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The Socialist issue 382: Hands off our pensions

The Socialist issue 382

26 February 2005

spotHands off our pensions

THE SCENE is now set for a massive strike movement by workers in the public services.

spotPensions – force the government to retreat

IT LOOKS increasingly likely that up to one and a half million public-sector workers will take strike action on 23 March, in the biggest strike for over 20 years…

spotPensions: Our strength can stop this robbery

TUC day of action – reports: THE TUC undoubtedly saw their day of action on pensions on 18 February as a way of ‘letting off steam’ on the pensions issue…

spotFrance: 24-hour general strike in the making

A NEW wave of militancy is sweeping France as school students and workers take action against the attacks of the right-wing Raffarin government…

spotRussian pensioners put pressure on Putin

ON 12 February, nearly 300 demonstrations took place in 77 regions across Russia…

spotFight low pay

THE NATIONAL minimum wage, introduced in 1999 at the very low level of £3.60 an hour, has not done anything to eliminate the scandal of poverty pay…

spotYoung workers: fight for your rights at work

“ARE YOU a young worker fed up with low pay, bullying bosses, long hours and unsafe working conditions?” asks the socialist youth organisation International Socialist Resistance (ISR)…

spotLecturers strike over pay

THOUSANDS OF lecturers are taking strike action on 24 February and 1 March because management are refusing to implement a national pay deal…

spotNo to fire service cuts

FIREFIGHTERS AND local residents in Barnsley have been campaigning to stop the closure of two major fire stations and the halving of fire appliances in others…

spotScottish Socialist Party conference report

PHILIP STOTT of International Socialists (CWI Scotland) continues his report of the 2005 Scottish Socialist Party (SSP) conference which took place on 12 and 13 February…

spotIsraeli/Palestinian conflict: A road to peace or to further conflict?

WITH ISRAELI cabinet agreement to remove Jewish settlers from Gaza by August 2005 and the release of 500 Palestinian prisoners, hopes of an end to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict have been rekindled…


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