Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
31 August 2016
Sunday 21 August was another enormous day of protest marches in opposition to the AFP (the compulsory private pension system). Over 400,000 marched in the capital, Santiago, with up to two million in total demonstrating around the country. This represents a huge increase on the one million who participated in the historic 24 July protests.
10 August 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including a massive boost for bosses pay and unclaimed benefits.
27 July 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Philip Green's BHS scandal; academy bosses' expenses rip-off.
13 July 2016
In the space of just one year, 2014 to 2015, the number of children living in poverty in the UK has risen by a staggering 200,000. This brings the total number to 3.9 million, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
29 June 2016
Contrary to the exertions of many commentators when courting the young, pensioners are not gaining any advantages over other sections of the population.
22 June 2016
Some 20,000 members of the BHS pension scheme are concerned to find their pensions from the failed firm are now in the Pension Protection Fund, meaning they will receive less than expected.
22 June 2016
Young workers once again find themselves being ripped off, as a report indicates that companies spend 20 times more on older workers' pensions than younger workers'.
15 June 2016
As we approach voting day for the EU referendum, panic has set in for the establishment and 'project fear' has been stepped up. The official campaigns on both sides have bandied about arguments full of lies and misrepresentations. We answer three key questions: Does the EU build international solidarity? Does the EU defend workers' rights? Does the EU keep the peace?
8 June 2016
The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) will hold its annual 'Pensioners' Parliament' from 14 to 16 June in Blackpool
25 May 2016
Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock receives lavish multiple pensions, while nearly a million UK pensioners languish in poverty.
11 May 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Lecturers and Topshop cleaners plan strikes over pay.
11 May 2016
It is becoming increasingly clear from the different bids to take over all or part of Tata Steel's UK operations, that none of the potential buyers will take on the £15 billion pension scheme. This includes Excalibur who are proposing 1,000 extra job cuts.
4 May 2016
PCS has been campaigning against austerity for many years including the public sector pay freeze. We have argued that the best way to defeat the pay freeze is to build joint coordinated action across the public sector but despite this being official TUC policy, they and other key unions have failed to build this action. While continuing to press this demand, PCS is campaigning to win settlements that will improve our members' wages wherever possible.
27 April 2016
Department store BHS is going into administration. The news on 24 April will have shocked many, not least the 11,000 staff. The company should be nationalised, and run democratically by workers and consumers.
6 April 2016
Iain Duncan Smith's resignation from the Department for Work and Pensions opened up another malevolent attack on pensioners.
23 March 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Rape, women and victim blaming; McDonnell boosts Blairite mayor; healthcare insurance headache; errors of the pro-EU left; global economy gripes.
23 March 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Osborne's 2016 them-and-us budget gives billions away to high earners and business, at the expense of millions of workers faced with yet more cuts.
16 March 2016
A feature on low pay featuring articles by a Tesco worker, a public sector trade unionist and the experiences of a zero-hour contract worker
9 March 2016
Workers entering employment in Britain today could have to wait until their mid-seventies to retire.
24 February 2016
United Utilities, a company with revenues of £1.7 billion and profits of £664 million in the last year, is attacking its workers' pensions.
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