In this issue:
The Socialist 18 January 2002, Stop This Privatisation Madness
Stop This Privatisation Madness
PRIVATE PROFIT is public enemy number one. If your train doesn't arrive, if you're denied a hospital bed, if your education services are cut, if your libraries are closed then chances are it's because big business has decided it doesn't make enough money.
PCS dispute: Support Action For Safety
PUBLIC AND Commercial Services (PCS) union members working in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) took two days of strike action in December 2001 over safety, writes a PCS member.
A Return to the 1970s?... If Only
RAIL WORKERS strike and they are called 'trade union fundamentalists' in a disgraceful attempt by TV commentators to link them to the Islamic 'fundamentalists' behind the attacks of 11 September
Northern Ireland: Workers Strike Against Killings
UNDER INTENSE pressure from trade union members, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions have called a half day strike on 18 January in protest at the spiralling wave of sectarian attacks and threats, writes Peter Hadden, Belfast.
Argentina: Mass Protests Threaten Ruling Class
LAST WEEK The Socialist described the momentous scenes of 19/20 December in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when an uprising of workers and the middle classes pushed aside the 'State of Siege' and drove out the hated President De la Rua, whose 'neo-liberal' capitalist policies had pauperised society
The Worst Railways In Europe
THE CRISIS on the railways has recently overshadowed even the crises in education and the health service, writes Alison Hill.