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The Socialist issue 957

26 July 2017

Barts health strike: Low pay, no way!

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The Socialist issue 957

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What we think

spotRight wing attempts to use single market against Corbyn

Socialist Party workplace news

spotBarts health strike: Low pay, no way!

Serco strikers in Barts health trust in east London have led a magnificent fight so far! And they have started a further 14-day strike

spotBirmingham bin workers stand firm

Birmingham Labour council is playing dirty in the ongoing bin dispute to defend 113 threatened jobs now that the action is beginning to bite

spotBron Afon workers strike against £3,000 pay cut

Support workers for Bron Afon housing association in Cwmbran, south Wales, have taken their third day of strike action against a £3,000 annual pay cut imposed by management on the staff in the Supported Living Team.

spotCourt victory for PCS and all trade unions

A High Court ruling that stated it was “unlawful” for the government to exclude the PCS union from negotiations

spotTesco’s 10% pay increase accompanied by cuts and job losses

Tesco called it its “biggest ever pay award”

spotMears workers escalate action to all-out strike

Unite members at Mears have been on strike for 3 days a week since 15 May

spotWorkers’ campaign underway to stop ward closure

The staff understand that the fightback can only come from us, and by taking the campaign out into the community.

spotWorkplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a job centre walkout in Sheffield and the UCU banned from a meeting in Teesside.

International socialist news and analysis

spotBuilding workers’ struggle and the forces of international socialism

The Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI – the socialist international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) recently convened its international summer school in Barcelona with Izquierda Revolucionaria (IR) and members from its sections in Spain, Mexico and Venezuela.

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotAbolish tuition fees and student debt!

Jeremy Corbyn’s election pledge to abolish tuition fees, with the bold promise that this would be fast-tracked to come into effect from September, was one of the most attractive and popular offers in Labour’s manifesto

spotEducation cuts: Tories buckling under public pressure

The pressure of the growing campaign against education cuts is starting to have an effect on the government

On the joint Junior doctors and teachers demonstration 26-4-16, photo by Paul Mattsson

spotBBC yawning pay gaps revealed

The BBC has been made to reveal all its staff earning over £150,000 a year. The announcement made front page news in most papers, revealing some eye-watering pay

spotHomelessness and evictions soar under the Tories

120,000 children are currently in temporary accommodation according to the Local Government Association (LGA)

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including bosses’ profit, unpaid overtime, shrinking retail products and life expectancy.

Art and the Russian revolution

spotRussia 1917: how art helped make the revolution

Revolution in Russia swept away the dictatorial rule of the Tsar in February 1917. Then in October, led by the Bolshevik Party, a second revolution set up the world’s first workers’ state

Young Socialists

spotYoung people…fight for a future, fight for socialist policies

Young people in the UK have faced brutal attacks from successive governments on our living standards and our futures.

Grenfell Tower

spotGrenfell survivors tell Tories: “Step down and resign”

Hundreds of local residents, with supporters and campaigners, lobbied Kensington and Chelsea council on 19 July

spotVigil for Grenfell

Hundreds of people attended the vigil for Grenfell, in west London to mark four weeks on from the terrible fire

spotTenants’ meeting reveals huge anger

“Housing policy only benefits property developers and landlords”

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotCorbyn visits Southampton on marginal seat tour

spotHuddersfield A&E closure referred to Jeremy Hunt

On 21 July, the greater Huddersfield and Calderdale Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (JHSC) referred the decision close the A&E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and to downgrade the hospital to the health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

spotFrom Militant to the Socialist Party – what you thought

On 4 July Birmingham South East Socialist Party branch discussed the new book From Militant to the Socialist Party by Peter Taaffe.

spotSocialist sales at Salford station

spotStreet cleaners support the Birmingham bin strike

As part of our Saturday stall campaigning on 22 July, Socialist Party members in Birmingham gave out leaflets to raise support for striking Birmingham refuse workers.

spot‘Freedom riders’ lobby against violent policing

Pensioners and disabled people from South Yorkshire Freedom Riders are to travel by coach to York on 31 July to lobby a police misconduct hearing

spotCouncil meeting abandoned after undercover policing protest

The mayor of Peterborough postponed a council meeting due to protests in the public gallery against Tory councillor Andy Coles

spotEducation cuts forced back in Hackney

spotSouthampton councillors faced with angry anti-cuts campaigners

Southampton city councillors faced a lot of angry people on 19 July at their full council meeting

spotPlans to bring A-levels back to Knowsley abandoned

Education chiefs have abandoned plans to bring back A-level provision into the borough of Knowsley, Liverpool


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