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The Socialist 5 April 2017

Resist cruel NHS cuts

The Socialist issue 943

Communities and health workers unite to...resist cruel NHS cuts

NHS SOS round-up


Fight for a socialist Brexit


Fight Tories' callous cuts pushing 200,000 more kids into poverty

Labour group to discipline councillors for resisting Haringey gentrification scheme

Gagged Jobstown defendants defiantly expose the Irish state

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Them & Us


Horrific attack on Croydon asylum seeker

Far right humiliated in London - but trade unions must organise against racism and austerity


What would a socialist food industry look like?


TUSC to challenge for the Merseyside 'metro-mayor'

NHS worker to stand for mayor of Doncaster


Walkout on three rail networks against driver-only operated trains

Ferrybridge workers protest against 'race to bottom'

Solid Picturehouse picket and protest

Bromley library workers strike against privatisation

Hackney children's inclusion unit forced to strike

Support Len McCluskey and United Left candidates before ballot closes

PCS payday protests


Homeless due to the housing crisis

Rents up 40% - can't pay, will stay!

Name and shame the worst behaviour by housing associations


Turkey: Erdogan seeks sweeping dictatorial powers in referendum

Fukushima nuclear disaster - a terrifying legacy

Justice for Yemen workers


Financial hardship facing millions of cancer sufferers

The Socialist Inbox

Courageous Ebola nurse Salomé Karwah dies

 
 
 
 
 

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Hackney children's inclusion unit forced to strike

'Inclusion and specialist support team' workers have walked out over cuts, photo National Assembly for Wales (Creative Commons)

'Inclusion and specialist support team' workers have walked out over cuts, photo National Assembly for Wales (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Labour authorities often claim that their cuts are kinder than the Tories'. But what could be worse than Hackney Labour council trying to slash in half the small but vital Early Years part of the Inclusion and Specialist Support Team?

The present team of just three specialist teachers and six nursery officers is already struggling to cope with nearly 700 children and their families in 118 nurseries and Early Years settings across the borough. And this is a borough where other cuts and social deprivation already mean a growing number of children who need extra support.

This angry team of workers in the NUT and in Unison, has taken strike action to say no to the cuts. The Higher Needs Budget, which pays for this service, is not even being cut. Other departments that are due for cuts, such as the 12 advisory teachers who work inside the Learning Trust office, are actually taking on staff!

Their action on 30th March, which included visiting every one of the pre-school establishments across the borough, is the beginning of a fight to the end.

At the lunchtime rally outside the Town Hall one of the strikers spoke to Brian Debus, chair of Hackney Unison:

"We visited 30 settings this morning and got a very positive response from parents who said they had not been told about our strike. Some teachers on strike at Parkwood School today over cuts are here with us and parents have come along to support us. They know these cuts would have a big impact on the children's future and they support us fighting against them all the way!".

Clare Doyle Hackney Socialist Party


This version of this article was first posted on the Socialist Party website on 31 March 2017 and may vary slightly from the version subsequently printed in The Socialist.


In this issue


NHS SOS

Communities and health workers unite to...resist cruel NHS cuts

NHS SOS round-up


What we think

Fight for a socialist Brexit


Socialist Party news and analysis

Fight Tories' callous cuts pushing 200,000 more kids into poverty

Labour group to discipline councillors for resisting Haringey gentrification scheme

Gagged Jobstown defendants defiantly expose the Irish state

Help fund your paper!

Them & Us


Anti-racism

Horrific attack on Croydon asylum seeker

Far right humiliated in London - but trade unions must organise against racism and austerity


Food

What would a socialist food industry look like?


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

TUSC to challenge for the Merseyside 'metro-mayor'

NHS worker to stand for mayor of Doncaster


Socialist Party workplace news

Walkout on three rail networks against driver-only operated trains

Ferrybridge workers protest against 'race to bottom'

Solid Picturehouse picket and protest

Bromley library workers strike against privatisation

Hackney children's inclusion unit forced to strike

Support Len McCluskey and United Left candidates before ballot closes

PCS payday protests


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Homeless due to the housing crisis

Rents up 40% - can't pay, will stay!

Name and shame the worst behaviour by housing associations


International socialist news and analysis

Turkey: Erdogan seeks sweeping dictatorial powers in referendum

Fukushima nuclear disaster - a terrifying legacy

Justice for Yemen workers


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Financial hardship facing millions of cancer sufferers

The Socialist Inbox

Courageous Ebola nurse Salomé Karwah dies


 

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