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The Socialist issue 707

29 February 2012

We won't work for free!

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The Socialist issue 707

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Fighting workfare

spotWe won’t work for free!

Workfare? Fair it’s certainly not! The bankers help cause the biggest economic crisis in generations and get rewarded with billions. Yet ordinary people are now being told to work for free.

Youth Fight for Jobs protest against Workfare in Stratford's Westfield shopping centre in London 25 February 2012, photo Senan

Youth Fight for Jobs protest against Workfare in Stratford’s Westfield shopping centre in London 25 February 2012, photo Senan


spotWorking class needs real political opposition to Con-Dem millionaires

spotA4e: workfare vultures in crisis

spot‘We want jobs – not slave labour!’

Paul Callanan, YFJ national organiser, explains YFJ’s campaign for investment in real jobs and its opposition to the government’s slave labour schemes

spotInterview with a jobcentre worker

What workfare really means: Workfare is a catch-all term used to describe the various unpaid work schemes the government operates through the Department for Work and Pensions

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotStop the Health Bill

We can save our public services!: Tory Andrew Lansley’s infamous Health and Social Care bill has been described as a “great mistake”, “a mess”, “unnecessary in many ways” and “setting the NHS back”

Public Health not private wealth - protest against privatisation in the NHS 2011, photo Paul Mattsson

Public Health not private wealth – protest against privatisation in the NHS 2011, photo Paul Mattsson


spotSolidarity with Occupy London protesters

 Last stand of the Occupy London protesters , photo Paul Mattsson

Last stand of the Occupy London protesters , photo Paul Mattsson


spotUnison leadership found guilty of “unjustifiable discipline” against four Socialist Party activists

The Unison witch-hunted 'four', photo B. Severn


spotSun launch can’t hide corrupt practices

spotIt’s bonuses for bankers

spotThem & Us

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotWhy I’m standing for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition in the London Assembly election

Alex Gordon, President, RMT and TUSC candidate, GLA elections, photo by Paul Mattsson

Alex Gordon, President, RMT and TUSC candidate, GLA elections, photo by Paul Mattsson


spotStudent walkout – build mass action

spotKirklees Sure Start children centres

spotVoluntary sector cuts expose Big Society lies

spotStop North East NHS childcare cuts

Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland’s primary care trusts are now working under a single management team, which is threatening to end all children’s in-patient services in Gateshead and South Tyneside for cases where over 23 hours of care is needed

spotSheffield housing – failed by privatisation

spotCampaign news in brief

spotThe battle against internet censorship

US copyright law threatens UK student: On 21 January I organised a ‘Rally of the 99%: Voice of the Voiceless’. The rally was part of the third national Occupy conference, held in Sheffield

spotMay Day Greetings in the Socialist

International socialist news and analysis

spotIran: Tensions with the US and its allies are ratcheted-up

Workers and poor must rely on their own strength to resist: War clouds are gathering, once again, over the Middle East. Heightening tensions over the last months between the US and its allies and Iran have seen covert assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists,…

spotEurope – Young people fight ACTA

Socialist Party workplace news

spot‘Priceless victory’ of sparks against the Dirty Seven

The tremendous victory of construction electricians against the multinational Balfour Beatty and six other building contractors, confirmed yesterday, is a hugely significant moment for these workers and the rest of the union movement

Construction electricians gained a tremendous victory against the multinational Balfour Beatty and six other building contractors, photo by SP Wales

Construction electricians gained a tremendous victory against the multinational Balfour Beatty and six other building contractors, photo by SP Wales


spotContinuing the pensions battle: PCS consultative ballot

spotContinuing the pensions battle – Universities

spotThree-year pay freeze hits hard

spotWorkplace news in brief

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