Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
6 January 2016
The SNP government continues to orientate its taskforce towards finding a private buyer rather than using the option of nationalisation.
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
2 December 2015
GMB members from United Utilities, Northumbrian Water, Yorkshire Water and Hartlepool Water are angry at rampant profiteering. Debt levels and consumer prices have risen, and two of the companies are attacking workers' pensions.
18 November 2015
A facility called Oakdene, used by adults with learning difficulties, is in need of refurbishment. But the council is considering finding a new place for them by closing an elderly care home and moving the facility there instead!
29 October 2015
What better way to communicate with adults about pensions than with a multi-million-pound computer-generated soft toy?
21 October 2015
Older people are hard hit by the bosses' cuts and sell-offs. Sue Powell spoke to Claude Mickleson, National Pensioners Convention activist and member of Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
7 October 2015
Smug Tories discussed letting pensioners die of cold to save cash at their Manchester conference.
29 July 2015
Millionaire health minister Jeremy Hunt has reneged on the Tories' election promise to cap social care costs for over 65s, writes Simon Carter.
8 July 2015
"David Cameron claims that he wants a high wage, low tax economy. If that's the case, he has a funny way of showing it," writes bakers' union BFAWU president Ian Hodson.
17 June 2015
Short dispatches on the incredible hypocrisy of the super-rich and their politicians.
20 May 2015
Delegates respond to Tory majority, further austerity and attacks on trade union rights
8 April 2015
Easy money: Should Tony Blair's "education, education, education" mantra be replaced by "money, money, money"?
1 April 2015
NUT conference delegates are discussing how to fight attacks on pensions, pay and workload
25 March 2015
Profits from illness: A Unite union report has revealed that many of the big private healthcare companies aiming to get lucrative contracts from the NHS budget operate through offshore tax havens
18 March 2015
Just weeks from the elections, council budget cuts are hammering communities and workers
16 March 2015
In this week's budget, chancellor Osborne is set to allow existing pensioners to cash in their pensions
11 March 2015
The United Nations says it will take 70 years to close the wage gap between women and men. However, a UK government spokesperson used International Women's Day to claim the gender pay gap in Britain was "at its lowest ever"
11 March 2015
Three TUSC prospective parliamentary candidates say why they're standing
18 February 2015
Firefighters will be striking on 25 February in their battle against changes to pensions
4 February 2015
On 10 February, the FBU firefighters' union is holding a recall conference over its pension dispute with the government, which is insisting on increasing firefighters' retirement age from 55 to 60 from April 2015
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