In this week's issue:
The Socialist 6 February 2008, issue MPs' insult to low-paid workers
MPs' insult to low-paid workers
LOW-PAID public sector workers are facing three years of below-inflation pay rises. Low paid workers earn a fraction of their MP's salary, writes Adrian O'Malley, Unison branch chair, Wakefield and Pontefract Hospitals, Pinderfields Hospital.
TGWU cleaners demonstrating against low pay. Photo Molly Cooper
Their hands in our till
Protests as multinational grabs health centre
Rich avoid paying £25 billion tax bill
Why they call them 'fat cats'
War and terrorism
Bush and Brown's Afghan strategy lies in tatters
"MAKE NO mistake, NATO is not winning in Afghanistan." These are the words, not of an anti-war group but of the opening line of a report by think-tank The Atlantic Council of the United States... By Tom Baldwin
Socialist Party women
Fight attacks on abortion rights
FOLLOWING LAST November's Queen's speech, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill is making its way through the House of Lords at present... By Sarah Sachs-Eldridge
Socialist Party news and analysis
Victory! Bristol campaign saves library
CAMPAIGNERS celebrated at Bristol's Council cabinet meeting on 3 February when the ruling Labour group announced the withdrawal of their threat... By Robin Clapp, Bedminster Socialist Party and MACA Chair - personal capacity
Victory! Hull youth workers save jobs
Inspiring victory for Polish workers
Fighting the BNP in Barnsley
Shell output is down, but profits hit new record
Young workers and Students
Young workers get organised
PCS Young Members' Forum: The third Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) young member's forum took place over 1-3 February... By Matt Dobson
Protest against university fees
Refreshing student work in Bangor
International Socialist Resistance website
Socialist Students website
Environment and socialism
Incinerators: Our health at risk!
Seven boroughs are proposing a new plan for rubbish disposal in north London. Different sites are being looked at to build new waste facilities... By Paula Mitchell
Stop the Anglesey nuclear time-bomb
Socialist Party debate
How can an alternative to the main political parties be developed?
General secretary of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), Mark Serwotka, has sent the contribution printed below to The Socialist, describing the attacks being made on public-sector workers by the government...
PCS workers on strike, photo Paul Mattsson
International socialist news and analysis
Kenya: Workers' movement must provide an alternative
TALKS BETWEEN political rivals and foreign diplomats are continuing to try and solve the escalating sectarian bloodbath in Kenya...
France: LCR votes to launch a new party
Birmingham: Thousands on strike against pay cuts
More than 20,000 Birmingham Council workers were on 24-hour strike on 5 February 2008 over a new pay and grading system and employment contract which will see many lose basic pay... By Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party
Workplace news in brief