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23 January 2019
A socialist justice system would have rehabilitation and protection, not profit, as its goal
14 September 2018
An interview with the POA DGS Joe Simpson
22 August 2018
Birmingham Prison has become the latest in a long line of catastrophic failures of privatisation
11 July 2018
"I'm sick and tired of hearing that the trade union movement is on its way out," declared Linda Taaffe in opening the conference
13 June 2018
Napo is struggling to make a significant difference to the working lives of members. In five years, the incumbent, Ian Lawrence, has been unable to stop a decline in membership, and it is time for him to step aside.
11 September 2017
The National Shop Stewards Network rally in Brighton on 10 September was the most inspiring yet
12 July 2017
Who controls the Labour Party remains unresolved. The pro-capitalist right wing uses the structures established under years of Blairism to preserve its position while plotting its next move
22 March 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Subway poverty pay; prison officers' tribunal victory; Deliveroo Leeds demo; Forest Hill School strike.
15 February 2017
The latest government statistics show yet another record high in prison deaths and violence
22 December 2016
A prison officer explains the truth surrounding the deal. The guaranteed three year pay deal of 0.5-1% a year is a fallacy: neither the government or the national offender management service have the power to implement this.
23 November 2016
The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.
15 November 2016
The last issue of the Socialist published an article by a prison officer detailing the reasons for the crisis in the prisons and calling for action. On 15 November action was taken.
9 November 2016
Reading the Socialist can boost our confidence to fight back. Cover to cover, you can hear working class people in their own words. It's an antidote to the pro-austerity ideas festering in the mainstream media and among establishment politicians.
9 November 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Suez strife, Blake benefits and tax trouble.
9 November 2016
The latest national statistics on safety in our prison system were released recently. These quarterly figures have been breaking records and setting new "unprecedented highs" systematically since 2010 - a year which 'coincidentally' ties in with the culling of 7,000 prison officers' jobs.
14 September 2016
"As a junior doctor, I am asking the TUC to call a day of action to support us" said a doctor in summing up a major theme of the NSSN rally
13 July 2016
Prison officers in England and Wales staged unofficial walkouts on 8 July
11 May 2016
Over 50 workers at Wormwood Scrubs prison walked out over health and safety issues on 6 May. The Prison Officers' Association said the move comes after recent assaults on staff, and said the jail was "flooded with drugs, mobile phones and weapons".
4 May 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Blacklisting victory, Leicester teachers campaign and POA conference.
20 January 2016
Prison cuts: On 14 January, prison officers' union the POA held a special delegate conference in Daventry called for by the Wormwood Scrubs branch
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