Reports and Campaigns
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5 June 2013
Pay cuts, jobs cuts, pension cuts, low pay, high rents, Bedroom Tax... The National Shop Stewards Network conference on 29 June will bring together trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners to discuss action over the coming months.
27 March 2013
Cleaners' low pay battle: Cleaners working for Churchill on Arriva Trains Wales were on 24-hour strike on 27 March. They are fighting against poverty pay...
20 February 2013
After months of illegal shift patterns and being expected to work without breaks under a bullying management at my workplace (as previously reported in the Socialist), things are looking up, writes Hannah Parker.
13 February 2013
I volunteer for an advice agency and deal with some people's debt problems. Clients from all walks of life come in because they're worried and need the free help and advice we can offer, writes Carole Wood.
16 January 2013
If I'm opening the pub, I start at 9am. A managerial staff member should arrive at 8am to let us in but usually me and another kitchen worker wait for ten minutes, writes Hannah Parker.
26 September 2012
Andrew Mitchell, the government chief whip who ranted at the police officer outside Downing Street has so far resisted calls to resign, but his lack of punishment puts into stark contrast the very different treatment the rich receive from the police compared to the rest of us...
11 April 2012
Chancellor George Osborne's 2012 Budget seems to provide new sources of anger every week. Con-Dem ministers' recent kite-flying exercise is the idea that no one under 25 should get housing benefit
27 January 2012
"If Bernard gets up your nose - picket!", was the slogan on the leaflet handed out by cleaners from Churchill Contract Services who work on Tyne and Wear Metro.
9 November 2011
Vik Chechi: On 18 October, Queen Mary University (QMUL) Unison branch secretary Vik Chechi was suspended from his post at the east London university...
8 November 2011
Hundreds of cleaners working on Virgin west coast trains will strike for 48 hours on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November, against insultingly low pay 'rises'
12 October 2011
The most recent increase in the minimum wage was pitiful in the face of the rocketing cost of living...
28 September 2011
A century ago, women in the trade unions numbered only a few thousand. Many working class women worked in the most appalling conditions in sweatshops and were outside the trade unions' ranks...
14 September 2011
When you tell someone that you're claiming benefits you can be sure that, in many cases, they will initially picture the right-wing tabloid caricature of someone sat at home all day watching TV, writes Dominic Smith, Winchester.
5 April 2011
NEGOTIATIONS OVER the Devon Stagecoach Bus drivers' modest demand of £6.50 an hour with no strings, have started and a strike scheduled for 23 July has been suspended, writes Steve Bush, Devon.
4 August 2010
A DAMNING report was issued recently by the charity ActionAid on the "deplorable" pay and working conditions of Bangladeshi factory workers employed by British supermarket Asda - a subsidiary of US conglomerate Wal-Mart which makes £45 million a day in profit...
9 March 2010
PCS members have demonstrated their anger at the attack on their Civil Service Compensation Scheme by staging a solid two-day strike that has affected courts, passport offices, jobcentres, tax offices and many other government services, writes John McInally, National Vice-President PCS, personal capacity.
23 June 2009
Are you sick of low pay and long hours?
Angry at cuts, closures and privatisation? Had enough of poverty across the globe? Want an end to war and occupation? Then come to Socialism 2009.
Socialism 2009 is a weekend of political discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party. It offers an important opportunity for socialists, trade unionists, workers and young people to come together and share experiences of fighting back.
5 November 2008
In the build up to Socialism 2008 we have leafleted workplaces, colleges, shopping centres and stations all over London, writes Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party secretary.
4 November 2008
PCS workers on strike, photo Paul Mattsson
This is the next stage of the campaign by civil service union PCS members to defend their jobs, their standard of living and the vital services that they provide, writes Marion Lloyd, PCS national executive, personal capacity
8 July 2008
Teachers, lecturers and civil servants on strike on the same day, photo Paul Mattsson
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