15 September 2021

We need a new political party for workers and youth

Boris Johnson's lies about 'leveling up' working-class communities are being destroyed as the austerity is stepped up. Higher national insurance, Universal Credit cuts and a freeze on the income tax allowance will take 1,040 a year away from the average supermarket worker.

15 September 2021

Hands off the uplift

The government doesn't seem to want to budge on removing the 1,000 a year uplift

15 September 2021

What's behind the worker shortages, and what can be done about it?

'Job openings' are at 1.66 million, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation

15 September 2021

Deaths of despair: Health crisis - capitalism in the dock

Health services on every continent and in practically every country have struggled to stem the rising numbers of Covid victims

15 September 2021

Climate change, capitalism, and the struggle for socialism

Recent extreme weather events have claimed lives and destroyed homes, infrastructure, and even whole towns.

15 September 2021

Take the wealth off the super-rich to fund: NHS and social care, pay and benefit rises

You couldn't make it up. As workers in health, local government and education are balloting on insulting pay offers from the government, Johnson and the Tories announce yet another pay cut: a 1.25% increase

15 September 2021

Social care plans: A sticking plaster instead of surgery

Social care has been in crisis for decades. Successive governments have deliberately diverted resources from care provision into the pockets of big business through privatisation. Despite the hype, Boris

15 September 2021

Unite young and old to defend the pensions triple lock

The UK State Pension is 179.60 a week, among the lowest in Europe. It leaves over 2 million pensioners in poverty.

8 September 2021

Union action needed to make schools Covid safe

Staff, school students, and their families understandably want the new academic year to be a return to 'normality'

8 September 2021

A pivotal moment for the trade union movement

This year's TUC Congress will provide the first public platform for newly elected Unite general secretary Sharon Graham.

8 September 2021

NHS and social care - make the rich pay, not the workers

Social care is in crisis and needs fixing. There's no doubt about that. Over 40,000 died from Covid in care homes during the pandemic in an overwhelmingly privatised system that puts profit before safety.

8 September 2021

Workers shouldn't pay for health and social care plans

As The Socialist goes to press, the Tories are in open warfare over Boris Johnson's plans on funding social care and the NHS in England.

8 September 2021

End service cuts and care charges

Fight for free, public, adult social care: Tory-controlled West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is proposing to cut Adult Services by 50% from 10 million to 5 million per year

8 September 2021

Families demand rights for care home residents

While government guidance now allows us to go to pubs and music festivals, go on holidays, and meet up with friends, care home residents are being kept under lockdown

8 September 2021

Fighting NEU leadership needed to tackle school funding crisis

Vote Martin Powell-Davies for DGS: The Tories have presided over damaging cuts to school funding that have disproportionately affected the most deprived schools, a recent report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies has concluded.

8 September 2021

Schools funding crisis fails vulnerable children

Schools face a special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding crisis, a 1 billion shortfall in funding

1 September 2021

Starmer's New Blairism consolidates

Socialism Today issue 251

Within days of telling the Financial Times how "very proud" he was of the New Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown from 1997 to 2010, the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer made it clear that his left-wing predecessor Jeremy Corbyn would remain suspended from the Parliamentary Labour Party

26 August 2021

Unite: Sharon Graham's stunning victory opens new opportunities

Sharon Graham's victory opens new opportunity to resist bosses and Tories' offensive, and challenge Starmer's New Labour

25 August 2021

Afghanistan disaster - Unite to fight for funding for refugees and local communities

Many ordinary working-class people will be horrified by the tragic scenes of Afghans fleeing in desperation at Kabul airport

25 August 2021

Exam results: grade gap widens

After a tumultuous two years of studying during a pandemic, students across the country finally received their teacher-assessed results on 10 and 12 of August


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