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The Socialist 28 January 2015

Austerity elite can be beaten

The Socialist issue 841

Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

Is the Green Party the answer?

Government welfare cuts: No to sanctions!

Tories and Labour refuse moratorium on fracking

Davos summit: 'The pitchforks are coming!'

Quantitative Easing: Socialism for the rich!

'Defenders of democracy' mourn despot's death

Them & Us


Gearing up for largest anti-cuts election challenge yet

Election Appeal 2015


End the housing crisis

Extra, extra! Socialist needs new sales!

Lib-Lab political bung scandal

Leicester marches for free education

Burns' Night a blazing success


Book review: Unison bureaucracy unmasked

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Shapps' lies on housing

Inept waste site renationalised


Usdaw elections: 'We need a winning, fighting union'

RMT forces DLR bosses back

NI Water workers' victory

Workplace news in brief

 
 
 
 
 

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NI Water workers' victory

Donal O'Cofaigh, Fermanagh Socialist Party

Despite efforts by Stormont politicians and many in the Northern Ireland media to vilify them, striking NI Water workers have won significant concessions from management, leading to a suspension of their action on Tuesday 20 January, pending a ballot on the new offer.

The 'work-to-rule' action - with workers refusing any overtime and sticking strictly to their contractual obligations - started on 23 December. Management were trying to force workers to pay dramatically higher pension contributions - effectively a pay cut - from April this year.

The attacks on NI Water workers are aimed at paving the way for all-out privatisation of the service and, therefore, the introduction of water charges.

This victory is another example of the power of workers to resist and defeat attacks from the bosses when they stand united.

Public sector strike

The NIPSA Northern Ireland public sector union is balloting for action over an imposed pay settlement and job cuts. If members vote yes, a public sector general strike could take place on 13 March.


In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

Is the Green Party the answer?

Government welfare cuts: No to sanctions!

Tories and Labour refuse moratorium on fracking

Davos summit: 'The pitchforks are coming!'

Quantitative Easing: Socialism for the rich!

'Defenders of democracy' mourn despot's death

Them & Us


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Gearing up for largest anti-cuts election challenge yet

Election Appeal 2015


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

End the housing crisis

Extra, extra! Socialist needs new sales!

Lib-Lab political bung scandal

Leicester marches for free education

Burns' Night a blazing success


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Book review: Unison bureaucracy unmasked

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Shapps' lies on housing

Inept waste site renationalised


Socialist Party workplace news

Usdaw elections: 'We need a winning, fighting union'

RMT forces DLR bosses back

NI Water workers' victory

Workplace news in brief


 

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