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31 August 2016

Women still take home 36% less than men

New research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows women on average still earn 36% less a week than their male counterparts. This is despite more than four decades of equal pay rights being on the statute books.

31 August 2016

Over a million families in 'extreme problem debt'

1.6 million low-income families in 'extreme problem debt' - debt so crippling that it takes 40% of their total household income. Another 3.2 million households, that's one in eight, are struggling to manage their debt repayments, taking up 25% of income.

31 August 2016

Invest in grassroots sports needs

Britain's second-place finish in the Olympic table has been used widely by the establishment as a show of the greatness of British sport and successful investment strategies. But the reality is far from this image.

31 August 2016

Scot schools scandal

Offshore investment firms part-own 277 Scottish state schools.

31 August 2016

Smith v refugees

Owen Smith, the right-wing Labour leadership contender, falsely claimed refugees are overcrowding his local schools.

31 August 2016

What We Saw

Ending relationships can be awkward - but most agree doing it by text message is unacceptable. Unless you're the boss of a bus firm, that is.

31 August 2016

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.

31 August 2016

#KeepCorbyn: For a party that fights for workers



This has to stop, and we are going to stop it. This is the message of legions of workers fighting zero-hour contracts, poverty pay and the 'gig economy.'

23 August 2016

#KeepCorbyn: Answer right's attacks with firm socialist programme

It is no accident that as ballot papers were sent out in the Labour leadership contest, London mayor Sadiq Khan chose this moment to attack Jeremy Corbyn

15 August 2016

The Corbyn insurgency 2.0: Now let's finish the job

Jeremy Corbyn appears to be on course to be re-elected as Labour leader. But the bitter right-wing struggle against him shows there can be no compromise with the representatives of capitalism in Labour.

11 August 2016

Trotskyism: what is it?

Leon Trotsky

Trotskyism has been in the news since Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, accused some new members of the Labour Party of being supporters of Trotsky.

10 August 2016

Them & Us

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.

10 August 2016

2011 riots: An outpouring of anger at the system

Five years on from the wave of riots that swept across cities in England, many of the underlying social problems are still there or have got worse. There is a real possibility of new upheavals breaking out today.

10 August 2016

Fresh bank crash looms

The banksters are at it again. Despite huge public anger at their role in the financial crisis of 2007-8 it seems no lessons have been learned. A new report warns that "we're sailing blindly into a second global financial crisis."

10 August 2016

No to new grammars

Theresa May has announced she wants to lift the ban on selective secondary schools, a measure she states will increase social mobility. This claim could not be further from the truth.

10 August 2016

Privatised medical record chaos

Dozens of GP surgeries in England have had thousands of medical records appear late or not at all thanks to outsourcing giant Capita.

10 August 2016

Fight to defend HIV drug victory

The recent High Court ruling that the NHS should fund anti-HIV 'pre-exposure prophylaxis' (PrEP) drugs (pictured) has been widely celebrated. However, NHS bosses have vowed to appeal.

10 August 2016

UK wage drop as bad as Greece

Workers in the UK have suffered the biggest fall in real wages among advanced capitalist countries, according to new analysis published by the Trade Union Congress (TUC). Meanwhile, bosses are cutting more jobs.

9 August 2016

#KeepCorbyn: stand firm for socialism

Attempting to defeat the movement behind Jeremy Corbyn are all the forces of the capitalist establishment. It would be wrong to be complacent about Labour's leadership election. Nonetheless, so far each attempt by the right at gerrymandering has been thwarted.

1 August 2016

TUSC calls on Labour councillors to 'fight the Tories not Jeremy Corbyn'

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition responded to a published letter backing Owen Smith's leadership challenge, from over 500 Labour councillors


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