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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 September 2017
London Buses safety campaign
London bus workers demonstration outside City Hall (Click to enlarge)
Angry London bus drivers in Unite the Union demonstrated outside City Hall on 14 September, demanding a 'bill of rights' to improve the working conditions in line with the London Assemby report 'Driven to Distraction'. One protester said: "Bus drivers are not going to accept the terrible and dangerous conditions we currently endure. We are demanding respect." Speakers included bus workers plus speakers bringing solidarity from the National Shop Stewards Network and the transport union the RMT.
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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.
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In The Socialist 20 September 2017:
Fight tuition fees
Why do young people need socialism?
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Refreshing, anticapitalist - but little pointing a way forward
Interview: the "socialist John Le Carré"
The Socialist Inbox
What we think
Labour conference: Corbyn's support must be used to defeat Blairites
International socialist news and analysis
Brutal repression of Rohingya people sparks massive humanitarian crisis
Socialist Party news and analysis
Grenfell inquiry begins: not sufficient, not trusted
Strike to save our NHS!
Fight expansion of disastrous 'Universal Credit' welfare system
Defuse the consumer debt time bomb: nationalise the banks!
Workplace news and analysis
Deal concludes Barts health strike - "We have raised our heads high"
Bin workers vote to continue action following rally
CWU strike ballot - why I'm voting Yes
Fight university's 'sackers' charter'
McStrike solidarity event
London Buses safety campaign
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Protest to pressure Labour to scrap Haringey redevelopment plans
Fight for an alternative to the misery of capitalism
Tragic death highlights Chatsworth ward closure risk
East London summit fails to address housing crisis
Interest at Nottingham Green festival
The Socialist 20 September 2017 |
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