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The Socialist issue 786

30 October 2013

Striking back!

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The Socialist issue 786

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotStriking back!

Hundreds of thousands of workers in Higher Education and the fire, post and probation services are preparing to take strike action. This proves to the bosses and their Con-Dem government that the battle against their cuts is continuing.

Postal workers join university staff, firefighters and probation officers preparing to take strike action, photo Paul Mattsson

Postal workers join university staff, firefighters and probation officers preparing to take strike action, photo Paul Mattsson


spotTrade unions must learn lessons from Grangemouth setback

Unite protest, photo P Mattsson


spotOngoing US spying row reveals new tensions between imperialist powers

Widespread anger across the world and embarrassment in Washington greeted the news that the US security services and those of its closest allies, particularly Britain, have been spying both on their supposed allies and tens of millions of ordinary people around the world.

spotStop rip-off energy prices

I hate SSE because of a boiler not installed when promised, leaving my family, including two young children, without hot water for four weeks this summer, writes Ronnie Job

spotThem & Us

Most workers given a P45 are lucky to get a week’s statutory redundancy pay for every year employed. But not if you’re an MP who was given the elbow in the last cabinet reshuffle

International socialist news and analysis

spotBrazil: “Rio, a showcase for the world”

Contradictions between prosperous Brazil and precarious conditions bring potential for struggle: After the massive mobilisations that took place all over Brazil in June, the struggles did not cease

Brazilians in London protest on 13 June 2013 in support of the struggles in Brazil, photo H Pattison

Brazilians in London protest on 13 June 2013 in support of the struggles in Brazil, photo H Pattison


spotIreland: Victimising the vulnerable

It has been a terrible week for social protection in Ireland. This Social Welfare Bill and the budget make swinging economic attacks

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotZero-hour contracts can be beaten!

The CBI, the organisation representing Britain’s bosses, touts zero-hour contracts as the solution to the youth unemployment crisis

Jarrow March 2011: Jarrow March for Jobs arrives in London, photo Paul Mattsson

Jarrow March 2011: Jarrow March for Jobs arrives in London, photo Paul Mattsson


spotMental health services – fighting privatisation in Salford

Linking unionised staff, carers and service user groups produced a formidable force that stopped privatisation

spotBuilding the fightback – building the Socialist Party

Southampton Socialist Party held a meeting as a follow on to our ‘join the socialists’ stall of the previous weekend.

spotSupport the Socialism 2013 appeal

Socialist Party feature

spot20 years of privatised train robbery

November marks 20 years since John Major’s Tory government gave the go-ahead to splitting up and selling off British Rail

RMT lobby against privatisation on the railways, photo Paul Mattsson

RMT lobby against privatisation on the railways, photo Paul Mattsson


Socialist Party workplace news

spotTeachers: no national action this term

After three well-supported joint regional strikes by the NASUWT and NUT unions, teachers were expecting the NUT executive to confirm the promised date for action in November

Teachers strike and march in Bristol 17 October 2013 as part of selective action by the NUT and NASUWT, photo Matt Carey

Teachers strike and march in Bristol 17 October 2013 as part of selective action by the NUT and NASUWT, photo Matt Carey


spotUniversity workers fight back

31 October will be a day of coordinated strike action by UCU, Unison and Unite members working in universities

spotProbation workers strike against privatisation

spotNo offshoring Shared Services!

spotWorkplace news in brief

Socialist Party NHS campaigning

spotBail out hospitals, not bankers!

Simon Stevens was an adviser to former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair on beginning the privatisation process in the NHS

Demonstration against NHS cuts at Whipps Cross hospital, East London 21 September 2013, photo Paul Mattsson

Demonstration against NHS cuts at Whipps Cross hospital, East London 21 September 2013, photo Paul Mattsson


spotWaltham Forest Unison Health meeting

spotCampaign launched against downbanding in Swindon

A big dispute has developed at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, the biggest hospital in Wiltshire

spotAttacks on NHS pay will damage services

Like many employees of the NHS, I reacted with horror when I heard of Jeremy Hunt’s plans to scrap our promised 1% pay rise and use the money to restructure our pay, writes a Unison health member in Salford.

Readers’ reviews and comments

spotSexism in the music industry exposed

Slutwalk London 22 September 2012, photo Paul Mattsson

Slutwalk London 22 September 2012, photo Paul Mattsson


spotTV Review: Brand new revolution?

In between the quick jibes and quite cleverly worked silliness, Russell Brand unleashed an absolutely damning indictment of capitalism

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