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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 November 2010

Tube workers take more action for safety

More than 11,000 tube workers are striking for 24 hours against job cuts from 2 November.

Members of the RMT and TSSA unions will be taking further action against the tube bosses' plans to cut 800 safety-critical staff.

The unions have again shown evidence that cuts are already threatening the safety of staff and passengers - a District Line train was found to have damage to its brakes which could easily have caused a derailment. The unions are planning further action until the cuts are withdrawn.

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Con-Dems' cuts can be stopped

Anti-cuts movement continues to grow

Model motion for a national demonstration in 2010


Firefighters' strike

Pickets injured: Solidarity with London firefighters

Solidarity with London firefighters


Anti-racism

We need jobs, homes and services - not racism

Defend the right to asylum


Socialist Party editorial

Con-Dem shock therapy - midwife to a double dip?


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Fund the fight for socialism


Socialist Party news and analysis

Housing: Rent caps, not benefit caps

India - no voice for Kashmiri struggle

Graduate unemployment: We will not be a lost generation!

News in brief

Cable is a coward!

Don't destroy our sickness benefits


Socialist Party youth and students

100 students march against cuts and fees in Leeds

Students challenge Willetts

Birmingham youth protest


Socialist Party workplace news

Nottingham school staff force council retreat over pay cuts

Tube workers take more action for safety

BBC strike over pensions

UCU: No education cuts, no fees!

National Shop Stewards Network: Anti-cuts conference


International socialist news and analysis

USA elections: What the Tea Party really represents


 

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