Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1161/33522
From The Socialist newspaper, 6 January 2022
South Yorkshire Stagecoach workers start indefinite strike
Bus workers in Yorkshire on strike. Photo: Alistair Tice (Click to enlarge)
Around 560 Stagecoach bus workers in South Yorkshire began an indefinite strike from the start of the New Year. This all-out action in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley, comes after two one-week strikes in pursuit of an above-inflation pay claim. When Socialist Party members Angie Waller and Lucy Howson visited the "all singing, all dancing" Barnsley picket line just before Christmas, they were enthusiastically greeted with copies of the Socialist held aloft for the group photo. This reflects the Unite union members' confidence and determination to win at all four depot picket lines.
Donate to the Socialist Party
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 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.
- 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 Fighting Fund.
In The Socialist 6 January 2022:
Tories' cost of living squeeze - build the workers' fightback
NHS Covid staff crisis
Blair knighted for services to the rich and powerful
Tory test shortage failure
More fares misery for passengers - renationalise the railways
Schools: union action needed for Covid safety
Capitalism in crisis
Britain in 2022: Build a coordinated working-class fightback
Strike threat forces Tesco to improve pay offer
West Mids metalworkers strike over pay
Sheffield JustEat couriers escalate dispute
Scunny scaffs enter twelfth week of strike action
S. Yorks Stagecoach workers start indefinite strike
Invergordon posties mutiny
Chile's working class delivers a landslide vote against ultra-right Kast
New unionism - when mass workers' action changed Britain
TUSC appeals for widest possible anti-austerity socialist unity for May elections
Coventry: Private profits from hospital parking
Fighting Fund - 162% of target, £162,000 raised
Trinity Centre: Shameful eviction by Newham council
Obituary: Kate Jones - 1953-2021
The Socialist 6 January 2022 |
Join the Socialist
| Audio | PDF | ebook
Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777
Email: [email protected]
Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206
Regional Socialist Party organisers:
Eastern: 079 8202 1969
East Mids: 077 3797 8057
London: 020 8988 8786
North East: 078 4114 4890
North West 079 5437 6096
South West: 077 5979 6478
Southern: 078 3368 1910
Wales: 077 7221 5281
West Mids: 024 7655 5620
Yorkshire: 078 0983 9793