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The Socialist, issue 566: Bankers' bonuses - daylight robbery!

Articles from the Socialist, issue 566

11 February 2009


spotBankers’ bonuses – daylight robbery!

spotVendetta continues against socialist fighter

spotJCB owner – still shovelling in the cash

Construction workers

spotLindsey oil refinery strike: Workers score important victory

Lindsey refinery: workers show their strength, photo Keith Gibson

Socialist Party industrial organiser Bill Mullins writes on the deal done between the Lindsey oil refinery strike committee and the Total oil company, the refinery owners…


spotConstruction workers’ battle to defend jobs and conditions

spotWelcome to the JIB!

spotMotherwell Bridge bosses declare war on striking workers

spotStop GSK job cuts

Socialist Party youth and students

spotDefend youth services

Youth Fight for Jobs

Youth workers, children’s workers and play and community workers are organising a national march and rally in Coventry on Saturday 14 February, writes Teresa Chalcroft, Chair, Community and Youth Workers’ Union / Unite, Warwickshire County Council.


spotCollege students – keen to fight back

spotSave Charlotte Turner school!

Socialist Party campaigns

spotTyneside Metro: Workers’ action to stop privatisation

TO A packed meeting of over 150 people last week, the RMT’s general secretary Bob Crow announced that Tyneside Metro workers are to be balloted for strike action over the threat to jobs, pensions and conditions posed by privatisation plans, writes Elaine Brunskill.


spotCarbon trading crisis creates bonanza for polluting firms

spotExeter: Mobilising to stop the far right

spotFast news

Car workers

spotFight for jobs at Ford

Short-time working at Ford Dagenham has been a hard blow to take for the 5,000 workers at the east London plant, writes Manny Thain.


spotCar industry in crisis – national meeting

Socialist Party workplace news

spotWirral cuts: We need a new party

Unison Local Government strike on 16-17 July in Camden, photo Hugo Pierre

On 9 February around 150 people rallied at Wallasey town hall against the wholesale destruction of local services by Wirral council, writes Hugh Caffrey.


spotVictory for Salford Unison

spotDefend jobs at Salford University

spotUsdaw presidential election

spotProtest against the Unison witch-hunt

spotGreenwich council: An injury to one is an injury to all

International socialist news and analysis

spotNationalise Waterford Crystal!

Waterford Crystal workers occupy and protest at sackings, photo Socialist Party Ireland

Ireland – workers’ factory occupation: SPECIALLY HIRED security individually delivered letters to employees saying that from the following Monday there was no need to report for work, as the world-renowned Waterford Crystal factory would be closed, writes Kevin Mcloughlin, Socialist Party Ireland.


spotUnited Socialist Party members remanded on trumped-up charges

Sri Lanka: THE LEADING United Socialist Party candidate for the Provincial Council Elections on 14 February, Murugesh Chandiran, and two other members of the USP campaign have been remanded in custody until 16 February by the Nuwara Eliya magistrate on trumped-up charges, writes Srinath Perera, USP (CWI, Sri Lanka).


Socialist Party review

spotSlumdog Millionaire

Review: You would expect a film that has won five Critics’ Choice Awards, four Golden Globes and seven Bafta Awards, and has been nominated for ten Academy Awards to be outstanding, or at least have some qualities that can inspire…


Football

spotReclaim the game

Football and big business: In the growing economic crisis, Bradford City (Bantams) fan Manny Dominguez assesses the prospects for building the football supporters’ movement…


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