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From The Socialist newspaper, 6 January 2022

South Yorkshire Stagecoach workers start indefinite strike

Bus workers in Yorkshire on strike. Photo: Alistair Tice

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.

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In The Socialist 6 January 2022:


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NHS Covid staff crisis

Blair knighted for services to the rich and powerful

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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


Workplace news

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

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Invergordon posties mutiny


International news

Chile's working class delivers a landslide vote against ultra-right Kast


Socialist history

New unionism - when mass workers' action changed Britain


Local elections

TUSC appeals for widest possible anti-austerity socialist unity for May elections


Campaigns news

Coventry: Private profits from hospital parking

Fighting Fund - 162% of target, 162,000 raised

Trinity Centre: Shameful eviction by Newham council


Obituary

Obituary: Kate Jones - 1953-2021


 

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