The Socialist

The Socialist 21 April 2021

Build a socialist alternative

The Socialist issue 1130

Build a Socialist alternative

Capitalism discriminates against us - Disabled people fighting for our rights


Football: no trust in billionaire owners - kick them out and reclaim the game


Left candidate, Pedro Castillo - surprise of Peruvian elections

USA: cop killings and the anti-racist movement

Superpowers' tensions continue to ratchet up


Don't trust the Labour right's empty promises

Fight to stop cuts

Keep Liverpool council's One Stop Shops open

Liverpool hustings - only TUSC has a strategy to take on the Tories

Essex: Why I'm standing for TUSC

Carlisle campaign day success

Socialist Party northern region meeting

With public campaigning back in full swing - now is the time to raise fighting fund


Socialist Party members - part of a left challenge for Unison's leadership

Fight back against British Gas bosses' 'fire and rehire' offensive

Retail workers desperately need a fighting and democratic union

CWU BT ballot - time for action now!

Thurrock bin workers solid in strike against pay cuts

Bus workers protest Go-Ahead's 'fire and rehire'

Ballots to defend reps on Woolwich Ferry

PCS leadership ballot underway


Long Covid: Fight for jobs, benefits and services

Climate change - Johnson spouts 'greenwash 2.0'

Covid and precarious workers - union organisation vital

News in brief


Housing activists storm rental firm's offices

Protests continue against proposed anti-protest laws

 
 
 
 
 

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PCS leadership ballot underway

PCS BEIS picket line, July 2019, photo Paula Mitchell

PCS BEIS picket line, July 2019, photo Paula Mitchell   (Click to enlarge)

Katrine Williams, Vice-president PCS DWP group (personal capacity)

The ballot for PCS president and national executive committee opens on 22 April and runs to 13 May. PCS is the union for government workers in the civil service and public and private sectors.

The PCS left rank-and-file group, the Broad Left Network, is standing Socialist Party member Marion Lloyd for president and candidates for vice-presidents and the national executive committee.

Marion Lloyd has received 42 branch nominations. She is currently BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) group president and on the union's national executive committee. Marion's nominations put her in the strongest position to defeat the current president, Fran Heathcote.

Marion told the Socialist she believes: "The current leadership is out of touch and doesn't understand, let alone tackle, the day-to-day issues we all face at work." She urged PCS members to vote for her and the other Broad Left Network candidates in these elections.

The Broad Left Network was formed by socialists in response to the need to challenge and replace the current failed union leadership. The key issues it is standing candidates on include:

  • A national campaign for a safe working environment. Address mental health, stress and wellbeing as a priority. We won't pay for the Covid-19 crisis
  • Stop the pay freeze. For a 10% pay rise. A national campaign on pay and pensions
  • End privatisation, bring services back in-house
  • Protect and improve lay democracy
  • Protect the future of our union with campaigns that can recruit, organise, build and win improvements, not by mergers and restructures
  • Fight the Tory attacks on our right to protest, strike and picket
  • A strong political voice - PCS should support candidates who back us
  • Socialist Party members in PCS call upon activists and members to vote for the Broad Left Network candidates below.
  • For a democratic union and a fighting leadership.

BROAD LEFT NETWORK CANDIDATES

  • PRESIDENT: MARION LLOYD (BEIS)
  • VICE PRESIDENTS: FIONA BRITTLE (SCOT GOV), SARAH BROWN (MET POLICE), DAVE SEMPLE (DWP), JON-PAUL ROSSER (HMRC)
  • NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

DAVE BARTLETT (MOJ), REBECCA BORLAND (HOME OFFICE), ANDI BRIDGES (HMRC), FIONA BRITTLE (SCOT GOV), ALEX BROWN (HEALTH), SARAH BROWN (MET POLICE), JAIME DAVIES (HMRC), KEVIN DENMAN (MET POLICE), ALAN DENNIS (DSG), NICK DOYLE (HMRC), GILL FOXTON (DfE), SUE FRANCIS (BEIS), PAUL GUINNANE (DFE), RACHEL HEEMSKERK (DWP), MARION LLOYD (BEIS), TOM LOWRY (DWP), RACHELLE MCDOUGALL (HMRC), NICK PARKER (BEIS), DAVE REES (DWP), ROB RITCHIE (MET POLICE), JON-PAUL ROSSER (HMRC), DAVE SEMPLE (DWP), PAUL SUTER (DWP), SAORSA-AMATHEIA TWEEDALE (DWP), KATRINE WILLIAMS (DWP), CRAIG WORSWICK (DWP), COLIN YOUNG (DFE), BOBBY YOUNG (HMRC)


In this issue


What we think

Build a Socialist alternative

Capitalism discriminates against us - Disabled people fighting for our rights


Football

Football: no trust in billionaire owners - kick them out and reclaim the game


International

Left candidate, Pedro Castillo - surprise of Peruvian elections

USA: cop killings and the anti-racist movement

Superpowers' tensions continue to ratchet up


Elections

Don't trust the Labour right's empty promises

Fight to stop cuts

Keep Liverpool council's One Stop Shops open

Liverpool hustings - only TUSC has a strategy to take on the Tories

Essex: Why I'm standing for TUSC

Carlisle campaign day success

Socialist Party northern region meeting

With public campaigning back in full swing - now is the time to raise fighting fund


Workplace

Socialist Party members - part of a left challenge for Unison's leadership

Fight back against British Gas bosses' 'fire and rehire' offensive

Retail workers desperately need a fighting and democratic union

CWU BT ballot - time for action now!

Thurrock bin workers solid in strike against pay cuts

Bus workers protest Go-Ahead's 'fire and rehire'

Ballots to defend reps on Woolwich Ferry

PCS leadership ballot underway


News

Long Covid: Fight for jobs, benefits and services

Climate change - Johnson spouts 'greenwash 2.0'

Covid and precarious workers - union organisation vital

News in brief


Campaigns

Housing activists storm rental firm's offices

Protests continue against proposed anti-protest laws


 

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