding grounds for the highly infectious covid South African variant.

Support the Barnoldswick strikers!

The Workers Party of Britain denounces the threat by aerospace giant Rolls Royce to halt production of its Trent Engine blades at its BarnoldswIck plant in Lancashire, robbing 350 workers of their jobs and dealing another sickening blow to Britain’s fast eroding manufacturing base.

Stand with oil refinery drivers in Cheshire

Despite having worked throughout the pandemic, at a risk to themselves and their families, six of the 28 drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK, based at the oil refinery in Stanlow, near Ellesmere Port, are to be sacked by the company.

Statement: Lockdowns are neither effective nor fair, but a further proof of government failure to manage the health emergency effectively

The Workers Party of Britain condemns the new raft of lockdown restrictions brought into effect on Wednesday 14 October – initially targeting the north-west – as a stark admission of failure on the part of Boris Johnson’s Conservative government to deal with Covid-19 on a national scale.

Manchester bus drivers stand firm

The Workers Party of Britain denounces the attempt by bosses at the Go North West bus company in Manchester to take advantage of the pandemic to impose inferior pay and conditions on about 500 drivers, potentially reducing their wages by some £2,000 a year.