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From The Socialist newspaper, 25 June 2014
Reinstate Bryan Kennedy!
Bryan Kennedy, photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
On 17 June, Unite rep Bryan Kennedy found out - by letter - that he had been sacked by One Housing Group (OHG). Bryan had been suspended since February. He will appeal this decision.
Bryan led a dispute against pay cuts at OHG from April 2012 to November 2013 that led to Unite membership at OHG multiplying.
Unite members took four days of industrial action in June in opposition to Bryan's suspension (see the Socialist issue 814). Bryan's Unite branch is determined to oppose any victimisation of union reps.
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our special coronavirus appeal.
In The Socialist 25 June 2014:
Socialist Party news and analysis
10 July: All out to end poverty pay
Western hypocrisy as Iraq disintegrates
Blame the profit system not its victims!
NHS: The world's best - but for how long?
Miliband - the emperor with no clothes
Them & Us
Socialist Party review
Thomas Piketty: The new Marx?
International socialist news and analysis
Hong Kong: Pro-Beijing newspaper attacks socialists
Israel: Nationalist thugs assault CWI members
Socialist Party workplace news
How can Unite lead fight against cuts?
Reinstate Bryan Kennedy!
Unison conference: members call for united action
GMB members question Labour link
Safety Glass strikers demonstrate their strength
National Museum Wales strike
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
People's Assembly demo shows anti-austerity anger
South Yorkshire 'Freedom Riders' attacked by police
Fighting for young people in Blackwall and Cubitt Town
Victory! York socialists win university letting agency
Tottenham: Stop fascist attacks
Winning recruits for socialism
Tax dodgers feel the heat
Supermarket price wars
A day in the life of a supermarket worker
When Thatcher unleashed her attack dogs
Gerry Conlon: Fighter against state injustice
The Socialist 25 June 2014 |
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