The Socialist

The Socialist 21 August 2004

Warning: Public Sector Under Attack

Warning: Public Sector Under Attack

Action needed across the public sector

New Labour at war with firefighters

The fighting spirit that saved a pit

Know your rights

Europride Manchester: Stop bullying and discrimination


Resistance in Iraq

Oil prices set to rock world economy

Armed intervention in Sudan must be opposed

Venezuela referendum - corrupt elite lose again

Boston: Hundreds pack Ralph Nader meeting

Building for a socialist world


Swansea staff fight outsourcing

Yorkshire bus drivers: Determination pays off

 
 

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The Socialist 21 August 2004, Warning: Public Sector Under Attack

spotWarning: Public Sector Under Attack

THE NEW Labour government has declared war on the public sector. Tens of thousands of jobs are in jeopardy in the civil service...


spotAction needed across the public sector

DESPITE TONY Blair taking it easy in the holiday homes of his rich friends in Italy and the Bahamas, there's been no let up in the government's assault on the public sector...


spotNew Labour at war with firefighters

OUR MEMBERS are furious at the way our agreed deal has been sabotaged by local government minister Nick Raynsford and his New Labour government. They want to wreck our pay settlement and smash our union...


spotThe fighting spirit that saved a pit

Tower colliery: Mariam Kamish, long-standing Socialist Party Wales member, has just been elected to the Lodge committee of Tower Colliery National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)...


spotKnow your rights

MILLIONS OF young people are working in low-paid jobs, often with bullying bosses and unsafe working conditions. Young workers are often denied their basic rights in work and many are scared of losing their jobs if they try to argue...


spot Europride Manchester: Stop bullying and discrimination

spotResistance in Iraq

THE HANDOVER of 'sovereignty' to the interim government of Allawi in Iraq (28 June) was meant to be a step towards 'democracy' and accelerated reconstruction...


spotOil prices set to rock world economy

WORLD LEADERS are showing considerable worry about the continued rise in oil prices. On 10 August, US light crude broke the $45 a barrel mark, the highest price ever in New York. Oil prices have risen 30% this year alone...


spotArmed intervention in Sudan must be opposed

THE CRISIS gripping Darfur, in western Sudan, has been prominently in the news for weeks now. Media reports claim that up to a million people have been displaced and up to 50,000 killed as a result of reported attacks by the Janjaweed...


spotVenezuela referendum - corrupt elite lose again

ACROSS VENEZUELA hundreds of thousands have celebrated the defeat of the attempt to 'recall' the radical President Hugo Chvez...


spotBoston: Hundreds pack Ralph Nader meeting

WHILE THE last preparations were being put in place for the corporate-sponsored, stage-managed Democratic Party Convention in the USA, independent radical presidential candidate Ralph Nader spoke in Boston about why he's determined to challenge the two-party status quo...


spot Building for a socialist world

spotSwansea staff fight outsourcing

OVER 100 Swansea Council ICT (computer) staff have started indefinite strike action in order to prevent the council outsourcing their jobs to a private company. This is a threat to their terms, conditions and pensions...


spotYorkshire bus drivers: Determination pays off

AFTER THREE weeks of indefinite strike action, South Yorkshire First bus drivers have won a significant victory in their pay dispute. This was one of the longest continuous strike actions in the UK bus industry for 30 years...