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The Socialist issue 395: Say no to the bosses' profit system

The Socialist issue 395

2 June 2005


spotSay no to the bosses’ profit system

MILLIONS OF French workers and young people have said a resounding ‘non’ to the European bosses’ agenda of low wages, job cuts, privatisation and vicious attacks on working conditions, benefits and pub…


spotEU constitution defeated

THE FRENCH ‘no’ to the EU constitution is a massive blow to the pro-big business politicians in France and Europe…


spotWhy French workers voted ‘no’ to EU referendum

“WE’RE VOTING no. It is a constitution for the bourgeoisie, for multinationals, for bosses. It is only about the economy, competition,…


spotDefend adult education

IN MID-APRIL, staff of the Community Learning and Skills Service (CLaSS) in Waltham Forest, north east London, were informed that the extremely popular Walthamstow Learning Centre in Greenleaf Road would be cl…


spotID cards: £300 for a snooper’s card!

THE GOVERNMENT’S plans for compulsory identity (ID) cards are an attack on our democratic rights…


spotThe campaign for Socialism 2005 begins now

The campaign for Socialism 2005 has begun. Although the event is not taking place until November 12 and 13 all Socialist Party branches are…


spotCapitalism can’t solve AIDS crisis

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Forty million people globally are infected with HIV…


spot"Struggle or death" – Pakistan telecoms workers fight privatisation

“THIS IS the biggest challenge to President Musharraf of Pakistan from the trade unions on the question of privatisation since he came to power in 1998.”…


spotGermany: Political turmoil after the elections

AS A consequence of the disastrous defeat in the regional state elections in North Rhine Westphalia, the former heartland of the Social Democrats (SPD) in Germany, chancellor Schršder issued a surprise call…


spotIraq: coalition plans floundering

SEVERAL WEEKS ago the US and British governments were talking up in the media how Iraq’s security situation was improving…


spotLabour court awards Gama workers €8,000

THE IRISH Labour Court has awarded Gama workers €8,000 per annum for unpaid overtime – a stunning admission of how this construction multinational ripped off its workforce…


spotStriking back at pay-cutting bosses

INDUSTRIAL ACTION by Amicus members at HSBC on 27 May was taken as a result of a pay package which cut bonuses and imposed a below-inflation rise…


spotBBC offer must be rejected

ON 23 May thousands of BBC staff, members of three different trade unions, took strike action…


spotIt is privatisation and it is as we know it

THE GOVERNMENT appears to be supporting plans by Royal Mail to give 51% shares to the workforce, described by some as a John Lewis-style partial privatisation…


spotCoventry single status dispute: the stakes are raised

COVENTRY COUNCIL workers are fighting a pay-cutting deal being imposed under a ‘Single Status’ agreement…


spotFE lecturers fight for pay deal

ON 25 May, lecturers at some further education colleges were on strike, just to get the national pay agreement implemented in their colleges…


spotJob losses expose Manchester’s ‘boom’

AFTER FALLS in sales and profits, the Co-operative group are to cut 600 jobs at their head office…


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