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30 April 2015

Why many class fighters won't vote Labour

In the Guardian on 22 April, Owen Jones said: "If you want to look in the eyes of those people pummelled by callous Tory policies, vote Labour - and be prepared to fight."

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15 April 2015

My life as a day centre worker

A Cardiff day care worker, and member of Unison, explains the demands of their important job, against a background of austerity cuts

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photo Paul Mattsson

8 April 2015

Low pay? No way!

Employers around the country - large and small, including the public sector - have created a culture of despair. Poverty pay means millions cannot afford the basics they need for a decent life

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7 April 2015

Immigration: Workers' unity needed

In election hustings Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates will be asked what their attitude is to immigration. How should Socialist Party members respond?

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The planned cuts will hit disabled people and their carers, photo Paul Mattsson

1 April 2015

No cuts to welfare!

Brutal Tory axe to fall on poor: The Tories plan to savagely cut 12 billion from welfare benefits. This brutal axe will fall on disabled people and carers, among many low-income and vulnerable households

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1 April 2015

End punitive benefit sanctions now!

Darren, a Jobseeker's Allowance claimant from Leicester, has been sanctioned, without proper justification, following a new DWP pilot scheme involving daily signing at a Jobcentre. Darren explains what happened

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25 March 2015

2015 elections: Reject the austerity lies

Join the socialist fightback! The Socialist Party's central message in the 2015 elections is this: austerity is not necessary and there is an alternative - a socialist alternative

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18 March 2015

Bus drivers ballot against pay robbery

Abellio London bus workers were told their 2015 pay award - 2% plus other benefits - due in January had been "suspended"

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11 March 2015

Leicester: 3 an hour wage slavery scandal

2,500 garment workers in Leicester, half the total in the city, are paid 3 an hour or less. This horrifying statistic, highlighted in a recent report, exposes sweat shop bosses who flout minimum wage

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25 February 2015

Worse off than our parents

With the approaching general election, many young people, like me, are looking for answers to the multitude of problems over jobs, pay, housing, and education, etc, writes Tanis Belsham-Wray, Leeds Socialist Party

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Workers' pay down 2.5k - Bosses' pay up 700k

18 February 2015

Workers' pay down 2,500... Bosses' pay up 700,000

Fight for decent pay, jobs and benefits: Feeling the pinch? Cutting back on spending? Wondering how you'll make it to the end of the month? You're not alone. Workers everywhere are struggling with stagnating wages and rising prices

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11 February 2015

Azure Card: isolation and stigmatisation of asylum

The 'Azure Card' is given to asylum seekers who are under Section 4 - awaiting a result on their claim for asylum

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Social housing not social cleansing! photo Paul Mattsson

28 January 2015

End the housing crisis

A basic human need. Yet in London tonight, over 6,000 will sleep rough

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21 January 2015

Youth unemployment: anxiety and anger

A new report by the Prince's Trust shows the devastating impact of unemployment on young people in Britain

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7 January 2015

Benefit sanctions ruin lives

The target driven use of punitive benefit sanctions on poor people by this government of millionaires is a national disgrace

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The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stands for rent control and building council housing, photo Waltham Forest TUSC

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stands for rent control and building council housing, photo Waltham Forest TUSC

26 November 2014

Housing crisis! What do socialists say?

The housing crisis is hitting everyone in the face. The mainstream press, politicians and economists all feign concern. Not to mention the real concern of those of us actually affected by it!

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photo Paul Mattsson

photo Paul Mattsson

26 November 2014

14 day deadline to breadline

Scandal of unequal Britain: Many MPs will be looking forward to 2015 - perhaps not to the general election but to the 11% pay rise they'll get if they survive it

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19 November 2014

Toxic mix in Rochester and Strood byelection

As we go to press, Ukip is widely expected to win the Rochester and Strood parliamentary byelection, overturning a Tory majority of nearly 10,000 polled by Tory MP defector Mark Reckless

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12 November 2014

Labour - the singer or the song?

The Con-Dems are the most unpopular government in living memory. Yet Labour's lead limps between 1% and 4%

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5 November 2014

The Con-Dems' Machiavellian cuts

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), a replacement for Incapacity Benefit, was introduced in 2008 for paying benefits to those too ill to work or with a disability

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