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Budget Day strikes

The budget has rightly been overshadowed by the strikes and protests of the labour movement, not least because the announcement has elicited comment from the Office of Budget Responsibility that we will see the largest fall in living standards since 1956.

Education Anti-Poverty Coalition adds voice to Free School Meals

Campaigners from the new Education Anti-Poverty Coalition are calling for child benefit to rise by £20 a week and the expansion of free school meals to tackle poverty and ensure all pupils have a fair chance at school. According to newspaper reports the coalition includes the Fair Education Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group and National Education Union.

RMT rejects pay offer

The privatisation of the rail network as we all know was undertaken as a plain matter of doctrinaire capitalist ideology, not from economic necessity. This experiment has abysmally failed. The British public overwhelmingly supports the re-nationalisation of all public utilities and the entire public transport system.

Birmingham branch statement: Infant mortality rate almost double the national level

A shocking report has found that infant mortality levels in Birmingham are seven deaths per 1,000 live births, compared with 3.9 deaths in England overall, with more than 100 babies dying before their first birthday each year in the city.