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The Socialist 3 March 2009

Bosses get pay-offs, workers get layoffs

Bosses get pay-offs, workers get layoffs

RBS pension scandal: Not a penny for these fat cats!

Hands off our post!

Stop Labour's mail sell-off


Marx was right all along


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Anti-fees demo success - despite NUS leaders' obstructions

Cardiff student occupation: University divests from arms trade


Youth Fight for Jobs

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Construction workers plan more action

Message from strike leader


Stop bullying at BT

Fight the cuts in Nottingham!

Sogefi workers demand strike

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Cover supervisors: Teaching on the cheap

National Shop Stewards Network: Brighton launch meeting


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Make all women's issues trade union issues

Solidarity with Constantina Kuneva


Ireland: Scrap the 'pension levy': Organise a one-day general strike

Kashmir: Health workers win demands


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Message from strike leader

Keith Gibson, a Socialist Party member and a member of the Lindsey oil refinery strike committee was unable to attend the meeting on 28 February. But he distributed the following statement:

"Even though I cannot attend today, I would like the meeting to consider the proposals that were put forward at the Manchester meeting which are mostly the demands that were carried at a mass meeting at LOR during our dispute. They are:

Organise a march on parliament on a weekday in the next month around a clear set of demands.

Call a one-day industry-wide national strike on the same day as the march, of all workers covered by NAECI including repair and maintenance with emergency cover organised by trade unions.

Publicise the following demands as widely as possible amongst our members, European unions and the media, to counter the deliberate misreporting of the last strikes as anti-foreigner:

  • No victimisation of workers taking solidarity action
  • All workers in UK to be covered by NAECI agreement
  • Union controlled registering of unemployed and local skilled union members, with nominating rights as work becomes available
  • Government and employer investment in proper training / apprenticeships for the new generation of construction workers
  • All immigrant labour to be unionised
  • Union help for immigrant workers - including interpreters and union advice - to promote active integrated union members
  • Build closer direct links with construction unions in Europe
  • Force the government to change or withdraw from those EU directives and court rulings that exempt non-UK companies from abiding by industry collective national agreements.

Good luck with the meeting. Be back in action soon.

Keith Gibson (LOR former strike committee)

In this issue

Bosses get pay-offs, workers get layoffs

RBS pension scandal: Not a penny for these fat cats!

Hands off our post!

Stop Labour's mail sell-off


Socialist Party Marxist analysis

Marx was right all along


Socialist Party feature

Has globalisation gone into reverse?

Our democratic rights under attack by Labour


Socialist Students

Anti-fees demo success - despite NUS leaders' obstructions

Cardiff student occupation: University divests from arms trade


Youth fight for jobs

Youth Fight for Jobs

The route


Construction workers

Construction workers plan more action

Message from strike leader


Socialist Party workplace news

Stop bullying at BT

Fight the cuts in Nottingham!

Sogefi workers demand strike

NUJ action

Cover supervisors: Teaching on the cheap

National Shop Stewards Network: Brighton launch meeting


Socialist Party women

International Women's Day 8 March: Don't make women pay for the bosses' crisis

Make all women's issues trade union issues

Solidarity with Constantina Kuneva


International socialist news and analysis

Ireland: Scrap the 'pension levy': Organise a one-day general strike

Kashmir: Health workers win demands


May Day

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