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28 July 2011
Train manufacturer Bombardier has announced the loss of 1,400 jobs following the government decision to award the Thameslink rail project to German company, Siemens. Around 10,000 marched against job cuts on Saturday 23 July in the biggest demonstration in Derby for decades...
9 February 2011
On 1 February it was announced that 2,400 workers at Pfizer's research and development facility in Sandwich, Kent, will be made redundant after the company's decision to close the site completely...
7 July 2010
Steve Appleton reviews: Whoops! Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay, by John Lanchester, published by Allen Lane, 2010, writes £20.
16 June 2010
Northern Rock workers are stunned to hear that the bank is now planning another round of job cuts. Last week workers were hit by a redundancy bombshell of 650 job losses out of 4,500 staff. This works...
9 June 2010
Editorial: The Tories claim that massive cuts are necessary because of New Labour's excessive public spending on services and welfare. This is a giant con trick, which every capitalist party - including New Labour - is colluding in. Nothing could be further from the truth...
24 February 2010
Nationally civil servants are facing an attack by the government on their 'compensation scheme' - their redundancy rights...
9 December 2009
Editorial: The year 2009 is ending as it began. Thousands of workers are losing their jobs in factory closures while bankers rescued by government intervention and money from working class taxpayers continue to rake...
9 September 2009
Vestas workers are continuing their fight for nationalisation and jobs on the Isle of Wight (IOW), building for a national day of action on Thursday 17 September...
29 July 2009
Editorial 29 July: As we go to press workers at Vestas Blades on the Isle of Wight, the only wind turbine plant in Britain, have been occupying the plant for over a week to try to prevent its closure. The twenty five workers inside the occupation have faced repeated threats of sacking, legal action, and removal of redundancy payments to try to force them to end the occupation.
27 May 2009
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union conference met against a background of the worst recession since the 1930s and in the wake of a budget statement that set out the government's strategy to "deal with the economic crisis" they themselves have created, writes John McInally, PCS vice president, personal capacity.
11 March 2009
In yet another humiliating blow to its pro-big business economic policy the New Labour government is providing state 'loans' of up to £2 billion to prop up the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), writes Adrian O'Malley, Unison health service group executive Yorkshire and Humberside (personal capacity).
4 March 2009
RESEMBLING SOME kind of feudal payment in perpetuity, sacked Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin's £693,000 annual pension is absolutely outrageous, writes Pete Mason.
3 March 2009
THE CAPITALIST economy is going deeper into recession. 320,000 jobs could be destroyed in Britain in the next three months, 'business advisers' now predict. Over two million people are already out of...
24 February 2009
For millions of working class people, however, the urgent question is: where is the bailout for us? For thirty years governments have told us that the only option is privatisation of public services, and...
15 February 2009
The banks and financial system remain paralysed. 'Throw everything but the kitchen sink' at the problem is a British saying. Now, some Keynesian capitalist economists urge the 'kitchen sink' should...
11 February 2009
Ireland - workers' factory occupation: SPECIALLY HIRED security individually delivered letters to employees saying that from the following Monday there was no need to report for work, as the world-renowned Waterford Crystal factory would be closed, writes Kevin Mcloughlin, Socialist Party Ireland.
21 January 2009
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BANK BOSSES, whose reckless greed for profit has helped push Britain and the world into the deepest financial and economic crisis since the second world war, are to receive another bailout from Gordon Brown's government, writes Roger Shrives.
22 October 2008
Coventry Socialist Party councillors Dave Nellist and Rob Windsor are putting the following motion to Coventry City Council, calling for wider nationalisation to combat the developing recession, and an end to Private Finance Initiative schemes.The motion will be debated by the council on Tuesday 28...
13 October 2008
The Socialist Editorial 13 October 2008
2 October 2008
THE CAMPAIGN for a New Workers' Party (CNWP) issued the press release below, written by Coventry Socialist Party councillor and the CNWP national chair Dave Nellist...
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