The Socialist

The Socialist 1 June 2006

'Stop the NHS cuts, end low pay'


'Stop the NHS cuts, end low pay'

"We're seeing the Americanisation of the NHS"


Blair goes nuclear


Can the Tories win the next election?

A strategy to take on New Labour


Iraq - lame duck leaders have no solution

Brazil: Hundreds killed by brutal military police

Massaker


'Correction' or crash?

Crisis in the Scottish Socialist Party


PCS conference: The record of a campaigning union

Drivers strike over tax bills

Tesco goes west - with non-union job ads

 
 

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The Socialist 1 June 2006, 'Stop the NHS cuts, end low pay'

Socialist Party NHS campaign

spot'Stop the NHS cuts, end low pay'

Whipps Cross hospital workers protest. Picture Paul Mattsson
Healthworkers say...: "LOW PAY no way." "They say cutback, we say fightback." Hundreds of porters, cleaners and other hospital staff held a lively lunchtime protest outside Whipps Cross hospital in northeast London on 26 May.

The hospital Trust is considering axing 400 jobs and closing four wards and two theatres. 15 million could be cut from primary care.


spot "We're seeing the Americanisation of the NHS"

Environment: Nuclear power

spot Blair goes nuclear

Socialist Party campaigns

spotCan the Tories win the next election?

FOLLOWING LABOUR'S disastrous local election results this is a question that many people are now asking. After years of un-electability, is it possible that under their new leader, David Cameron, they could return to haunt working-class...


spot A strategy to take on New Labour

International socialist news and analysis

spotIraq - lame duck leaders have no solution

WHILE ACTING Prime Minister John Prescott was amusing himself on the croquet pitch, the real thing was in Washington D.C. for talks with his partner in crime - the senior partner, that is -George Bush, writes Keith Pattenden.


spotBrazil: Hundreds killed by brutal military police

BRAZIL'S HATED Military Police (PM) had a brutal response to the violence unleashed by the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) in So Paulo on 12 May (see last week's the socialist), writes Tony Saunois, CWI, Brazil.


spot Massaker

Socialist Party Marxist analysis

spot'Correction' or crash?

World economy: IN THE second week of May there was a convulsion in the world financial system. Shortly after rising to near-peak levels, shares fell sharply on world stock exchanges, especially in so-called 'emerging markets' like India and Turkey. Lynn Walsh examines these events and exposes the instability of the global capitalist system.


spot Crisis in the Scottish Socialist Party

Socialist Party workplace news

spotPCS conference: The record of a campaigning union

PCS conference: The record of a campaigning union: CIVIL SERVICE union PCS conference takes place from 5 June, with the Left Unity-led national executive (NEC) having increased its majority for the fourth year running, writes Mark Baker, PCS NEC, personal capacity.


spotDrivers strike over tax bills

South West Trains: TWO HUNDRED train drivers, members of ASLEF based at Waterloo station in London, were on strike on 30 May. This was the first of a series of one-day strikes over the removal of tax benefits in kind by their employer South West, writes Chris Newby.


spotTesco goes west - with non-union job ads

TESCO HAS given its chief executive, Sir Terry Leahy, a pay rise of almost 25%. He took away almost 4 million in salary, bonus and other benefits for the year to 25 February, against 3.2 million the year before. Leahy was also...