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The Socialist 8 July 2008

Striking back against low pay

Striking back against low pay


The working class needs its own party

CNWP conference: Wanted - a new mass workers' party


UK economy sliding into recession

Rich get richer: Why should we pay the price!

MP backs student fees campaign

Bonuses for chiefs, pay restraint for civil service workers

Government lies on public-sector pay

High farce from Boris Johnson

G8 leaders' 'world hunger' banquet

On the other side of the financial divide...


Defend the NHS!

Property deals threaten private nursing homes

Cancer vaccines: who decides?


Terry Fields: A socialist voice that rocked Whitehall


Marching against homophobia & racism


Argos warehouse workers vote to strike

DWP strikes bring talks

National Shop Stewards Network Conference: Organising migrant workers

A day in the life of a call centre worker

Call centre charter: A framework for workers' rights

RMT conference discusses crisis of political representation


Socialist stands for Usdaw general secretary

 
 

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Government lies on public-sector pay

PROOF THAT the government is holding down public sector wage settlements below the rate of inflation - ie pay cuts - is provided by a report from the Incomes Data Services.

Their report shows that average public sector wage rises during the three months to the end of May this year were running at a mere 2.7% (compared to 3.8% in the private sector), while the current retail prices index (RPI) is 4.3%.

This latest data ties in with a survey by the Industrial Relations Service (reported in The Socialist last week), covering the same period, that shows only 9% of pay deals were for settlements above the RPI.

This means that a whopping 91% of workers were effectively receiving pay cuts.

These reports nail the government's lie that public sector pay rises are fuelling inflation.


In this issue

Striking back against low pay


Campaign for a New Workers Party

The working class needs its own party

CNWP conference: Wanted - a new mass workers' party


Socialist Party news and analysis

UK economy sliding into recession

Rich get richer: Why should we pay the price!

MP backs student fees campaign

Bonuses for chiefs, pay restraint for civil service workers

Government lies on public-sector pay

High farce from Boris Johnson

G8 leaders' 'world hunger' banquet

On the other side of the financial divide...


Socialist Party NHS campaign

Defend the NHS!

Property deals threaten private nursing homes

Cancer vaccines: who decides?


Marxist analysis: history

Terry Fields: A socialist voice that rocked Whitehall


Socialist Party LGBT

Marching against homophobia & racism


Socialist Party workplace news

Argos warehouse workers vote to strike

DWP strikes bring talks

National Shop Stewards Network Conference: Organising migrant workers

A day in the life of a call centre worker

Call centre charter: A framework for workers' rights

RMT conference discusses crisis of political representation


Shop Workers' Union Usdaw

Socialist stands for Usdaw general secretary


 

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