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The Socialist, issue 577: FIGHT for JOBS

Articles from the Socialist, issue 577

29 April 2009


spotFight for jobs!

Youth Fight For Jobs demonstration, photo Paul Mattsson

While bankers receive billions of pounds in bailouts, despite being responsible for triggering the economic collapse, hard-working people are faced with a diet of cuts in public services, tax hikes and lay-offs, writes Paul Callanan, Greenwich Socialist Students.


spotYouth Fight for Jobs launch conference

spotOlympics: Defend jobs, pay and conditions

Socialist Party election campaign

spotEuropean elections: Build support for a workers’ alternative to Labour

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, photo Paul Mattsson

As convenor of No2EU – Yes to Democracy, I recently visited the Visteon factory in Basildon currently being blockaded by the sacked workforce, writes Bob Crow, General Secretary, RMT


Stop Press

spotSTOP PRESS: Key union activist sacked

Rob Williams addresses Socialist Party 'Support Visteon Workers' meeting in London, photo Paul Mattsson

Socialist Party member Rob Williams, the Unite convenor of the Linamar car parts factory in Swansea, was called into the directors’ office of the plant on Tuesday 28 April and told that he was being sacked for “irretrievable breakdown of trust”…


Socialist Party workplace news

spotSacked workers protest in Newcastle

Sacked Stead McAlpin workers protest in Newcastle, photo B Harkness

WORKERS AT Stead McAlpin, who were sacked and given just 15 minutes to leave the factory, brought their protest to Newcastle where they picketed John Lewis at its shop inside Eldon Square shopping centre, writes Elaine Brunskill.


spotCivil service: Workers fight cuts and sell-offs

spotVisteon workers fight on

spotPrisme workers win funding for jobs

spotLittle debate at Unison health conference

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotBudget 2009 – debts passed to all of us

“Get ready for dirty hospitals and crumbling schools” warned a journalist following the government budget last week…


spotDoes the ‘botch it’ budget benefit young people?

spotIt’s tough at the top!

spotJack Jones obituary

International socialist news and analysis

spotWorkers’ internationalism: A history of the first four socialist international organisations

The Committee for a Workers International protesting at the G8 summit 2005, photo Paul Mattsson

Today, with world capitalism in its gravest crisis since the 1930s, there is a crying need for a mass political alternative of the working class. The task of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) is to help to create the conditions for the formation of such an international.


spotSri Lanka war: Rajapakse regime ignores Tamils’ plight in renewed army offensive

NUT feature

spotNational Union of Teachers conference: Fighting “teaching-on-the-cheap”

Linda Taaffe, at National Shop Stewards Network conference July 2007, photo Dave Carr

For a few years now the composition of the leadership of the NUT has been changing. The main left groupings, the STA and CDFU work as one, and the previous right-wing controlling group has grown ‘softer’, writes Linda Taaffe


spotHands off Lewisham Bridge school!

spotBeing a new teacher – a shock to the system

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