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The Socialist 10 March 2021

NHS pay - 15% now

The Socialist issue 1124

NHS pay - 15% now

NHS workers say: We are ready to fight Tory pay insult

Police disgracefully stop NHS pay protest


Super-deduction will help big business pay less tax

The 'old normal' meant poverty for young people


Tories keep bailing out bosses, while piling pain on workers and public services


Workers respond to 'back to school'


British Gas strikers reject deal and carry on fighting

Goodlord striker speaks out: 'workers have to fight for our skills to be appreciated'

Stop union busting on the buses: Reinstate Declan Clune and Moe Muhsin Manir

Sparks deskilling protests

Leicester university workers ballot for action against redundancies

Sainsbury's pay offer shows future will only be 'great pay' if we fight

PCS leadership failures lead to concession bargaining on pay

Manchester bus drivers' indefinite strikers fight on

London bus drivers continue walkout


150th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's birth


Would a wealth tax end poverty and inequality?


Socialist women speak at inspirational International Women's Day online rally

Why I joined the Socialist Party - to fight for the future of the working class

Why I'm standing for TUSC

Build subscriptions to the Socialist

Fighting fund target achieved - keep up the momentum


Historic union battle at Alabama warehouse

10 years ago - the Fukushima nuclear disaster: "We came close to losing northern Japan"


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Manchester bus drivers' indefinite strikers fight on

Strikers at 'Go North West' in Manchester Photo: Unite North West

Strikers at 'Go North West' in Manchester Photo: Unite North West   (Click to enlarge)

Manchester Socialist Party members

Bus drivers in Manchester at Go North West have been on the picket lines, on indefinite strike over the deplorable actions being taken by the employer.

In another act of 'fire and rehire' the company is imposing a new contract with more hours, worse terms and conditions and a shift system which would have a massive effect on workers' lives.

The picket line was strong, with around 70 workers in a fighting mood. It is the actions and attitude of their employer that have forced them to take this action, voting 82% in favour of strike action after the employer tore up their contracts and withdrew from the negotiating table.

The drivers were keen to explain that they weren't striking for extra pay or changes in conditions - they had to vote to strike in order to defend their lives and livelihoods.

There is a strong feeling of 'we are out until this is won', that their action links with others around the country, and that they are defending a potentially massive issue for all workers.

The drivers on the picket today felt this attack on their conditions and on trade union negotiating is "abhorrent and vicious".

Go North West bus drivers and others across the country have worked throughout Covid-19 - having PPE battles along the way - and are high on the list of the most effected by Covid infections and deaths.

And now their employer says thank you by launching an attack on their jobs; already slashed sick pay in the middle of a pandemic! 'Key workers' aka the working class deserve and demand more.

Picket lines at the Queens Road Depot, Cheetham Hill are 5am - 5pm every day.


In this issue


NHS pay

NHS pay - 15% now

NHS workers say: We are ready to fight Tory pay insult

Police disgracefully stop NHS pay protest


News

Super-deduction will help big business pay less tax

The 'old normal' meant poverty for young people


What we think

Tories keep bailing out bosses, while piling pain on workers and public services


Schools

Workers respond to 'back to school'


Workplace news

British Gas strikers reject deal and carry on fighting

Goodlord striker speaks out: 'workers have to fight for our skills to be appreciated'

Stop union busting on the buses: Reinstate Declan Clune and Moe Muhsin Manir

Sparks deskilling protests

Leicester university workers ballot for action against redundancies

Sainsbury's pay offer shows future will only be 'great pay' if we fight

PCS leadership failures lead to concession bargaining on pay

Manchester bus drivers' indefinite strikers fight on

London bus drivers continue walkout


Rosa Luxemburg

150th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's birth


Wealth Tax

Would a wealth tax end poverty and inequality?


Campaigns news

Socialist women speak at inspirational International Women's Day online rally

Why I joined the Socialist Party - to fight for the future of the working class

Why I'm standing for TUSC

Build subscriptions to the Socialist

Fighting fund target achieved - keep up the momentum


International news

Historic union battle at Alabama warehouse

10 years ago - the Fukushima nuclear disaster: "We came close to losing northern Japan"


Letters

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