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The Socialist 3 December 2014

The bitter pill of cuts to come

The Socialist issue 836

The bitter pill of cuts

Osborne's solution deficit

NHS: the money's running out

Tower Hamlets: Government attacks local democracy

Terrorism Bill: May continues job started by Blair

Them & Us


World health crises show: Capitalism kills!


Care UK: Inspirational struggle for all trade unionists

Hull city council: a tale of two surveys

College UCU strikes against imposed new contracts

Lambeth College strike dates named

Northern line RMT stoppage over sacking

Trelleborg engineering pay victory

Reports from the NSSN bulletin


Angry New Era tenants take protest to Cameron

Sixth form students grill Grayling

Stop academies in Lewisham

Crown drops charges against protest pensioners

No justice, no peace: protest stops London streets

Neighbours defend disabled man from eviction


Help us fund historic election challenge

More socialists needed!


Zero-hour contracts: Demeaning rules and poverty pay

 
 
 
 

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Northern line RMT stoppage over sacking

2014 started with a strike on London Underground's Northern line, part of a system wide strike against ticket office closures, and it's ending with another strike on 1 December. This time it's over the dismissal of a train operator allegedly in breach of procedure.

Morden can be pretty soulless at five o'clock in the morning, but there was already a determined picket line. The heavy management presence and needless British Transport Police visits underline the high stakes in this dispute.

The Morden and Oval RMT branch has a strong tradition of defending victimised members and this won't change. The next step may be a ballot for a strike across the network in the new year.

A message of support was received from Unite members at Putney Bus Garage.

And it won't stop at industrial action. Branch members stood as TUSC candidates in the May local elections and are planning to stand in the general election.

David Maples

In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

The bitter pill of cuts

Osborne's solution deficit

NHS: the money's running out

Tower Hamlets: Government attacks local democracy

Terrorism Bill: May continues job started by Blair

Them & Us


International socialist news and analysis

World health crises show: Capitalism kills!


Socialist Party workplace news

Care UK: Inspirational struggle for all trade unionists

Hull city council: a tale of two surveys

College UCU strikes against imposed new contracts

Lambeth College strike dates named

Northern line RMT stoppage over sacking

Trelleborg engineering pay victory

Reports from the NSSN bulletin


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Angry New Era tenants take protest to Cameron

Sixth form students grill Grayling

Stop academies in Lewisham

Crown drops charges against protest pensioners

No justice, no peace: protest stops London streets

Neighbours defend disabled man from eviction


Socialist Party appeal

Help us fund historic election challenge

More socialists needed!


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Zero-hour contracts: Demeaning rules and poverty pay


 

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