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25 August 2015

The Corbyn insurgency

Socialism Today, September 2015

Whatever the outcome of the contest, Jeremy Corbyn's campaign has already transformed the political situation in Britain. Public ownership, a free education system, trade union rights, councils resisting the cuts and not implementing them, all are once again up for discussion.

19 August 2015

Kids Company closure

The failure of David Cameron's 'big society': On 7 August Kids Company, a charity providing care for vulnerable children, closed its doors for the last time.

19 August 2015

Them & Us

Short dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of the bosses and their politicians.

19 August 2015

Socialist challenges for Unison leadership

Roger Bannister, photo Paul Mattsson

Rank-and-file socialist Roger Bannister is standing for general secretary of Unison

19 August 2015

Probation and courts union Napo needs socialist leadership

Members of probation and family courts union Napo are currently voting for national officers. The union is under sustained attack following the break-up and privatisation of over half the probation service.

17 August 2015

National Gallery all-out strike goes on as bosses sell off jobs

The prolonged dispute at the National Gallery turned to indefinite strike on 11 August.

19 August 2015

Uni unions ready Manchester jobs fight

Trade unions UCU, Unison and Unite at the University of Manchester are preparing to fight to save hundreds of jobs. Over 300 staff attended a joint union meeting to discuss management threats.

19 August 2015

Retail union must fight Sunday trading deregulation

Among the Tories' vicious attacks on working class people is further deregulation of Sunday trading.

17 August 2015

London tube's summer of strikes joined by First Great Western

London Underground could be shuttered again by bosses' pig-headedness over staff restructuring and night service.

19 August 2015

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.

19 August 2015

The Labour Party, Militant and 'infiltration'

Militant issue 1307 advertising the launching of The Socialist

In fury at the popularity of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership campaign, right wing politicians and media alike have been referring to 'infiltration' of the Labour Party by Militant supporters. Militant was the predecessor of the Socialist Party - whose supporters in the past were members of the Labour Party.

19 August 2015

Youth 'Boot camps': We won't pay for their crisis!

Tory Cabinet minister Michael Hancock has announced punitive plans to force unemployed youth to attend military-style boot camps.

14 August 2015

Corbyn stand: A welcome upheaval in British politics

Labour's right-wing have been astonished and horrified at the over-flowing rallies for Jeremy Corbyn. Those staunch defenders of austerity can only dream about attracting such large, enthusiastic and young audiences.

5 August 2015

Health trusts told 'don't fill posts' - stop NHS cuts!

The NHS regulator has now told 46 health trusts in 'deficit' that their spending plans are "unaffordable" - and that only 'essential' posts should be staffed. In other words, make more cuts!

5 August 2015

Abolish the House of Lords!

The sex-and-drugs scandal and subsequent resignation from the House of Lords by Baron Sewel of Gilcomstoun merely re-confirms that Britain's political elite is rotten and out of touch with the real world.

5 August 2015

Rent hikes make housing unaffordable

Between June 2014 and 2015, average private rents in Britain increased by 2.5%, according to the Office for National Statistics.

5 August 2015

Fiddling finance capital in the dock

The trial and conviction of former UBS and Citigroup trader, Tom Hayes, has revealed the huge scale of the 2012 Libor rate-fixing scandal perpetrated by the major banks.

5 August 2015

Them & Us

Brief dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of bosses and their politicians.

5 August 2015

Human tragedy of Calais crisis

Tories have no solutions: Despite weeks of reports about the desperate people encamped at Calais, Cameron still found a way to escalate anti-immigrant bile.

5 August 2015

Rail shutdowns step up: second tube strike, 72-hour Great Western walkout

As we went to press, transport unions were about shut down London for 24 hours, and planning a three-day strike on First Great Western rail.


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