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The Socialist issue 986

14 March 2018

Determined UCU strikers; We're out to win

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The Socialist issue 986

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UCU strike

spotDetermined UCU strikers: We’re out to win!

With a storm of protest on social media overnight and remarkable scenes on angry picket lines and massive protests, University and College Union members around the country have ensured no backtracking in their struggle to defend their pensions.

Message from Sheffield University - UCU reject the deal, no sell-out., photo Alistair Tice


spotUCU strike continues: set dates for next national action

Socialist Party Congress 2018

spotSocialist Party congress 2018

The Socialist Party’s national congress 2018 took place in London on 10 and 11 March, attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as from Socialist Party Scotland

International socialist news and analysis

spotItalian elections create huge political shake-up

The 4 March general election has caused the biggest shake-up of the Italian political landscape in over 20 years. Not since the ‘clean hands’ corruption scandal of the early 1990s have the establishment parties been so severely wounded

spotSpain: millions on streets against sexism and capitalist oppression

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotSpring Statement 2018: Tory austerity staggers on despite economic and political weakness

Chancellor Philip Hammond betrayed no sign that the agony wracking austerity Britain even crossed his mind

spotProfits up Wages down

spotSainsbury’s raise really a cut: fight for £10 with no strings!

Supermarket Sainsbury’s announced on 6 March that it will increase the wages of its 130,000 store workers.

spotZero new homes ‘affordable’ in Blairite Manchester

A damning, yet unsurprising, February housing report reveals that zero affordable housing has been built in Manchester city centre in two years.

spotWhat we saw

The Mexican communist and artist Frida Kahlo is to be immortalised as… a Barbie doll. This farcical, tone-deaf plan is part of US multinational Mattel’s ‘celebration’ of International Women’s Day.

Iraq War

spot15 years since the invasion of Iraq: what we said

Here we reproduce word-for-word the editorial from the issue of the Socialist printed on 28 March 2003, the issue of our weekly paper that came out directly after US and UK troops were sent into Iraq

Socialist Party workplace news

spotWoolwich ferry workers win automation campaign

The delivery of new, hybrid boats will make a number of jobs on the ferry no longer necessary

spotLeaked pay deal: fight for a genuine pay rise

spotWe feel that we will win – a striker speaks

3 March was our sixteenth strike day in a year-long dispute over the introduction of driver-only operated trains on the Merseyrail network

spotWorkplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Hinkley sit-in victory and Newham academies battle

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotContinuing the fighting tradition of working class women

Reports of Socialist Party International Women’s Day meetings in the West Midlands

spotSeeing-off the bigoted, billionaire toff!

spotDerby public meeting: Women’s Lives Matter

Derby’s Women’s Lives Matter meeting was poignant in many respects.

spotSwansea Labour council votes for cuts

Swansea’s Labour-controlled council has passed a £28 million cuts budget for 2018-19, as well as voting through projected cuts of a further £70 million over the next three years.

spotCampaigners continue to demand Chorley A&E is fully reopened

There was a great turnout on Saturday 10 March when over 200 people rallied in support of the community based campaign to demand the full re-opening of Chorley and South Ribble A&E department.

spotLeicester: Blairites block Labour Party democracy

spotMembers dig deep into their pockets to support the party

Building Fund appeal: The Socialist Party is being evicted from the rented offices in London which serve as our national headquarters. We urgently need to raise funds to find new premises.

Socialist Party comments and reviews

spotInternational Women’s Day

The Socialist Inbox: International Women’s Day letters to the Socialist’s editors.

spotGripping spy thriller exposes hypocrisy of Falklands/Malvinas war

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