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The Socialist 15 October 2014

Raise the minimum wage: 10 now!

The Socialist issue 829

Fight for mass action to end cuts and low pay

A socialist world is possible

Mark Serwotka: Building a strong, fighting union


Workers need a new party

How a mass campaign stopped the cuts

Challenging the austerity parties

Barking and Dagenham council at a crossroads


Tories and Labour in crisis after Ukip win

Them & Us


Ireland: Stunning byelection victory for Socialist Party

Obama's strategy to beat IS lies in tatters


First NHS pay strike for 30 years

Local government pay: reject offer, reinstate action!

Care UK workers mark 81st strike day

600 St Mungo's housing workers to strike for a week

Recycling workers strike over pay and conditions

Severfields engineers strike against bonus cut


Young workers say: decent jobs now

The myth of 'self-employment'


'Political awakening' continues in Scotland

On the road to higher wages

Coventry fans stung by Wasps

Johnson's housing crime scene


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The Socialist 15 October 2014, Raise the minimum wage: 10 now!

Britain needs a pay rise

spotFight for mass action to end cuts and low pay

photo Paul Mattsson

photo Paul Mattsson

Britain needs a pay rise: How can we get it? When the TUC first organised their 'Britain Needs a Pay Rise' demonstration on 18 October, it is hard to believe that they saw it as an integral part of a campaign of co-ordinated strike action

spotA socialist world is possible

spotMark Serwotka: Building a strong, fighting union

Fight the cuts!

spotWorkers need a new party

Workers need a new party

Workers need a new party

Hundreds of thousands are striking and marching for better pay. The thorny question of a political voice for this struggle is also on thousands of minds

spotHow a mass campaign stopped the cuts

spotChallenging the austerity parties

spotBarking and Dagenham council at a crossroads

spotTories and Labour in crisis after Ukip win

72% of Ukip voters support renationalising rail - unlike Ukip! photo Paul Mattsson

72% of Ukip voters support renationalising rail - unlike Ukip! photo Paul Mattsson

Cameron and Miliband woke up on 10 October with a common sense of dread. Both their parties have been left reeling at the results of byelections in which Ukip has dealt them a hefty blow to the face

spotThem & Us

spotIreland: Stunning byelection victory for Socialist Party

Paul Murphy (centre) celebrates his byelection victory

Paul Murphy (centre) celebrates his byelection victory

11 October 2014 will be a day that's remembered for years to come in Ireland. An estimated 100,000 marched in Dublin against water charges. On the same day, socialist Paul Murphy won the Dublin South West byelection

spotObama's strategy to beat IS lies in tatters

spotFirst NHS pay strike for 30 years

Members of RCM outside Newham hospital, East London, photo Helen Pattison

Members of RCM outside Newham hospital, East London, photo Helen Pattison

On 13 October, NHS workers in six unions - Unison, Unite, GMB, Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Ucatt and British Association of Occupational Therapists - went on strike for four hours, the first NHS pay strike for three decades

spotLocal government pay: reject offer, reinstate action!

spotCare UK workers mark 81st strike day

spot600 St Mungo's housing workers to strike for a week

spotRecycling workers strike over pay and conditions

spotSeverfields engineers strike against bonus cut

Youth Fight for Jobs

spotYoung workers say: decent jobs now

Youth Fight for Jobs supporters marching for jobs and decent pay, photo Sarah Wrack

Youth Fight for Jobs supporters marching for jobs and decent pay, photo Sarah Wrack

Millions of workers are 'on the breadline'. That was the damming picture painted in a recent episode of the BBC documentary series Panorama. The programme gave us the story of Jason - a fast food worker

spotThe myth of 'self-employment'

spot'Political awakening' continues in Scotland

One of the Generation Fightback stalls at the Hope Over Fear rally, photo GF

One of the Generation Fightback stalls at the Hope Over Fear rally, photo GF

Over 10,000 participated in the Hope Over Fear pro-independence rally called by Tommy Sheridan in Glasgow's George Square on 12 October

spotOn the road to higher wages

spotCoventry fans stung by Wasps

After spending a year playing in Northampton, 35 miles outside Coventry, the recent return of Coventry City Football Club (CCFC) to Coventry's Ricoh Arena was welcomed by football fans across the country

spotJohnson's housing crime scene

Building the Socialist Party

spotWe need YOU to join the Socialists!

GMB members on strike, photo S O'Neill

GMB members on strike, photo S O'Neill

The trade unionist: I became involved with the Socialist Party over a period of time. It became obvious to me that the system does not work for most people

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