Class issues

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Outsourcing has eroded workers’ wages and rights | Letter
Letter: In local government, the NHS and education, there has been little protection against employers slashing labour costs, writes George Binette

Letters

26, Jun, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Questioning the lack of diversity at Glastonbury | Letter
Letter: Plenty of white people feel excluded from Glastonbury – tickets are hard to get and the price prohibitive for all but the comfortable middle classes, says Lucy Matthews

Letters

26, Jun, 2022 @4:38 PM

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London state school pupils train to take on private schools at Rugby fives
Bold experiment uses sport to boost social mobility while bringing organised games to state schools

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

16, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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UCL apologises for ‘bullying and sexual misconduct’ at architecture school
London university investigation finds ‘culture of unacceptable behaviour’ going back decades

Geneva Abdul

09, Jun, 2022 @5:59 PM

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Struggling to pay at the supermarket till, I felt that childhood shame flooding back | Kerry Hudson
When you have grown up counting the pennies, you never forget it. A problem with my card almost had me in tears, writes Kerry Hudson

Kerry Hudson

29, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Want to make art? You better be rich: how Australian culture locked out the working class
Wages are low, work insecure and funding has been gutted. Amid a cost-of-living crisis and a pandemic, are we about to lose a swathe of artists to obscurity?

Vicki Kyriakakis

15, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Young, old, rich, poor – Labour must heal the cultural divide | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to Julian Coman’s article about the party’s difficulties in reaching working-class voters in post-industrial towns

Letters

13, May, 2022 @3:59 PM

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‘You get filthy’ – the photographer who shoots sweaty workmen in building sites
Finding it tough to break into conceptual art, David O’Mara shot all the people he worked with in his day job instead – from bricklayers to painters and decorators

Diane Smyth

03, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Oxford Union parades ignorance with no shame – no wonder the Tories love it | Zoe Williams
So Angela Rayner does not have Boris Johnson’s ‘debating training’. Is that a reference to mumbling about Peppa Pig World, asks Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

28, Apr, 2022 @12:59 PM

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The US may not share Britain’s obsession with class – but it hates women every bit as much | Arwa Mahdawi
Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren have an unpleasant amount in common with Angela Rayner, writes Arwa Mahdawi. Female politicians are routinely belittled on both sides of the Atlantic

Arwa Mahdawi

27, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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England: A Class of Its Own by Detlev Piltz review – an outsider applauds the status quo
The German author updates Jilly Cooper and The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook in a provocative celebration of the English class system

Blake Morrison

13, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Some days I really struggle’: Jade Akoum on the killing of her schoolboy brother
Three years after the fatal stabbing of 17-year old Yousef Makki, his sister is still disgusted by the way he was depicted at the murder trial

Michael Segalov

21, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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