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The Socialist 12 May 2009

Fight all job cuts

Fight all job cuts


MPs live it up at our expense !


Sweep away the thieves and their system


Renationalise the railways

Sri Lanka's killing zone

Corus jobs slaughter - fight the closure

News in brief


Linamar sack Swansea trade union leader

A victory at Linamar would be a victory for all workers

Visteon workers discuss socialism


No2EU - Yes to Democracy campaign news

No to the EU gravy train


Youth Fight for Jobs Launch conference


Gaza: the nightmare continues

Imperialism sucked deeper into Afghan quagmire


Defending jobs and conditions at the Olympics site

Defending jobs and conditions at Fiddlers Ferry

Wales TUC: For trade union democracy and for trade union rights!

Socialist methods tested

Workplace news in brief

PCS conference: A fighting union that defends its members

NSSN - fight the bosses' offensive

NSSN Conference: Saturday 27 June


Defeating the poll tax


Save our schools Weston Favell, Northampton

Lewisham Bridge primary school

Threat of academies

 
 

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Defending jobs and conditions at Fiddlers Ferry

A good spread of Warrington trade unionists and construction workers from across the north-west came to a meeting organised by Warrington trades council. The meeting was to campaign against the blacklisting of union activists in the construction industry, recently exposed by the Guardian newspaper and the Information Commissioner.

Blacklisted electrician Steve Acheson spoke, outlining his exclusion from work over the last nine years.

The Labour government made a law to make blacklisting illegal in 1999, but then stopped short of passing the regulations necessary to give effect to the law they had passed.

There was a lively discussion on the blacklist, its effects and also the somewhat muted response of the Unite trade union to the confirmation of the existence of the blacklist. It was agreed to attend a protest at Fiddlers Ferry power station on 1 May, in solidarity with Steve, after he was unfairly selected for redundancy on the site 19 weeks ago.

A resolution was unanimously passed to forward to the Merseyside Association of Trades Councils and to put to other trade union branches.

At the protest, the union rep from the power station came out for a word. These workers are potentially very powerful - Fiddlers Ferry generates 3% of England's electricity. At the end we were offered breakfast from the power station canteen!

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A Warrington trades council delegate

In this issue

Fight all job cuts


Thieving MPs

MPs live it up at our expense !


Socialist Party editorial

Sweep away the thieves and their system


Socialist Party news and analysis

Renationalise the railways

Sri Lanka's killing zone

Corus jobs slaughter - fight the closure

News in brief


Linamar and Visteon

Linamar sack Swansea trade union leader

A victory at Linamar would be a victory for all workers

Visteon workers discuss socialism


Socialist Party election campaign

No2EU - Yes to Democracy campaign news

No to the EU gravy train


Youth fight for jobs

Youth Fight for Jobs Launch conference


International socialist news and analysis

Gaza: the nightmare continues

Imperialism sucked deeper into Afghan quagmire


Socialist Party workplace news

Defending jobs and conditions at the Olympics site

Defending jobs and conditions at Fiddlers Ferry

Wales TUC: For trade union democracy and for trade union rights!

Socialist methods tested

Workplace news in brief

PCS conference: A fighting union that defends its members

NSSN - fight the bosses' offensive

NSSN Conference: Saturday 27 June


Marxist analysis: history

Defeating the poll tax


Education

Save our schools Weston Favell, Northampton

Lewisham Bridge primary school

Threat of academies


 

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