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The Socialist issue 759

3 April 2013

April 2013: Tory cuts blitz

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The Socialist issue 759

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotApril 2013: TORY CUTS BLITZ

We must stop them!: The axe is about to be wielded again and this time it is a huge one. ‘Black April’ will see a further round of savage austerity, which will alter the very fabric of life, writes Peter Taaffe

Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny

Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny


spotPCS: Striking against Con-Dem attacks

Build for joint action against austerity: The strike on 20 March was excellent, with an impressive turnout of PCS members. PCS vice president John McInally spoke to the Socialist about the next steps in the dispute

PCS strike on budget day, 20 March 2013 with NSSN 24 hour general strike placard, photo Paul Mattsson

PCS strike on budget day, 20 March 2013 with NSSN 24 hour general strike placard, photo Paul Mattsson


spotCall for national strike narrowly defeated at NUT conference

Joint teachers’ strike starts in north west on 27 June:NUT conference voted to back the priority motion on “Protecting Teachers, Defending Education”, thus endorsing the plan of action agreed with the other main teaching union, NASUWT

Tower Hamlets NUT joint strike action with Unison 31/3/11, photo by N Byron

Tower Hamlets NUT joint strike action with Unison 31/3/11, photo by N Byron


spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotCyprus: Working people must not pay for crisis of euro and capitalism

Niall Mulholland spoke with Athina Kariati from New Internationalist Left (CWI in Cyprus) about Cyprus’s deal with the Troika, what it will mean for working people and what is the socialist solution to the crisis

Cyprus workers protest against the Cypriot government's deal with the Troika - the IMF, Central bank and the EU, photo AFPTV J. Massad

Cyprus workers protest against the Cypriot government’s deal with the Troika – the IMF, Central bank and the EU, photo AFPTV J. Massad


Socialist Party feature

spotAbolition of Agricultural Wages Board will result in increased rural poverty

The government is set to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) for agricultural workers in England and Wales in October…

Socialist Party workplace news

spotDefend Crown post offices

On 30 April around 15 pickets assembled outside St Johns Centre crown post office in Leeds as Communication Workers Union (CWU) members took strike action over plans to close or franchise 76 offices across the country

spotTeaching Assistants strike for agreed pay level

Strike at Horizon and Downsview special needs schools, 26.3.13, photo .

Strike at Horizon and Downsview special needs schools, 26.3.13, photo .


spotWorkplace News in brief

Thera East Midlands: Joe Warner, the (now former) managing director of Thera East Midlands has resigned. Unison members who are in dispute with the company had been wondering where he was!

Fighting the Bedroom Tax

spotOver 5,000 march in Glasgow against the Bedroom Tax

Over 5,000 people from across west Scotland and beyond marched in Glasgow on Saturday 30 March against the bedroom tax but also against the impact of savage austerity in all its forms, writes Matt Dobson, Socialist Party Scotland.

Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny

Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny


spotAnti-cuts Warrington councillor supports Bedroom Tax protest

spotOpposing the Bedroom Tax in Leeds


spotFight to scrap the bedroom tax is underway in Swansea

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSussex University: occupation over but campaign continues

After nearly two months, the student occupation at Sussex University has ended in eviction by police at the request of university management, writes Jack Poole, Brighton Socialist Party.

National Demo against Sussex University Privatisation, photo by Serena Chung

National Demo against Sussex University Privatisation, photo by Serena Chung


spotLakanal fire: Action needed to prevent a repeat tragedy

spotWorkfare and the Labour Party: ‘A less than stellar party’

Like many people I was astounded by the Parliamentary Labour Party abstention on the emergency legislation enacted to undo the legal victory won by Cait Reilly and Jamieson Wilson against forced workfare, writes Nancy Taaffe

spotTUSC Mary4Mayor campaign launched in Doncaster

It was not the easiest week to start the Mary4Mayor election campaign with snow and freezing temperatures and the Easter holidays, writes Alistair Tice, Yorkshire Socialist Party.

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, addresses the Trade Unionists and Socialist Coalition in Doncaster for Mary Jackson, photo by A Tice

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, addresses the Trade Unionists and Socialist Coalition in Doncaster for Mary Jackson, photo by A Tice


spotSick Of Your Boss: young people in work – your stories

I’m a first-year student midwife at a Birmingham NHS trust. I was well aware of the realities of the job before I started the course, from the grave responsibility of ensuring mother and baby are alive and well, to dealing with abusive families and social services matters, to coming home drenched in all manner of bodily fluids.

spotInterview: Wirral Youth Theatre cuts

spot“Is green growth possible?” debated

spotDon’t miss May Day greetings deadline!

spotFirst quarter fighting fund target smashed

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