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The Socialist issue 1008

5 September 2018

Tories out! Blairites out!

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The Socialist issue 1008

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What we think

spotUnions must lead in fight to kick Tories out

TUC congress 2018: It’s vital the unions mobilise their members now to lead the fight against the Tories – editorial of the Socialist

spotLabour: Blairite wreckers must be given the boot

For international solidarity against all oppression and racism: It could not be clearer that the pro-capitalist Labour MPs will do all they can to sabotage Corbyn’s leadership

spotTheresa May’s ‘Chequers deal’ mauled by Johnson and EU: fight for a socialist Brexit!

Not even Theresa May’s ‘dancing’ on her African travels could distract from the crisis her government faces on two fronts: from the right-populist Tory Brexiteers, and the European Union itself

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotFight racism, fight capitalism!

For a united movement to demand jobs, homes and services for all: More and more young people are getting involved in campaigns to fight against racism. Why does racism exist and how we can fight it?

spotLegal Costs Fund Appeal launched for former Derby TUSC election agent

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition has launched an appeal to help meet the legal costs of Chris Fernandez

spotBirmingham Socialist sales success

The sales drive for the 1000th issue of the Socialist encouraged our members to go out onto the streets every week to sell the paper and talk to the people in our community

spotObituary: Stan Herschel

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotTory and Blairite racist policy is behind Windrush fatality

Unions must lead fight against racism: The inquest into the death of Dexter Bristol, a victim of the Windrush generation scandal, has revealed another sorry face of the ‘hostile environment’ that faces migrant workers

spotSelf-harm soars among young: fight the mental health crisis

22% of 14-year-old girls are self-harming. They are more than twice as likely as boys – themselves at an unacceptable 9%

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another for the rest of us. Lehman Brothers blow-out v workers’ debt pile-up; golden chicken wings v McDonald’s ads for kids

spotCapitalism in crisis: news in brief

Short news reports. Bezos wants workers “terrified”; Izzard booted off Labour NEC.

spotWhat we heard

Hark at this! May’s Mandela mess; farewell, Frank Field!

PCS union

spotPCS union: build the fight for a pay rise and against austerity – re-elect Chris Baugh

Chris, assistant general secretary of the PCS, speaks to the Socialist (personal capacity) about the challenges currently facing the union and the wider labour movement

spotDWP: PCS union builds fightback on pay

Management didn’t even write to the Treasury to make a case for much-needed extra money to fund a pay rise

spotPCS members in Land Registry demand 6% pay rise

PCS union members in HM Land Registry have lodged a 6% pay increase claim with management

International socialist news and analysis

spotGermany: violent attacks in Chemnitz – how can the far right be stopped?

The trade unions and Left Party must finally take an active part in the struggle against the far right

Workplace news and analysis

spotShop workers hungry for £10 an hour now and an end to zero-hour contracts

I work as an assistant manager in a high street retail chain and one of the most regular complaints I get from my staff is that they are hungry

spotGuards continue fight against driver-only operation following Merseyrail victory

RMT union strikers on Merseyrail have beaten attempts to remove the safety-critical role of the train guard. The struggle goes on across other railways

spotHigher education ballot: vote Yes and strike for pay and equality!

The University and College Union demands a pay increase of 7.5% and action to tackle casualisation, the gender pay gap and excessive workloads

spotHousing workers walkout forces improved pay deal

spotLiebherr Sunderland strike continues

Managers have clearly been attempting to intimidate the workers on the picket line by taking photos of the strikers


spotA day in the life of a carer: “I am having trouble feeding my children on my wages”

There is only so much neglect or trauma that one person can witness before it becomes demoralising and depression sets in.

spotThe Socialist inbox

Letters to the editors: Do you have something to say? Unions work; workers’ rights; shareholder revolts.

spotGDPR data laws: Punishing workers for human mistakes

“My fear that many workers will be disciplined for making ordinary mistakes with no malice is beginning to be borne out”


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