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Posted on 16 May 2020 at 10:46 GMT
NSSN: Workers' safety before profit!
Saturday 16th May 2020, 3pm
Online using Zoom
The Tories have started to lift the lockdown while test targets are missed and imported PPE fails to meet NHS safety standards. Workers can't trust Boris Johnson's government or the bosses to guarantee safety. This National Shop Stewards Network public meeting will discuss how workers can organise to gain trade union and workers' control over workplace safety and for a coordinated response and action across the unions against the Tory plans that put profits before workers' safety.
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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.
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