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The Socialist issue 740

31 October 2012

Solidarity with Ford workers - Defend every job

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The Socialist issue 740

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotSolidarity with Ford workers – Defend every job

Fords: Our jobs - here to stay

Fords: Our jobs – here to stay


spotPrepare for a 24-hour general strike

At the 20 October anti-austerity demonstration, three trade union general secretaries
reflected the feelings of the majority of trade unionists in calling for a 24-hour general strike

TUC demo 20 October 2012 placard for a 24 hour general strike , photo Becky Davis

TUC demo 20 October 2012 placard for a 24 hour general strike , photo Becky Davis


spotSavile case: How bullies and predators thrived

spotTory cuts will increase child poverty

Kick out the Con-Dems: on the TUC demo 20 October 2012, photo by Senan

Kick out the Con-Dems: on the TUC demo 20 October 2012, photo by Senan


spotGas prices – All companies join price hike

spotScores of trains cancelled in west midlands

Kick the fat cats off our railways: If ever an example is needed which demonstrates how privatisation of key public services leads to job cuts, higher prices and a worse service, look no further than the rail network

spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotSpain: Autumn heats up as general strike approaches

On 14 November a general strike called by Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Cypriot trade union federations will take place against government austerity measures – part of a “day of action and solidarity” called by the European Trade Union Confederation…

Ten million took part in a general strike in Spain 29 September 2010 that shook Spanish capitalism , photo by Sarah Wrack

Ten million took part in a general strike in Spain 29 September 2010 that shook Spanish capitalism , photo by Sarah Wrack


spotSouth African miners: the struggle continues

spotSocialist MEP obstructed by Kazakh authorities

Socialist Party (Ireland) MEP Paul Murphy has made a second attempt to organise a delegation to Kazakhstan

Socialist Party feature

spotHousing: How the market has failed

When strikes and protests won reforms: Five million people in Britain – two million households – are desperate for decent, affordable housing…

Glasgow 1915 Rent Strike, photo by Unknown

Glasgow 1915 Rent Strike, photo by Unknown


Socialist Party workplace news

spotBirmingham cuts: council workers must lead a fightback

The Labour council is cooperating with the millionaires’ government to punish the poorest and most vulnerable people

TUC demo 20 October 2012, photo by Senan

TUC demo 20 October 2012, photo by Senan


spotBirmingham council threatens 1,000 jobs … national Unison leadership responds meekly

spotTeachers at Stratford Academy strike against scandalous pay cuts

spotBromley council: Drop your plans or face a strike!

The council chamber in Bromley was so packed on 23 October that protesting council workers spilled out onto the council chamber floor, writes a Bromley council worker.

spotGlasgow Unison’s fighting strategy

spotWorkplace news in brief

No sackings!: CWU members in Coventry held a protest on 26 October against increasingly oppressive management. The bullying and unfair sackings resulted in an unofficial walkout on 25 October

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotStop cuts at Dewsbury hospital

Fight to save our NHS!: Undeterred by the biting cold, 200 protesters took to the streets of Dewsbury in West Yorkshire on Saturday 28 October

200 protestors march to stop cuts at Dewsbury hospital, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party

200 protestors march to stop cuts at Dewsbury hospital, photo Yorkshire Socialist Party


spotSouth London NHS debt funds Tories!

Two hospitals could be privatised with another losing its accident and emergency department on the orders of the South London NHS Trust (SLNT) administrator

spotEDL fails in second attempt to rally in Waltham Forest

Demo against the EDL, Waltham Forest, 27.10.12, photo by Sarah Wrack


spotRotherham workers and youth unite against the National Front

In two weeks Rotherham has seen protests by far-right groups, first the English Defence League on 13 October followed by the National Front on 27 October

spotUniversity of East London – scrap the unfair attendance policy!

spotStudent demonstration must be just the beginning

10 November 2010 saw more than 50,000 students take to the streets in protest. The government’s onslaught was just beginning

spotStop deaths in police custody

Hundreds turned out to protest against deaths in police custody on 27 October in Westminster

spotSocialism 2012 appeal

spotFBU remembers Joe Strummer

On the tenth anniversary of the national Fire Brigades Union (FBU) dispute, a benefit event will be held on Friday 16 November

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