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From The Socialist newspaper, 21 April 2021

News in brief

Protesting outside Scotland Yard against police spying , photo  Socialist Party

Protesting outside Scotland Yard against police spying , photo Socialist Party

Spycops inquiry - end political policing

The Undercover Policing Inquiry is set to resume between 21 April and 14 May. It is set to further expose police spying on left-wing political activists. This second round of hearings will cover the activity of the Special Demonstration Squad between 1973 and 1982.

The Socialist Party participates in the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance (COPS) campaign. Several of our members are participants in the inquiry after being spied on in the past. COPS will protest outside the hearing on 26 April.

NEU election success

Sean McCauley has been elected in a by-election to sit on the National Education Union's national executive from April to August. Sean's fighting programme, for a campaigning, socialist leadership that leads a national campaign on workload, pay and education funding, won him 1,012 votes to his opponent's 931.

Sean is one of the Socialist Party members standing in the main election to the NEC which is deciding the national leadership from September. That election runs until 29 April and it is essential that everyone who voted for Sean in the by-election votes again in the main election.

Vote for Sean 'number 1' if you are in district 8: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.

If you are in district 12, the South West, vote for Sheila Caffrey and Alex Moore.

In London's district 16 (Newham, Waltham Forest, Haringey, Croydon, Bromley, Bexley, Havering, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham) vote 'number 1' for Louise Cuffaro.

Unionising the unorganised

Unite the Union and the DayMer community organisation in North London held the first public activity of a campaign aimed at organising Turkish and Kurdish speaking workers into a trade union.

The campaign is targeting catering, hospitality, retail and factory workers in particular, with a view to setting up a new branch of Unite. Key campaign aims include winning the London Living Wage, improved sick pay and safety at work.

Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: "This crucially important campaign can be summed up by our central campaign slogan 'Organising the Unorganised'. This will be a hard, long-term campaign, dealing with what are likely to be some of the most anti-trade union employers. But we are determined. We are confident. We will organise!"

The National Shop Stewards Network and Socialist Party also attended the public event in Wood Green to offer full support to the campaign.

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What we think

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Football

Football: no trust in billionaire owners - kick them out and reclaim the game


International

Left candidate, Pedro Castillo - surprise of Peruvian elections

USA: cop killings and the anti-racist movement

Superpowers' tensions continue to ratchet up


Elections

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Fight to stop cuts

Keep Liverpool council's One Stop Shops open

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Socialist Party northern region meeting

With public campaigning back in full swing - now is the time to raise fighting fund


Workplace

Socialist Party members - part of a left challenge for Unison's leadership

Fight back against British Gas bosses' 'fire and rehire' offensive

Retail workers desperately need a fighting and democratic union

CWU BT ballot - time for action now!

Thurrock bin workers solid in strike against pay cuts

Bus workers protest Go-Ahead's 'fire and rehire'

Ballots to defend reps on Woolwich Ferry

PCS leadership ballot underway


News

Long Covid: Fight for jobs, benefits and services

Climate change - Johnson spouts 'greenwash 2.0'

Covid and precarious workers - union organisation vital

News in brief


Campaigns

Housing activists storm rental firm's offices

Protests continue against proposed anti-protest laws


 

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