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The Socialist issue 1002

4 July 2018

NHS: underfunded, under attack

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The Socialist issue 1002

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spotNHS: underfunded, under attack

Kick out the privatisers, tax the super-rich: Surprise, surprise. Theresa May’s so-called birthday present to the NHS – an extra £20 billion a year by 2023 – isn’t quite the generous gesture it seems

spotNHS at 70: a fight for our lives!

The NHS faces a fight for its survival, battered by austerity and privatisation – and only socialist policies can save it

spotThousands march against NHS cuts and privatisation

Thousands of NHS campaigners and workers marched through central London in defence of our health service on 30 June

spotWelsh Labour NHS hypocrisy at Tredegar rally

Speakers denounced Tory attacks on the NHS in England but glossed over Labour cuts to NHS provision in Wales

What we think

spotNSSN conference 2018

Editorial of the Socialist: Recent figures show that union membership and strikes are at historically low levels. The effect on workers is disastrous.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSocialism 2018: a weekend of discussion and debate

Join us on 10-11 November to discuss austerity, Trump, Corbyn, racism, Brexit, Marxism, trade unions, women’s liberation – and more

spotIssue 1000 extra 1,000 sales target smashed!

spotSpycops inquiry – dancing to the police’s tune

Despite being established over three years ago with a proposal to finish in 2018, the undercover policing inquiry is now scheduled to finish in 2023

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotNo to sexism! No to Trump!

spotSocial care funding crisis: no to an age levy – make the super-rich pay

We all know how desperately needed a funding solution is for social care and the NHS. But it can’t be found through ordinary people chipping in even more to pay for it

spotTories pledge three-year private tenancies: fight for rent caps and council homes

Under pressure, the Tories have promised to introduce three-year minimum tenancies. But we need real security, rent caps and a mass building programme of council housing

spotEU lets 200 refugees drown in three days

Fight for jobs, homes and services for all: Isn’t it a coincidence that none of those dying in the Mediterranean have been super-wealthy members of the elite?

spotBritish state complicit in torture and rendition: put Blair and Straw in the dock!

The Tories and Blairites must go – along with the whole rotten capitalist system which demands war for profit, and the unaccountable, repressive state which defends it

spotThem & us

It’s onw world for the super-rich and another for the rest of us. Profits for the bosses,slanders for firefighters; workers need 27% raise, bosses double wealth

spotWhat we saw

Clown signs NHS petition in Swansea

International socialist news and analysis

spot#AmazonTax shows need for socialist fighters

The betrayal of this campaign by the Democrats exposed their inability to offer any alternative to Trump

spotObrador’s crushing victory gives hope to Mexico’s poor

Mexico’s presidential election on 1 July saw the left anti-establishment candidate Amlo top the poll with 54%, crushing his establishment opponents

spot‘CAS nunca mas’: stop mass lay-offs and precarious contracts in Peru!

Precarious public sector workers in Peru are suffering an appalling attack by the neoliberal government

spotUS unions facing new challenge after Supreme Court ruling

The judgement ended the practice which allows unions to seek “fair fees” from non-union members who benefit from collective bargaining

Workplace news and analysis

spotProbation service: ‘You are not a priority’

“Is anyone being physically attacked?” Not yet. “Then you are not a priority,” say the police.

spotTreasury imposes civil service pay limit – vote Yes to strike action

Only by voting Yes in the PCS union strike ballot, closing 23 July, will the government take notice

spotBin workers take strike action after talks with Kirklees council collapse

Kirklees bin workers are striking action from 3 to 9 July against a bullying manager

spotVictory for London’s young workers in privatiser’s non-payment of ‘living wage’ scandal

Unite the Union has won a victory in its campaign to make London leisure services privatiser Greenwich Leisure Limited pay the London Living Wage to those aged 18 to 20

spotSocialist Party members have big impact as Unite conference kicks off

Socialist Party members won motions on public ownership and combating racism and the far right

spotYorkshire NSSN meeting starts coordinating struggles

The first National Shop Stewards Network meeting in Harrogate on 27 June brought together fighting trade unionists including NHS, college and rail workers

spotSwansea postal workers strike to defend colleague

Postal workers in Swansea will ballot for strikes in support of fellow Communication Workers’ Union member Rodders, sacked after being accused of not following ‘door-to-door’ unaddressed mail delivery procedure

spotNew publication: Workers’ control and workers’ management

New book by Ted Mooney, leader of the 1960 apprentices’ strike – in which 100,000 young workers took part


spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist’s editors. Austerity in schools; capitalist authoritarianism rising


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