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15 February 2017
The latest government statistics show yet another record high in prison deaths and violence
22 December 2016
A prison officer explains the truth surrounding the deal. The guaranteed three year pay deal of 0.5-1% a year is a fallacy: neither the government or the national offender management service have the power to implement this.
23 November 2016
The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.
15 November 2016
The last issue of the Socialist published an article by a prison officer detailing the reasons for the crisis in the prisons and calling for action. On 15 November action was taken.
9 November 2016
Reading the Socialist can boost our confidence to fight back. Cover to cover, you can hear working class people in their own words. It's an antidote to the pro-austerity ideas festering in the mainstream media and among establishment politicians.
9 November 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Suez strife, Blake benefits and tax trouble.
9 November 2016
The latest national statistics on safety in our prison system were released recently. These quarterly figures have been breaking records and setting new "unprecedented highs" systematically since 2010 - a year which 'coincidentally' ties in with the culling of 7,000 prison officers' jobs.
14 September 2016
"As a junior doctor, I am asking the TUC to call a day of action to support us" said a doctor in summing up a major theme of the NSSN rally
13 July 2016
Prison officers in England and Wales staged unofficial walkouts on 8 July
11 May 2016
Over 50 workers at Wormwood Scrubs prison walked out over health and safety issues on 6 May. The Prison Officers' Association said the move comes after recent assaults on staff, and said the jail was "flooded with drugs, mobile phones and weapons".
4 May 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Blacklisting victory, Leicester teachers campaign and POA conference.
20 January 2016
Prison cuts: On 14 January, prison officers' union the POA held a special delegate conference in Daventry called for by the Wormwood Scrubs branch
6 January 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Prison officers' conference to discuss attacks at work; junior doctors' strike back on; fighting the anti-union bill in Lancashire.
25 November 2015
Over 700 gathered at Westminster Central Hall on 21 November
18 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Secure hospital strike, sacked university rep reinstated, defend victimised CWU reps.
11 November 2015
The Tories' anti-trade union bill could be law as early as January or even December.
4 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Strike at Barnet council, strike planned at secure hospital, strike ballot at Manchester University.
15 September 2015
There was standing room only as hundreds of trade union activists attended the National Shop Stewards Network rally and lobby of the TUC in Brighton on 13 September
2 September 2015
Kill the bill!: Rob Williams explains why all trade unionists should come to the NSSN lobby of TUC Congress to build the pressure for mass action to defeat the Tories' planned anti-union laws.
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