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Posted on 15 April 2021 at 16:23 GMT

Latest podcast: PCS elections - the struggle for fighting trade unionism

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How can the trade unions, as the main mass organisations of the working class, be organised to fulfil their full potential in the fight against Tory Covid austerity?

In this episode we speak to Marion Lloyd, the socialist candidate for president of the PCS union which organises civil service workers and national government workers on privatised contracts.

Marion is standing on the Broad Left Network list, See details here: pcsbln.wordpress.com/

This episode of Socialism looks at the major issues confronting the working class - from the fight against Tory Covid austerity, to defending the right to protest, to the fight against the oppression, injustice and inequality revealed even more ruthlessly by the pandemic - and the role of the trade unions.

We look at the fight within the unions for the leadership required in order for the trade unions to play their potential role in these struggles.

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The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

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