Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/623/9486

From The Socialist newspaper, 5 May 2010

In brief

Celanese Derby

After just three years of ownership, Celanese Corporation have announced the total closure of their plant at Spondon, finishing the last 464 jobs of a once 20,000 strong Derby workforce.

The Celanese workers make acetate products used in filtering, film and other industrial applications. The company excused the closure on the basis of the UK's high energy costs. This is not about costs, but the looting and relocating of equipment.

Unite calls for the business to be sold on, but Celanese Corp uses the excuse of 'commercial secrets' whilst planning to lift plant to China. All Labour's ex-cabinet minister Margaret Beckett could say at Derby's May Day rally was that the plight of Celanese workers "would be considered".

But Labour didn't lift a finger for Rover - so we suspect New Labour's 'consideration' will be for themselves and not Celanese workers.

Regardless of the election result - nationalise Britain's remaining job-shedding manufacturing with compensation only on proven need - and as many banks as it takes to pay for it.

Graham Lewis, Long Eaton trades council, personal capacity

Striking to defend education jobs

Eleven Further Education (FE) colleges and three universities took strike action on 5 May. They were joined by protests at many other colleges around the country.

The strikes and protests are against job cuts. 190 million is being cut from FE and adult education budgets, threatening the jobs of 20,000 lecturers' union UCU members. 400 jobs are at risk alone in London FE colleges.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 5 May 2010:

Prepare for battle


Environment and socialism

Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster: Stop the polluters!


Socialist Party campaigns

Angry Jarvis workers protest

In brief

Finance a socialist future!

Patronising and arrogant: Lib Dems and Tories show true colours


May Day

Workers celebrate May Day: Marching together against the bosses' attacks


Socialist Party news and analysis

EDL racists challenged in Aylesbury

Bring the killers of Blair Peach to face justice

Socialist activist starts hunger strike


Socialist Party Marxist analysis

Eurozone hit by debt crises


Socialist Students

Higher education students and staff: Get ready to fight after the election

Huddersfield University: Everything for sale


Comment

Tower Hamlets mayoral referendum


 

Home   |   The Socialist 5 May 2010   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Derby:

triangleDerby public meeting: Women's Lives Matter

triangleBelper hospital threatened

triangleTUSC statement on sentencing of Derby TUSC agent

triangleWe must fight all council cuts!

triangleDerby: expenses for councillors, cuts for everyone else

Education:

triangleChild poverty to hit 5m by 2021 - strikes can stop the cuts

triangleNEU conference: Teachers vote to strike over pay and workload

triangleGoldsmiths students occupy and protest in support of UCU strikers

triangleNEU conference 2018: Strike to take on the Tories

Jobs:

triangleGender pay gap figures show need for trade union action

triangleRetail crunch: even giants not immune as 21,000 jobs disappear

triangleVictimised recycling strikers uncowed as Hull strike wave builds

Colleges:

triangleUniversity workers' walkout for decent pensions

triangleLeeds college pay protests

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

25/4/18

NUJ

Journalists' union leaders defeat call for political fund, but potential for left grows

25/4/18

Usdaw

Retail union backs zero-hour ban, leaders oppose rank-and-file coordination

25/4/18

McDonalds

McDonald's strikers: "We demand a living wage and decent conditions"

25/4/18

Yorkshire

Sheffield and South Yorkshire: no to closures - defend our NHS

25/4/18

Southampton

Southampton: the cuts or no cuts election

24/4/18

Newham

School strike forces head to say privatisation will stop

23/4/18

Hull

College protest against job losses

22/4/18

Bromley

Bromley library workers win strike campaign

18/4/18

UCU

UCU members vote to end pensions dispute

18/4/18

Usdaw

Usdaw conference 2018: time for new era of fighting trade unionism

18/4/18

Leeds

Victorious Fearnville Fields campaigners thank the Socialist

18/4/18

Hull

Hull says no to war, no to austerity

18/4/18

The Socialist

The Socialist - a fighting, campaigning, workers' paper

18/4/18

Socialist Party

Building fund: 150,000 milestone smashed!

18/4/18

Fighting Fund

Give us your change (and more) to fight for system change!

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999