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The Socialist issue 1032

6 March 2019

Cuts must stop - boot the Tories out

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The Socialist issue 1032

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What we think

spotNo retreats: Corbyn must stand firm against Blairites

With Jeremy Corbyn now in his fourth year of leadership of the Labour Party and the Tory government deep in crisis, no time can be lost by Corbyn and his allies in Labour’s leadership in preparation for winning a general election.

Workplace news

spotStop post-16 education cuts

University and College Union (UCU) general secretary Sally Hunt has resigned her position on health grounds.

spotInterview with a shop worker

The Socialist spoke with a shop worker and union member, Olivia, about her conditions at work.

spotMPs boost their own pay

MPs have given themselves a 2.7% pay increase. It doesn’t sound much, but for them it means a rise of over £2,000 a year – more than many members of civil servants’ union PCS take home in a month.

spotWorkplace news in brief

Workplace and trade union news in brief including Birmingham bin workers’ dispute, cleaners’ action against outsourcing and a school strike.

News

spotBoot out failing Grayling and the other Tory wreckers

What does it take before one of the most incompetent government ministers in modern times is sacked? I am of course talking about transport minister Chris Grayling.

spotSolidarity with Chris Williamson

An open letter from two Socialist Party branches (edited extract): We send Chris Williamson our solidarity against the unfounded attack on his reputation and unwarranted suspension.

spotTrade union action to end low pay now!

Poverty pay for 1.2 million public sector workers. 2.7% pay rise for MPs: More than one million public sector workers are paid less than the minimum amount needed to make ends meet, as set by the Living Wage Foundation. They calculate this as £9 an hour, or £10.55 in London.

spotA&E 4-hour waiting targets scrapped – Save our NHS!

NHS England is backing a plan to scrap four-hour A&E waiting time targets ‘within a year’.

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich and another for us including billions in profit for housebuilders and homelessness for thousands of children.

International Women’s Day 2019

spotA socialist programme to end women’s oppression

In the era of austerity and capitalist crisis, women are struggling against their oppression. Women are taking action – marching, striking, getting organised.

spotInternational Women’s Day 2019: End oppression with fight for socialism

On Friday 8 March, women and many men across the globe are striking, marching, protesting and celebrating International Women’s Day in unprecedented numbers.

Socialist history

spotLeon Trotsky’s struggle against Stalinism

Ninety years ago this January, Leon Trotsky was exiled from the Soviet Union. Joseph Stalin and his increasingly powerful bureaucracy gave the command.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSouthampton: Fight council cuts

On Wednesday 20 February, protesters gathered outside the Civic Centre in Southampton to demonstrate against another round of council cuts, and to appeal to councillors to take steps to protect school budgets.

spotCuts must stop – boot the Tories out

As the clock ticks down on Brexit, hapless prime minister Theresa May is desperately trying to resurrect her deal with EU ministers, which was heavily defeated by MPs in January.

spotWildfires hit Europe – build for 15 March student climate strikes

Fire crews were battling gorse and grass fires across England, Wales and Scotland on 26 February.

spotSwansea: Labour council tries to dodge no-cuts protest

Swansea Trade Union Council lobbied the Swansea Council budget-setting meeting on 28 February, alongside Socialist Party members and trade unionists from across the city.

spotHull: support for anti-cuts policies at Corbyn solidarity rally

80 people gathered in Victoria Square at the Hull Trade Union Council (TUC) anti-austerity rally to show their backing for Jeremy Corbyn.

spotHundreds of Tamils protest against death-threat brigadier

The case against Sri Lankan brigadier Priyanka Fernando, the war criminal who made death threats against Tamil protesters, has been adjourned to 15 March. Tamil Solidarity members organised a protest outside Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 1 March.

Opinion

spotWomen workers’ militancy during the ‘great unrest’

Townsend Productions’ new folk ballad “Rouse Ye Women” follows events in the 1910 chainmakers’ ten-week strike in Cradley Heath, the Black Country.

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including Grenfell and firefighters, Blairite traitors and hostile Tories.

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