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2 August 2018

spotStop the Serco evictions - Fight for refugee rights

300 refugees in Glasgow are facing eviction by the private anti-trade union company Serco.

4 August 2018

spotCorbyn must end false unity with Labour's right



May's government teeters so close to the edge that - especially if it were faced with a mass movement, headed-up by Jeremy Corbyn along with the trade union and labour movement as a whole - it could be forced out within no time. Yet dominating the headlines has been a barrage of slander directed at Labour's leadership

7 August 2018

spotBirmingham home carers strike

Low-paid care workers are striking for 14 days against Birmingham Labour council's cuts

7 August 2018

spotNo to Tory plans for radioactive waste under national parks

Nuclear energy has been neither cheap, safe, nor pollution-free

7 August 2018

spotTurn the heat on the bosses not the bus drivers!

Every year, the private bus operators are unprepared in summer and winter for both hot weather and freezing conditions

8 August 2018

spotNorthants Council in total collapse: for a citizens' assembly to draw up a 'needs budget'

The unprecedented financial crisis of Northamptonshire's Tory county council continues. The first council to go technically bankrupt for many years is slashing services even further

8 August 2018

spotRents soar 60% faster than pay - while spivs plan luxury homes on Green Belt

Cap rents, build council homes, protect green space: A Tory cabinet minister says "the choice is building on more greenfield sites... or losing the election and ending up with Jeremy Corbyn"

8 August 2018

spotTax-dodging tech bosses make billons ... while 6m workers fear the scrapheap

Nationalise the big tech firms: Every ten seconds, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos makes the median salary of one of his employees: $28,000

8 August 2018

spotThem & us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another for the rest of us. Branson's NHS billions v working while sick; principal's money for nothing v massive benefits underpayment; pubs too expensive

8 August 2018

spotNHS workers angry at reality of mis-sold 'pay rise'

The unions should give a lead to NHS staff and reopen the talks to pressure this weak Tory government into real pay rises for hard-working staff.

8 August 2018

spotKirklees bin workers' strike forces management back

The deal includes ten more drivers with two new rounds and a further 30 agency staff to cover for leave and sickness. Crucially two of the hardline managers have been removed

8 August 2018

spotA mass campaign and trade union organisation can defeat the far-right FLA

The far right can be defeated by a mass campaign. It is essential that trade unions and Jeremy Corbyn do all they can to lead that.

8 August 2018

spotMinistry of Justice workers angry at barrage of attacks

Huge anger is being stoked up among staff in the Ministry of Justice after the 'modernising employment proposition' pay offer came as yet another in a long line of slaps to the face

8 August 2018

spotTake on probation privatisation with union action

The experiment of using private companies' for probation services has resulted in a worse service for staff and for prisoners

8 August 2018

spotBournemouth train guards' RMT strike

RMT guards on strike on 31 July in Bournemouth were united in their continuing action against driver-only operated trains

8 August 2018

spotLondon cleaners' coordinated strike

Low-paid cleaners at five different sites in London took coordinated strike action for the London Living Wage and sick pay on 7 August

8 August 2018

spotAntisemitism slanders against Corbyn

Further comment on the latest attacks on Corbyn will be posted on our website next week; meanwhile here are some links to previous articles

8 August 2018

spotDeadly fires ravage Greece: austerity contributed to high loss of life and property

Regardless of what is proven later, there is an undeniable reality: the deficiencies and cuts suffered by both firefighters and the Forestry Service, both in human resources and in materials

8 August 2018

spotStriking Portuguese dockers show the way forward

National strike against union busting, precarious employment and workplace harassment: Dockers in Portugal took strike action across all ports on 27 July

8 August 2018

spotProtests win temporary halt to refugee evictions in Glasgow

The retreat by Serco is partly in response to legal challenges by Govan Law Centre but is also as a result of the political pressure of working class people

8 August 2018

spotWhy I joined: "I saw the need for Corbyn to stand against the right"

"In the run-up to 2017's snap general election, I found myself increasingly angry at the ineptitude and apparent contempt for working class people of the Conservative Party"

8 August 2018

spotShropshire NHS - fight the cuts to our services!

Shropshire's reorganisation or 'Future Fit' plans are to close an A&E department at one hospital and have an urgent care centre at the other.

8 August 2018

spotTolpuddle festival: combative trade unionism and anticipation of general election

Thousands gathered at the annual Tolpuddle Martyrs festival in Dorset to remember the sacrifices of the early farmworkers who founded the trade union movement

8 August 2018

spotTrade unions mobilise against EDL in Worcester

25 or so EDL supporters were outnumbered ten to one by protesters

8 August 2018

spotA must-read for anyone fighting NHS cuts

Pamphlet: If we fight, we can win! "It was with great pleasure and admiration that I recently read the pamphlet published by the East Midlands region of the Socialist Party to celebrate their successes in fighting cuts and closures within the NHS"

8 August 2018

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Thatcher's Militant blacklist, capitalism wants slums, World Cup nationalism?

8 August 2018

spotBreak the pay cap - the fight continues!

The union needs a special delegate conference as soon as practically possible to assess the situation

8 August 2018

spotThe fight against Labour's Blairites and TUSC's role now

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition could still play an important role if it is recast for the period ahead

9 August 2018

spotIsrael - Protest rally against the Nationality Law

Up to 120,000 people in Israel protested against the state's new Nationality Law on 4 August in Rabin Square, Tel Aviv

14 August 2018

spotVictory: NHS workers say no to privatisation

Unison members working within estates and facilities at Mid Yorkshire hospitals NHS Trust were due to start three days strike action against the formation of a wholly owned subsidiary company (WOS) on Monday 20 August.

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