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The Socialist 4 May 2016

Bring down the Tories: organise to fight austerity

The Socialist issue 900

Livingstone suspension: 'Slow coup' against Corbyn.

Bring down the Tories: organise to fight austerity

Doctors and teachers lead buoyant London march

Political censorship used against TUSC candidates

Ex-TUC chief lines up with David Cameron

2 in 5 fear rent trap

Aston Villa owners threaten 500 jobs

TTIP tip-off

Them & Us


1926 general strike: when workers tasted power


Hillsborough verdict - a magnificent testimony to courage and fortitude


National Union of Students conference: mood to fight education cuts must be turned into determined action


Solidarity with junior doctors: TUC call a national demonstration now!

Museum strike solid

Usdaw conference shifts left and demands "backbone" from the union

Civil service: fighting the pay freeze

Library assistants strike against unviable shift patterns

Society of Radiographers conference: "We may be small but we are going to fight back!"

Workplace news in brief


Eyewitness account of France protests: build a general strike movement!

Ireland: Campaigners celebrate suspension of water charges


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Solidarity with junior doctors: TUC call a national demonstration now!

Striking junior doctors marching with teachers in London, 26.4.2016, photo by Paul Mattsson

Striking junior doctors marching with teachers in London, 26.4.2016, photo by Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

"By standing up for ourselves, we are standing up for the NHS" said Dr Yannis Gourtsoyannis, a member of the BMA's (doctors' union) junior doctors committee, speaking at London's May Day demonstration on 1 May.

The BMA's junior doctor committee meets on 7 May to discuss future action following the latest, escalated round of strikes on 26 and 27 April which included a full withdrawal of labour for the first time.

The meeting should include a call to the TUC general council to back the junior doctors by calling a national demonstration. This demand was put forward by the civil servants' union PCS and firefighters' union FBU but was scandalously rejected by the TUC on 27 April. The TUC has, at every turn, left the junior doctors' struggle isolated.

The organisation and solidarity required was shown on the first day of the most recent strike action, as 5,000 marched in a London joint demonstration called by the North and South Thames region of the BMA and the London region of the teachers' union NUT.

Rail workers, nurses, civil servants, firefighters, local government workers and others marched in solidarity.

The demonstration hinted at the potential there would be for a huge demonstration in support of junior doctors and in defence of the NHS if one was called by the TUC. We demand the TUC reconsider its position and we call on the BMA junior doctors' committee to demand the same.


In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

Livingstone suspension: 'Slow coup' against Corbyn.

Bring down the Tories: organise to fight austerity

Doctors and teachers lead buoyant London march

Political censorship used against TUSC candidates

Ex-TUC chief lines up with David Cameron

2 in 5 fear rent trap

Aston Villa owners threaten 500 jobs

TTIP tip-off

Them & Us


1926 general strike

1926 general strike: when workers tasted power


Hillsborough

Hillsborough verdict - a magnificent testimony to courage and fortitude


NUS conference

National Union of Students conference: mood to fight education cuts must be turned into determined action


Socialist Party workplace news

Solidarity with junior doctors: TUC call a national demonstration now!

Museum strike solid

Usdaw conference shifts left and demands "backbone" from the union

Civil service: fighting the pay freeze

Library assistants strike against unviable shift patterns

Society of Radiographers conference: "We may be small but we are going to fight back!"

Workplace news in brief


International socialist news and analysis

Eyewitness account of France protests: build a general strike movement!

Ireland: Campaigners celebrate suspension of water charges


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Letters


 

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