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The Socialist issue 848

18 March 2015

Fight for £10 an hour!

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The Socialist issue 848

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotFight for £10 an hour now!

Osborne’s 20p insult to low paid: A 20p an hour pay rise – so much then for the government’s “giveaway” pre-election budget! What an insult to the lowest paid – a paltry rise in the minimum wage from £6.50 to £6.70 an hour, by next October. And 18-20 year olds will only be entitled to an unbelievably low minimum of £5.30 an hour.

spotUkip: a party of the bosses, for the bosses

Channel 4 TV recently raised the prospect of a general election victory for Ukip in its ‘mockumentary’ – Ukip: The First 100 Days. An unlikely outcome this May, however, Ukip could win up to 16 MPs as the support for the traditional parties begins to crumble

spotPM supports wealthy bigot

spotThem & Us

Elections 2015

spotUse your vote to hit the 1%

Build the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: The general election is taking place in less than eight weeks’ time, yet half of voters do not yet know who they are going to vote for, writes Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary.

spotCouncillors do have a choice over cuts

Just weeks from the elections in May, as councillors and MPs prepare their smiles for the cameras, council budget cuts are hammering away at communities and council workers, leaving them struggling under the impact of austerity

spot‘I can be a voice for youth and the Somali community’

International socialist news and analysis

spotFight gender, caste and class oppression!

Review: India’s daughter: Isai Priya, a Tamil activist and Socialist Party member, reviews BBC documentary India’s Daughter

Socialist Party workplace news

spotWe need a fighting, democratic union

Unison recall conference: For only the second time in its history, the Unison union has convened a special delegate recall conference

spotNorthern Ireland: Workers strike back

Friday 13 March saw tens of thousands of workers in education, health, civil services and, importantly, public transport, take part in coordinated strike action against a Stormont austerity agenda, writes Kevin Henry.

spotRevealed: Tesco’s plotting against Doncaster drivers

spotEssex: nine day fire control strike

spotMidlands NSSN: Building the rank and file fightback

spotSocialist elected to Unite executive council

Socialist Party member Suzanne Muna, secretary of the Housing Workers branch, and a United Left candidate, has been elected unopposed to represent the London and Eastern region on Unite’s executive council

spotBus drivers ballot against pay robbery

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSocialist Party fortnight of action 21 March – 4 April

A guide to fundraising and sales of the Socialist: Selling the Socialist and raising Fighting Fund is always at the forefront of our party branch activities, writes Val O’Flynn, Socialist Party Grimsby.

spotSchool students inspired by struggle

Helen Pattison interviews Luke, a sixth former fighting privately run ‘academies’ in Lewisham, south London, and reports from an angry school hustings in Enfield, north London

spotGoing to Hull in a handbasket

spotA parting of the ways with Solidarity

spotSocialist Party general election appeal 2015

“I have recently retired and am donating a part of my pension lump sum. I can’t think of a better cause to donate to, and wish all socialist candidates as much success as possible in the forthcoming elections.”

spotCampaigns news in brief

NHS bullying: Worcestershire campaign Betrayed By Their Trust (BBTT) aims to make NHS managers accountable for abusive behaviour which is wrecking the lives and careers of workers

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotHow can civil liberties be protected?

Paul Heron reviews ‘On Liberty’ by Shami Chakrabati

spotManchester: Labour cuts hit rough sleepers


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