22 August 2017

Coordinate the strikes to defeat the Tories

Barts strikers, 15.7.17 demo, photo Paul Mattsson


Normally a quiet month for the trade union movement, August has seen a whole number of industrial disputes raging on - and two prominent ones have registered wins: the Birmingham bin workers and janitors in Glasgow.

9 August 2017

Striking back against poverty pay

What's summer about? Sun, sea and... strike action! Fat cats and their Tory MP mates might be lounging on private beaches, but a strike wave is going to hit them

9 August 2017

Global finance: Are those storm clouds ahead?

Is capitalism reproducing the same conditions that led to the 2007-08 financial crash? In two introductory articles, Ross Saunders looks at the rickety global financial order and Ian Groeber points to the recent Italian bank bailouts to show how the working class continues to pick up the tab for the capitalists' failures.

9 August 2017

40% of England's psychiatric wards are 'unsafe'

Fight for mental health funding: Nearly half of England's mental health units are out of date or unsafe according to healthcare regulator CQC. Thousands were "inadequate" or marked "requires improvement."

8 August 2017

Venezuela shows battle Corbyn would face

The Tories and the capitalist media are trying to conduct a scare campaign, rehearsing the shop-worn theme of 'chaos', linking Jeremy Corbyn to the current turmoil in Venezuela.

31 July 2017

Government's tribunal fees defeat

Unison's successful Supreme Court challenge to the government's tribunal fees policy on 26 July is an important victory for workers and the trade union movement.

26 July 2017

Abolish tuition fees and student debt!

Jeremy Corbyn's election pledge to abolish tuition fees was one of the most attractive and popular offers in Labour's manifesto.
His hint that he might also support writing off existing student debt was also warmly received.

26 July 2017

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including bosses' profit, unpaid overtime, shrinking retail products and life expectancy.

26 July 2017

Homelessness and evictions soar under the Tories

120,000 children are currently in temporary accommodation according to the Local Government Association (LGA)

26 July 2017

BBC yawning pay gaps revealed

The BBC has been made to reveal all its staff earning over 150,000 a year. The announcement made front page news in most papers, revealing some eye-watering pay

26 July 2017

Right wing attempts to use single market against Corbyn

Stand firm for an internationalist, workers' Brexit: Just six weeks ago Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, and radical election manifesto, led to a historic surge in the Labour vote

25 July 2017

Court victory for PCS and all trade unions

A High Court ruling that stated it was "unlawful" for the government to exclude the PCS union from negotiations

19 July 2017

Education cuts: Tories buckling under public pressure

On the joint Junior doctors and teachers demonstration 26-4-16, photo by Paul Mattsson

The pressure of the growing campaign against education cuts is starting to have an effect on the government

12 July 2017

G20 betrays refugees created by its own policies

This year is on course to become the deadliest on record for refugees crossing the Mediterranean - and the G20 has done nothing

12 July 2017

This bosses' government must go

No compromise with Tories or Blairites. Fight for mandatory reselection.
Organise and strike for Corbyn's anti-austerity policies.

The 'gig economy' is bad for workers - but good for fat-cat bosses. Like austerity, it is akin to a blood transfusion system for money.

12 July 2017

The left unions and the Labour Party affiliation debate

Who controls the Labour Party remains unresolved. The pro-capitalist right wing uses the structures established under years of Blairism to preserve its position while plotting its next move

5 July 2017

Weakened Tories forced into Northern Ireland abortion u-turn

Thursday 29 June 2017 saw a significant step forward for women in Northern Ireland (NI). Funding to cover the financial costs for them to access abortions in England was pledged by the Tory minority government

5 July 2017

Pride 2017: we need a fighting, socialist movement for LGBT+ rights

Michael Johnson, from the Socialist Party's LGBT group, highlights some of the issues being discussed in this year's Pride celebrations and examines the lessons of the Russian revolution for the struggle for LGBT+ rights today

5 July 2017

Public sector wages - Pay up!

Strike to smash the cap: A stark new report by the government's own advisors on public sector pay has shown that there was a 6% drop in average wages from 2005 to 2015

5 July 2017

Fight establishment's Grenfell insults: no to cover-up, safety for all!

Every day seems to bring a new insult to the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire. They are still seeking assurances of local rehousing. Their landlord has charged them rent for burnt-out homes in error.


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