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The Socialist issue 715

25 April 2012

We're striking back on 10 May

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The Socialist issue 715

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Fighting the government’s attacks

spotWe’re striking back on 10 May

Pension cuts, job cuts, service cuts: The PCS executive committee has called national strike action on 10 May (M10) as part of a united campaign with other unions, writes John McInally, National vice-president, Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), personal capacity.

On the 30 November strike in Newcastle, photo Elaine Brunskill

On the 30 November strike in Newcastle, photo Elaine Brunskill


Socialist Party news and analysis

spotNHS faces more cuts

NHS hospitals have been told to make deeper cuts by the health regulator Monitor. They said last year that hospitals should make cuts of 4.6% from 2013. But in a letter to NHS hospitals Monitor now says…

TUSC NHS Credit card: The Health & Social Care Act Means: NHS Privatisation

TUSC NHS Credit card: The Health & Social Care Act Means: NHS Privatisation


spotThe ugly truth behind the latest unemployment figures

spotBrighton: Mass protest counters racist EDL

On 22 April a mass mobilisation of up to 1,000 anti-racists joined a demonstration to counter the English Defence League (EDL) and their annual ‘March for England’ (MfE) through Brighton, writes Brighton and Hove Socialist Party.

BNP Nazis not wanted here - war veteran protests, photo Paul Mattsson

BNP Nazis not wanted here – war veteran protests, photo Paul Mattsson


spotThem & Us

160 miles from home: Poor people shipped across the country to make room for rich people. That’s the situation emerging across London in the wake of cuts to housing benefit and in the build up to the Olympics.

Socialist Party feature

spotInterview: ‘get organised to support workers in struggle’

As we celebrate international workers’ day on 1 May the Socialist speaks to Rob Williams, national chair of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN)…

National Shop Stewards Network demonstration to lobby the TUC 11 September 2011, photo Sujeeth

National Shop Stewards Network demonstration to lobby the TUC 11 September 2011, photo Sujeeth


Socialist Party May Day Greetings

spotMay Day Greetings in The Socialist newspaper

This week The Socialist displays seven pages of May Day greetings, from trade unions such as the postal workers (CWU) and the Prison Officers Association (who are banned from striking), branches of many other unions, associations, Socialist Party regions and branches, and various campaigns.

May Day Greetings 2012

May Day Greetings 2012


Socialist Party workplace news

spotWorkers’ Memorial Day 28 April

In 1912 when the Titanic sank, workers’ lives were considered expendable by the bosses. But is the situation any better today?, writes Jack Palmer.

spotJobs threat at CSC

spotClaps and cheers greet Remploy marchers in Sheffield

spotWorkplace news in brief

Vote TUSC in May

spotVote for a socialist alternative

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is a new electoral coalition that was set up by leading trade unionists including RMT general secretary Bob Crow, and socialists, including the Socialist Party, to provide a political voice to the millions who oppose the cuts.

Vote TUSC postcard

Vote TUSC postcard


spotBuild a socialist alternative to austerity

TUSC supports the striking tube workers working for Tube Lines at the Tube Lines HQ in Canary Wharf  25 April 2012, photo by Paul Mattsson

TUSC supports the striking tube workers working for Tube Lines at the Tube Lines HQ in Canary Wharf 25 April 2012, photo by Paul Mattsson


spotHundreds of Liverpool Sure Start parents demonstrate against cuts

spotLabour – no friend of trade unions

spotGateshead campaigners told to ‘move house’ if they don’t like waste-site plans

spotTUSC campaigns round-up

International socialist news and analysis

spotArgentina: Nationalisation provokes wrath of imperialism

Shrieks of protest have been unleashed against the partial nationalisation of YPF, the Argentinean subsidiary of the Spanish petrol multinational Repsol, writes Tony Saunois CWI.

Argentina nationalises Spanish multinational company Repsol's operations in the country, the oil company YPF


spotFrance: Left Front vote shows potential for new workers’ party

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