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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 February 2008
Post Office closures
ROYAL MAIL group is closing 169 post office branches in London under a fast-track programme. It follows many other closures and sell-offs throughout the country.
Meanwhile, the chief executive of Royal Mail, Adam Crozier, pocketed £1.3 million in salaries and bonuses last year and other board members got nearly £3 million between them.
More on post office closures in future issues of The Socialist.
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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.
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In The Socialist 27 February 2008:
Rich get richer - We pay the bills
Editorial: Stop witch-hunts in Unison - defend those attacked!
Trade union activist fights intimidation
Members protest at Unison witch-hunt
Student feature: Fighting fees
Campaign for a New Workers Party
Building the Campaign for a New Workers' Party
Shelter staff vote to strike
Acas staff ballot for strike
Journalists battle for union rights
Workplace News in brief
International socialist news and analysis
Scotland - Vendetta against Tommy Sheridan condemned
Feature: Fidel Castro's resignation opens up new chapter
Pakistan elections: Crushing defeat for Musharraf, landslide for opposition parties
Miliband's extraordinary apology on rendition
Sleaze in Northern Ireland: Keeping it in the family
Socialist Party campaigns
Don't let our hospital pay the price for PFI
Explosive mood on gas profits
Fight Devon and Somerset fire cuts
Marching against single status pay cuts
Neither Labour nor Tories will defend public services
Post Office closures
Sheffield buses campaign: 'Saving our services'
The Socialist 27 February 2008 |
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