Health & Safety at Work

How Royal Bournemouth Hospital management put patient and staff safety in jeopardy: A frontline nurse explains

6 February 2021

Hospital management pretended that they could look after Covid and non-Covid patients along with other elective patients, without adequate staff and resources. This has failed miserably, with severe consequences.

As pandemic continues in China, lack of resources provokes social media protests

By Jerry Zhang, 28 January 2021

The government’s COVID-19 prevention and control system is facing tremendous pressure and fuelling popular discontent.

Opposition mounts to Spanish government’s refusal to implement coronavirus measures

By Alice Summers, 28 January 2021

The blame for the explosion of cases and deaths in Spain lies squarely on the shoulders of the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, which has refused point-blank to take any serious measures to control the pandemic.

Network meeting of action committees for safe education discusses Europe-wide school strike

By Our reporters, 28 January 2021

The online meeting in Germany adopted a powerful resolution against the return to workplaces, schools and day-care centres under conditions of a widening pandemic.

Australian governments lift safety restrictions despite COVID-19 dangers and vaccine doubts

By Martin Scott, 28 January 2021

The back-to-workplaces drive is being escalated, even though vaccine roll-outs have not begun.

Oppose the unsafe reopening of colleges and universities!

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US), 26 January 2021

The reopening of schools amid a raging pandemic is a criminal act that will only add to the already horrific toll of death from the coronavirus.

Chicago schools chief threatens to lock out teachers who don’t return to school buildings Monday

By George Gallanis, 23 January 2021

The Lightfoot administration has indicated it will treat teachers following through with a union resolution to continue teaching remotely as engaging in an illegal strike, even as she and Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker push to open restaurants and businesses.

Southern California school districts plan reopenings despite dire spread of COVID-19

By Melody Isley, 23 January 2021

In the past two weeks, COVID-19 deaths have increased by 82 percent throughout California as the virus continues to spread unabated. Despite the surge, multiple Southern California school districts plan to reopen in the coming weeks.

Alabama teachers speak out as four more teachers die of COVID-19 this week

By Shelley Connor, 23 January 2021

The staggering impact of these educators’ deaths upon staff and students is incalculable, and there have been numerous heartfelt tributes made by community members in Montgomery.

Greater numbers dying as COVID-19 infections spread in UK workplaces

By Barry Mason, 23 January 2021

Data published by Public Health England covering January 4-10 showed a near 70 percent increase in reports of COVID-19 infections related to workplaces, with 175 clusters. These workplaces were other than schools, hospitals or care homes.

Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness exposes stark global inequalities in COVID-19 reponse

By Benjamin Mateus, 22 January 2021

The second report from the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response is a thorough indictment of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baltimore City Schools announces wide reopening of schools in mid-February

By Harvey Simpkins, 22 January 2021

The move has the support of the city’s Democratic Mayor Brandon Scott, making Baltimore the latest Democratic-led city or state to aggressively reopen schools as the pandemic rages out of control.

The science of the pandemic supports teachers’ concerns over the dangers of school reopening, Part two

By Benjamin Mateus, 21 January 2021

Science validates teachers’ concerns that in-person education during the pandemic is a dangerous proposition. This article reviews some of the more recent scientific findings.

Landmark victory for Smart Motorways Kill campaign as coroner rules Jason Mercer and Alexandru Murgeanu were unlawfully killed

By Robert Stevens, 21 January 2021

The ruling is a devastating blow against Highway England’s campaign to defend “smart motorways.”

Record UK COVID-19 deaths as government plots ending “the last” lockdown

By Robert Stevens, 20 January 2021

This is being justified by citing a vaccination programme with only four million people having received the first dose of a required two doses. The population of the UK is over 66 million.

22 workers trapped by blast in Chinese gold mine

By Peter Symonds, 20 January 2021

The disaster provoked public concern after it became known that the mining company did not report the explosion for more than 30 hours.

Indiana lawmakers propose new law shielding businesses from COVID-19 liabilities

By Jack Temple, 18 January 2021

The proposed law seeks to remove legal rights from workers if they get sick or die from contracting COVID-19 at work.

School nurses return to campuses as United Teachers Los Angeles covers for Democrats

By Tadakatsu Čapek, 18 January 2021

Two years after betraying the strike by 33,000 teachers, the United Teachers Los Angeles is collaborating with state and local Democrats to reopen schools in the epicenter of the world pandemic.

US deaths from COVID-19 lead to a more than one-year decline in life expectancy

By Benjamin Mateus, 18 January 2021

Life expectancy in the US has declined dramatically, by more than one year, due to deaths associated with COVID-19 infections. Adding to the catastrophe of the pandemic, a new variant of the coronavirus has been detected across more than 12 states, threatening to further exacerbate the crisis.

Ontario teacher denounces unions’ “feckless response” to government’s ruinous handling of the pandemic

By A letter from an Ontario teacher, 18 January 2021

“What is emerging among educators not just in Ontario or Canada, but throughout the world is the realization that educators must rely on our biggest asset and resource—that is ourselves!”

Three million in Los Angeles County have been infected with COVID-19 as workplace outbreaks reach all-time high

By Kevin Martinez, 16 January 2021

The virus is so widespread, according to the Los Angeles Times, that the infection rate has likely been slowed down by the large numbers of people who have already contracted it and developed a temporary immunity.

Tens of thousands of UK National Health Service workers fall ill with COVID-19

By Rory Woods, 16 January 2021

Nearly 50,000 health care workers have contracted the virus and thousands more are isolating or shielding.

Inside the COVID-19 outbreak at Lakepointe nursing home in Clinton Township, Michigan

By Zac Corrigan, 16 January 2021

At least three Lakepointe residents have died from COVID-19 since Christmas, and workers say that residents who catch COVID are no longer able to be removed from the home, which has resulted in a growing outbreak that they can’t contain.

UFCW complicity exposed in outbreak at Tyson pork plant where managers bet on infections

By James Langley, 16 January 2021

The indifference of UFCW Local 431 to the plight of workers in the plant is so unconcealed that it was even acknowledged by the local press.

London Mayor declares “major incident” as UK capital devastated by COVID-19

By Thomas Scripps, 13 January 2021

The Office for National Statistics estimates that one in 30 people are infected with the virus in London, up to one in 20 in the worst-hit areas.

Global COVID-19 death toll nears 2 million

By Benjamin Mateus, 13 January 2021

It has been one year since the first person died from complications caused by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19.

German hospital group terminates nurse after criticism of situation in ICUs

By Markus Salzmann, 13 January 2021

As new infections reach record levels in Germany, the number of people requiring hospitalization for COVID-19 is growing.

Hundreds of workplace outbreaks of COVID-19 along US West Coast

By Kayla Costa, 11 January 2021

In California, there are 511 active workplace outbreaks connected to the infections of 10,000 employees in service, logistics, food processing and other industries.

Nearly 30,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 in the past 10 days

By Bryan Dyne, 11 January 2021

At the current rate, more than a quarter million people will die across the globe before the end of January, including more than 60,000 in the US alone.

Record numbers of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations across the US as pandemic surge continues

By Kevin Martinez, 8 January 2021

The situation in southern California remains especially dire, with Los Angeles County emerging as a global epicenter of the virus.

Ontario care worker denounces political establishment over disastrous conditions in care homes

8 January 2021

Five workers at Canada’s long-term–care facilities have died from COVID-19 within little more than a week.

New year begins with record COVID-19 deaths in Germany

By Martin Nowak, 7 January 2021

The beginning of the year in Germany was characterised by overcrowded crematoria, hospitals on the brink of collapse and mass death.

Five Canadian health care workers die within a week as COVID-19 infections rise sharply nationwide

By Carl Bronski, 7 January 2021

Canada’s health and senior’s care systems are buckling under a second wave of the pandemic for which the entire political establishment is responsible.

Brazilian workers exposed to infections and death as meat-processing industry reaps record profits

By Tomas Castanheira, 6 January 2021

At least 127 workers have been infected in a COVID-19 outbreak at a plant owned by Seara in Rio Grande do Sul.

Washington state fines Gebbers Farms months after COVID-19 deaths of workers

By Diana Green and Evan Winters, 6 January 2021

Gebbers Farms persistently and openly violated basic COVID-19 safety precautions even after regular government inspections and three worker deaths in July.

Los Angeles limits ambulance services as COVID-19 infections skyrocket in California and nationwide

By Bryan Dyne, 6 January 2021

The unfolding nightmare in the city of 4 million people is the direct result of the ongoing drive to reopen schools and non-essential businesses.

Quebec nurses need independent organizations of rank-and-file workers’ power, not another pro-capitalist trade union

By Laurent Lafrance and Richard Dufour, 6 January 2021

Outraged by their union’s latest sellout agreement, some nurses have voiced support for building a new, more “militant” union.

Australia: Chinese immigrant meatworkers locked out after protesting alleged assault

By Jason Quill and Patrick O’Connor, 6 January 2021

The meatworkers' union acted as strike-breaker, shutting down the Chinese workers’ principled act of solidarity with their victimised colleague.

UK in third national lockdown as coronavirus surges out of control

By Robert Stevens, 5 January 2021

The lockdown is not as stringent as that imposed last March, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisting that people should go to work if they cannot work at home to keep profits rolling in for the major corporations.

Hundreds of Arizona teachers stage sickouts to prevent in-person learning as cases skyrocket

By Renae Cassimeda, 5 January 2021

At least 750 Phoenix-area teachers are expected to participate in sickouts Tuesday in opposition to schools reopening to in-person instruction this week amid record surges in COVID-19 cases throughout Arizona.

Mounting mental health crisis among US health care workers

By Alex Johnson, 5 January 2021

With coronavirus infections and deaths rising to astronomical heights, frontline health care workers are experiencing acute mental and emotional distress.

Beloved El Paso, Texas teacher dies from COVID-19 as Governor presses schools to reopen

By Tony Jackson, 5 January 2021

The reopening of schools across Texas, enforced by Republican Governor Greg Abbott has been a major factor behind the surge of the pandemic in El Paso and throughout the state since August.

Tennessee confronted with surge in coronavirus cases

By Cordell Gascoigne, 5 January 2021

Nearly one percent of the state’s 6.8 million people have contracted the disease, making Tennessee the fourth highest infection percentage in the country.

“For corporations they are only numbers”

Two GM Silao workers in Mexico die on Christmas Eve

By Andrea Lobo, 5 January 2021

Workers have reported 13 deaths at the GM Silao Complex in Mexico to the WSWS since the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador allowed production to resume in May

COVID-19 cases rise sharply in China

By Lily Zhao, 5 January 2021

An examination of the chain of infections in three major Chinese cities further underscores the highly contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus.

“Every death is a catastrophe. We should be angry about this.”

Curator of Earth Felt the Wound, site tracking US educators’ deaths, speaks to the WSWS

By Nancy Hanover, 4 January 2021

The World Socialist Web Site interviewed the administrator of a new website tracking educator deaths since the return to school last fall.

Industrial murder at General Motors

Autoworker crushed to death at Marion Stamping Plant in Indiana

By Tim Rivers, 4 January 2021

Mark McKnight, a highly skilled and careful worker, was 57 years old. Everybody liked him, a co-worker commented, “the nicest guy you could ever meet.”

Hospitals overwhelmed and bodies loaded into semi-trailers as California reaches breaking point with COVID-19

By Gabriel Black, 4 January 2021

The flood of coronavirus cases has exposed the underfunded and unprepared health care system in the richest state in the US.

Three-quarters of infected Memphis workers remained on the job after testing positive for coronavirus

By Leon Gutierrez, 4 January 2021

While the study by county health officials does not attempt to explain why so many people continued to work, the fact is that major corporations have continued to operate at close to full capacity during the height of the pandemic, resorting to lies and threats to keep workers on the job under unsafe conditions.

Over 2,900 US health care workers have died from COVID-19

By Benjamin Mateus, 4 January 2021

A new report by the Guardian and Kaiser Health News published last week estimates that over 2,900 health care workers have died in the United States due to COVID-19.

“Our patients are dying like flies, it’s like a warzone”

Nurses call for help as California hospitals pushed to the brink

By Evelyn Rios, 31 December 2020

Every day deaths continue to break one-day records, with 440 deaths on Tuesday, more than half of which are from Los Angeles County.

Biden and Democrats rush to reopen schools in new year as COVID-19 death toll climbs

By Jerry White, 31 December 2020

Dozens of large urban school districts in the United States—from San Diego, Tacoma and Denver to Chicago, Atlanta and Washington DC—plan to restart in-person schooling in the opening weeks of the new year, even as health experts predict January will see a “surge on top of a surge” of COVID-19 infections and deaths.

Boeing’s deadly 737 Max resumes US commercial flights

By Bryan Dyne, 30 December 2020

Nearly two years after the 737 Max was grounded, not a single corporate executive or federal regulator has gone to jail for his role in the deaths of 346 people.

Ford Kansas City Assembly worker dies after testing positive for COVID-19

By Marcus Day, 29 December 2020

The worker had been at KCAP over a decade and was employed by a cleaning vendor at the plant, workers said.

COVID-19 cases skyrocket in South Korea and Japan

By Ben McGrath, 29 December 2020

As in countries around the world, the inadequate responses of Tokyo and Seoul to the pandemic have been driven by concerns for big business.

A deadly Christmas in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 29 December 2020

The crocodile tears shed by Steinmeier in his Christmas address cannot disguise the fact the ruling class is responsible for the greatest mass deaths since the end of World War II.

Open letter from London Bus Drivers Rank-and-File Safety Committee

Workers demand answers over COVID-19 infections at Cricklewood garage

Miles Driver, 29 December 2020

Despite the preventable deaths of 35 London bus workers, a new wave of infections has struck, with information about garage outbreaks deliberately concealed in the interests of “operational efficiency”, i.e., profits.

Coronavirus accelerates as new strain detected across Europe

By Will Morrow, 29 December 2020

The spread of the new strain of the virus intersects with the European governments’ criminal refusal of measures to stop the pandemic that would cut corporate profits.

Rubber glove factories become COVID-19 epicentres in Malaysia

By Robert Campion, 24 December 2020

Damning exposures by Top Glove workers have revealed sweltering conditions, with lack of protections, no social distancing and packed dormitories.

ICUs begin filling up in New York City as Cuomo, de Blasio dither on effective pandemic restrictions

By Josh Varlin, 24 December 2020

Some hospitals are over capacity in their ICUs, presaging a significant increase in deaths in the coming days and weeks.

Reject the SEIU sellout: Mobilize the working class to defend HCA nurses in southern California!

By Evelyn Rios, 24 December 2020

With the pandemic spreading out of control and California hospitals strained beyond capacity by the flood of nearly 20,000 COVID-19 patients, including at least 3,500 in ICUs, nurses in Southern California have taken a stand to demand safe staffing levels and protections that are critical to save the lives of health care workers and patients alike.

United Workers Union organises return to work at Hanes warehouse in Australia

By Will Marshall, 24 December 2020

The union’s latest “victory” maintains the current low level of permanent jobs at the Melbourne site, where more than half the workforce has been casualised.

Shut down the auto industry to save lives until a vaccine is available to all! Full compensation for all workers!

The Autoworker Rank-and-File Safety Committee Network, 24 December 2020

Just as no soldier wants to be the last one shot before a peace treaty, there is no justification for any further deaths to build Jeeps or F-150s while millions of people wait to be vaccinated.

A coronavirus Christmas

COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths worldwide reach record highs

By Bryan Dyne, 24 December 2020

“The next 100,000 deaths are baked in,” said Biden coronavirus advisory board member Dr. Atul Gawande to CNBC.

Britain descends into chaos as coronavirus crisis mounts

By Robert Stevens, 24 December 2020

On Tuesday, 691 more people were announced dead from the virus. Yesterday this was topped with 744 deaths reported, the highest total since April 29.

Germany: Coronavirus outbreaks turn Berlin elderly care homes into death traps

By Katerina Selin, 24 December 2020

In the German capital, which is governed by the Social Democrats, the Greens and the Left Party, care homes are turned into death traps for the elderly and staff.

Deadliest week in Germany since COVID-19 pandemic began

By Gregor Link, 24 December 2020

Last week was by far the worst in the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany, with officially 175,314 infections and over 4,300 deaths (against 3,050 the previous week). Across Europe, the death toll exceeded the catastrophic half-million mark on Tuesday.

No to forced work amid raging pandemic! All non-essential production must be shutdown with full compensation to workers!

By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 24 December 2020

Factories, tea estates and government institutions are now dangerous hotbeds for COVID-19, a situation caused by the Rajapakse government’s defence of corporate profits.

Canada’s health care system buckling as governments reject measures to contain COVID-19

By Roger Jordan, 24 December 2020

In hospitals in Canada’s six biggest provinces, there are, or will soon be, more COVID-19 patients needing intensive care than available ICU-beds.

Death toll rises to 11 at General Motors plant in Silao, Mexico

By Andrea Lobo, 23 December 2020

José Luis H., who worked in the plant’s car body area, was the last confirmed death, on December 19. The plant’s Human Resources manager, who had overseen the firing of workers for challenging the lack of protections against COVID-19, also died earlier this month.

Cook County public sector workers carry out one-day strike for hazard pay and safer working conditions

By Alexander Fangmann, 23 December 2020

One of the top demands is hazard pay for all essential frontline workers, as well as an additional $5 per hour for workers directly tasked with caring for COVID-19 patients or working in COVID-19 units.

Mobilize the working class to defend HCA nurses!

For a general strike to halt nonessential production and alleviate strain on the health care system

By Evelyn Rios, 23 December 2020

With ICUs at zero percent and 100,000 additional hospitalizations expected in January, immediate action must be taken by the working class to save lives.

Southern California nurses should reject SEIU’s effort to sabotage struggle for safe conditions

By Evelyn Rios, 22 December 2020

Nurses are already expressing fear that the contract will do nothing to improve the dire conditions at three Southern California hospitals in the immediate or near future.

As pandemic surges, California hospitals move to ration care

By Brian Dixon, 22 December 2020

With health care systems being overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases and intensive care units filled to capacity, hospitals are starting to ration care, withholding it from those deemed unlikely to survive the disease.

Democrats press to open schools across the US as pandemic surges

By Jerry White, 22 December 2020

In line with President-elect Joe Biden’s stated aim to reopen America’s schools, Democratic mayors and governors are moving to resume in-person teaching even as infections, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 continue to reach new highs.

Berlin teacher dies following COVID-19 infection

By Markus Salzmann, 22 December 2020

The death of Soydan A., a young teacher who taught at a community school in Berlin-Kreuzberg, is due to the reckless school opening policy amid a pandemic that has been spreading rapidly for months.

“It’s like the frontlines of a war!”

Washington educators denounce Democratic Governor Jay Inslee’s plan to reopen schools

By Diana Green, 21 December 2020

Following decisions in New York City and Oregon, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee has updated the school reopening guidelines for Washington state to allow the return of at least some students in every district, regardless of the rate of infection and death.

At least five autoworkers test positive for COVID-19 at Windsor, Ontario Fiat-Chrysler plant

By Carl Bronski, 21 December 2020

While the auto bosses and Unifor union have collaborated to conceal information about the outbreaks from autoworkers, workers began sharing information among themselves about the dangerous situation.

Britain’s dangerous new COVID-19 strain: A warning to take urgent action now!

By Robert Stevens, 21 December 2020

With hospitals already overwhelmed throughout the world, scientists are sounding the alarm about a new, more transmissible variant of COVID-19 that has emerged in Britain and is leading to a major surge in infections.

Eight deaths as hundreds of Chicago transit workers infected by COVID-19

By Brian Green, 21 December 2020

A report by the Chicago Sun-Times showing 900 COVID-19 infections and eight deaths among Chicago Transit Authority employees since the start of the pandemic underscores the criminal role played by the unions in imposing unsafe conditions.

The COVID vaccine rollout: A demonstration of capitalist incompetence

By Benjamin Mateus, 21 December 2020

Last week has seen the life-saving Pfizer vaccine rollout accompanied by a massive publicity campaign. However, immediately, issues on allotments and distribution have met with mass confusion.

Third worker dies of COVID-19 at a Bakkavor food plant in the UK

By Robert Stevens, 19 December 2020

No details were made public about the workers who died at the Tilmanstone plant.

Indiana steelworker Troy Allen, 45, dies while working at US Steel’s Gary Works mill

By Jessica Goldstein, 19 December 2020

Both the United Steelworkers and US Steel are working to cover up the cause of death of 45-year-old steelworker Troy Allen, who passed away while working at US Steel’s Gary Works mill on December 12.

After lawsuit revealed they took bets on spread of coronavirus in Iowa plant

Whitewash investigation ends with Tyson Foods firing seven managers

By Cordell Gascoigne and Tom Hall, 19 December 2020

As the World Socialist Web Site predicted, the investigation by Holder, who made his bones as a Wall Street attorney before joining the Obama administration, is a complete whitewash, using the demented actions of the local plant supervisors to scapegoat them and shield Tyson’s top leadership from responsibility.

More than 30,000 daily infections in Germany and war-like conditions in hospitals

By Gregor Link, 19 December 2020

Conditions at German hospitals resemble those in a war. One doctor told the press that several times in the past few days “we had to decide who gets oxygen and who doesn’t.”

New York City EMS worker receives massive support against right-wing smear by New York Post

By Clara Weiss, 18 December 2020

The Post piece prompted a big backlash on social media, and the paramedic’s remarkable rebuttal quickly went viral.

“This is the catalyst”: Autoworkers support call for nationwide shutdown with full compensation

By Tom Hall, 18 December 2020

The pandemic is continuing its daily, life-threatening spread throughout the auto industry, generating growing outrage among workers and support for decisive measures to save lives.

Brazil and Mexico report spikes in COVID-19 deaths as pandemic ravages Latin America

By Tomas Castanheira, 18 December 2020

The two largest countries in Latin America are reporting an accelerated growth of COVID-19 cases and deaths, and are close to surpassing the peaks from earlier this year.

UPS Worldport facility begins distribution of vaccine

By Nick Barrickman, 18 December 2020

The massive logistics hub began shipping doses of the vaccine throughout the United States on Monday, even as record numbers of its pilots contracted the deadly virus.

“I feel like I’m living through the apocalypse”

Nurses speak on burnout and PTSD as COVID-19 hospitalizations in US reach new highs

By Katy Kinner, 17 December 2020

The voices of nurses and other health care workers paint a vivid picture of the consequences of the bipartisan policy of “herd immunity” as they experience firsthand the breakdown of the health care system in the current surge.

Xavier Becerra: Biden makes phony “left” gesture with Health and Human Services cabinet pick

By Dan Conway, 17 December 2020

The California Attorney General and former congressman has been selected to lead the federal department that will play an enormous role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee high school coach’s death underscores dangers of school reopenings and sports

By Warren Duzak, 17 December 2020

David Picklesimer, a 55-year-old high school teacher and coach, is one of hundreds of educators that have died of COVID-19.

Sri Lanka: Lively discussion at Health Workers Action Committee online meeting

By Our correspondents, 17 December 2020

The meeting discussed the need for an independent initiative of workers to defend the health service, in unity with the international working class.

New York City educators, parents and students must organize a strike to close all schools!

New York City Educators Rank-and File Safety Committee, 17 December 2020

Urgent action is required to close all schools and nonessential workplaces to stop the spread of the pandemic and save lives.

Almost 1,000 daily COVID-19 deaths in Germany: The criminal outcome of keeping businesses and schools open

By Christoph Vandreier, 17 December 2020

Despite the horrific number of deaths, all parties in the German parliament continue to put profit before lives and health.

California officials order 5,000 body bags as state’s intensive care units near full capacity

By Peter Ross, 17 December 2020

On Tuesday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that state officials had ordered thousands of additional body bags and 63 refrigerated trailers to store the dead, as coronavirus infections explode throughout the state.

Scottish government and unions refuse to extend holiday break despite teachers' demands

By Steve James, 16 December 2020

The Scottish government and the Educational Institute for Scotland are working to ensure schools stay open as long as possible before the Christmas holiday to ensure maximum profits.

As pandemic rages

Johnson government forces London schools to remain open

By Thomas Scripps, 16 December 2020

The dangers posed by keeping schools open worsen daily. London has been leading a renewed national surge of infections since the partial November national lockdown was ended.

British Columbia’s NDP government presiding over mass COVID-19 infections in schools

By Penny Smith, 16 December 2020

Even as infections surge in schools throughout BC’s lower mainland, the province’s NDP government and its unions allies are determined to keep kids crammed into unsafe classrooms.

For emergency action to save lives! Close schools and shut down nonessential production! Full compensation for workers!

By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 16 December 2020

Every day that emergency action is not taken to stop the pandemic means thousands of more deaths.