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Welfare rights / Benefits

13 January 2016

Them & Us

It's one law for them...: A High Court judge has ruled against the Tories' benefits cap. Strangely enough, it seems the "strongly worded" judgment has not brought an end to Tory attacks on the most vulnerable.

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18 November 2015

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Secure hospital strike, sacked university rep reinstated, defend victimised CWU reps.

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4 November 2015

10 an hour now!

The Trades Union Congress reports that nearly six million workers in the UK earn less than the voluntary 'living wage'.

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29 October 2015

Brutal tax credits attack halted for now

Unite to fight divided Tories: Tory plans to cut tax credits have caused uproar, but divisions at the top show the government's weakness

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21 October 2015

Former war hero fighting for the future: a pensioner speaks out

Older people are hard hit by the bosses' cuts and sell-offs. Sue Powell spoke to Claude Mickleson, National Pensioners Convention activist and member of Gloucestershire Socialist Party.

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14 October 2015

Napo at a crossroads

Probation and family courts workers - gathering in Eastbourne for their union Napo's conference - face an uncertain future as the full scale of cuts and privatisation comes into view.

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23 September 2015

Them & Us

Short dispatches on the different worlds of workers and the rich. 'Pig Gate', death caused by 'fit to work' assessment, hero cabin crew pay cut.

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23 September 2015

Fight for a real living wage for all!

The seemingly never ending vicious cuts have been hitting us so hard that for many of us survival is a struggle, writes 10 an hour minimum wage now.

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2 September 2015

Killed by benefit cuts

2,380 dead after Tory attacks on disabled: The full horror of Iain Duncan Smith's bullying of the sick and disabled off benefits is now clear. We say: scrap 'work capability assessments' and reverse welfare cuts!

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2 September 2015

Made-up benefit sanction quotes: Tory lies no surprise to us

Tory work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has been caught out totally making up quotes. Imaginary people subject to welfare sanctions - punishment by cutting benefits - say it actually helped them.

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19 August 2015

Government discrimination against EU workers

In Bristol, two Socialist Party members and their families are having their very right to live and work in the UK threatened. Both are European Union nationals with children, who came to the UK to work.

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19 August 2015

Solidarity with Polish workers

On 20 August, Polish workers in Britain are striking

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5 August 2015

Campaigning to end the housing crisis

For many young people buying a house, or even leaving their parents' home, is an impossible dream. Insufficient council housing and inflated house prices force people looking for somewhere to live into private rented accommodation.

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5 August 2015

Them & Us

Brief dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of bosses and their politicians.

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5 August 2015

Human tragedy of Calais crisis

Tories have no solutions: Despite weeks of reports about the desperate people encamped at Calais, Cameron still found a way to escalate anti-immigrant bile.

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15 July 2015

Osborne attacks youth... we take to the streets!

The budget saw vicious attacks on huge sections of society. But one group particularly hard hit was young people. Read reports of protests as we hit the streets to fight back.

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8 July 2015

Them & Us

Short dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of the bosses and their politicians.

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8 July 2015

ESA under the cosh

The Tories intend to slash Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) by almost 30 a week. ESA, which replaced incapacity benefit in 2008, is paid to disabled people or those too ill to work who have extra needs.

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8 July 2015

Stop hammering low-paid - 10 an hour now!

"David Cameron claims that he wants a high wage, low tax economy. If that's the case, he has a funny way of showing it," writes bakers' union BFAWU president Ian Hodson.

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8 July 2015

Migrants flee horrors created by capitalism

For the rich there are very few obstacles to migrating to Britain. It is altogether another story for the majority of those currently fleeing war, dictatorship and conflict in the Middle East and Africa.

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