COVID-19 in UK
Right to picket-UK Union lawsuit wins UK workers right to picket during lockdown 

During the proceedings in a lawsuit filed by Unite union against police and health authorities for threatening workers on strike, the UK government confirmed that workers on lawful industrial action have the right to picket their workplace during the COVID-19 lockdown

University of Manchester students stage occupation of campus against insensitivity of authorities

The occupation was led by UoM Rent Strike, alongside the campaign group ‘9K 4 WHAT?. The protesters were agitating against the extremely high rent and lack of support during the COVID-19  pandemic

Students organize amid fresh pandemic outbreak in British universities

Over the past few weeks, there has been a surge in COVID-19 cases in universities in the United Kingdom. Student activists talk about the challenges they face and the kind of organizing that is happening

Health workers in the UK protest demanding wage hike

Thousands of health workers, including thousands of nurses, marched in London protesting their exclusion from the pay rise announced by the government. The call for the march was given by the Unite union

Covid-19 and Dexamethasone: Some hope for serious patients

A randomised and controlled clinical study conducted in the UK has found that the readily available steroid drug, Dexamethasone, could be a game changer in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Big 5 of COVID: Guess what is common to these top affected countries

The US, Brazil, Russia, India and the United Kingdom have larger than life leaders, but the pandemic has exposed their flaws, at great cost

Assange release request Australia MPs Australian MPs call for Assange’s release from UK prison

MPs who are part of a pro-Assange parliamentary group have called for his release from the Belmarsh prison in the UK over concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 in prisons

UK Transport workers-COVID Unions demand enhanced safety measures for transport workers in London

Trade unions including Unite the Union, National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), among others, have raised concerns about the rising number of deaths of transport workers due to COVID-19. 14 transport workers have died in London alone as of April 8

Workers crisis UK COVID Thousands of jobs at stake as restaurant chain collapses in the UK

Workers of Carluccio’s chain of restaurants have already been subjected to a 50% wage cut due to the COVD-19 crisis

Julian Assange’s bail plea denied

Julian Assange’s defense team had moved a bail application in light of fears of a COVID-19 outbreak in Belmarsh prison. The Wikileaks founder has been in judicial custody in the prison since September 2019

Assange bail application Covid UK Assange’s defense team to apply for bail over concerns of COVID-19 spread in prison

The legal team representing Assange has stated that they will be filing a bail application for Julian Assange on Wednesday over concerns of Coronavirus spread in prison

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