Austerity

The wage hike of around $55 comes after months of rallies, protests and a one-day general strike last month which brought air transport, bus services and railways to a halt. The government, following an agreement with the IMF, had frozen the salary of public servants

The workers were employed in the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Reports say that the Disarm collective, a local group that campaigns against police violence, has counted 98 cases of serious injuries till now, including 15 cases of people losing an eye to rubber bullets

The over 300,000 civil servants are also demanding that they be paid in US dollars rather than in the bonds introduced by the Zimbabwe government. Teachers and doctors had gone on strike earlier

Arlene Inouye of the United Teachers of Los Angeles announced that the city’s education authority, Los Angeles Unified School District, had indicated it was ready to return to negotiations

Theresa May is banking on the fact that the MPs who voted against the deal will nonetheless support her as they would like to avoid an election

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