The Socialist

The Socialist 3 April 2004

Stop The Council Tax Rip-Off

Stop The Council Tax Rip-Off

Fighting Back Against New Labour's Job Cuts

"We're Not Settling Until We Get A National Deal"

NHS: Superbugs, superdrugs and dirty hospitals

Don't Let The Market Rule Education


The New Satanic Mills

Council Workers Enjoy The Fruits Of Victory!

Defending trade union rights in Newham


Raffarin's 'Reforms' Decisively Rejected

Scottish Socialist Party Conference

CWI Appeal: Nigeria Members Arrested

 
 

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The Socialist 3 April 2004, Stop The Council Tax Rip-Off

spotStop The Council Tax Rip-Off

"WHAT WE are saying is that we are going to have a go," Nancy Taaffe told the socialist. Nancy, a member of Waltham Forest Unison and the Socialist Party in northeast London is helping to organise a local demonstration...


spotFighting Back Against New Labour's Job Cuts

THE CIVIL service union PCS National Executive Committee (NEC) met last week. The news of Brown's "day of the long knives" budget statement, announcing massive job cuts across the civil service, was ringing in our ears...


spot"We're Not Settling Until We Get A National Deal"

MORE THAN 4,000 nursery nurses across Scotland are entering their fifth week of all-out strike action as we go to press. With 80% still out on strike, the local government employers, New Labour-dominated CoSLA, completely miscalculated the energy...


spotNHS: Superbugs, superdrugs and dirty hospitals

A MASSIVE rise in reported cases of the 'superbug' MRSA in children must be a cause for concern to everyone...


spot Don't Let The Market Rule Education

spotThe New Satanic Mills

There are 5,500 UK call centres employing 400,000 workers, many of whom have no union representation and work in appalling conditions. These workers are now threatened with "off-shoring" or "out-sourcing"...


spotCouncil Workers Enjoy The Fruits Of Victory!

Hours cut in Knowsley: OVER 1,200 local authority employees of Merseyside's Knowsley council are moving this month from a 37 to a 36 hour week, with no loss of pay, in the first of a two-part move which will result in a 35-hour week across the council workforce...


spot Defending trade union rights in Newham

spotRaffarin's 'Reforms' Decisively Rejected

THE RIGHT-WING Chirac-Raffarin government in France is in political meltdown following disastrous regional election results. Its share of the vote slump to 36%...


spotScottish Socialist Party Conference

MORE THAN 400 delegates and visitors attended the 2004 Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) conference on the weekend of 27 and 28 March in Edinburgh. This was the fifth, and largest, SSP conference and the first since the SSP's election success of last...


spotCWI Appeal: Nigeria Members Arrested

Members of the Democratic Socialist Movement, our section in South Africa contacted us yesterday to report the violent breakup of a peaceful protest against housing conditions and the subsequent arrest of 14 demonstrators from Mount Moriah, outside Durban.