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The Socialist issue 1106

21 October 2020

Health before profit - work or full pay

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The Socialist issue 1106

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Lockdown

spotHealth before profit – Work or full pay

spotWales ‘firebreak’ lockdown fails to protect workers

spotLiverpool lockdown: suspicion and anger

spotNewcastle lockdown: stress and breakdowns

After the initial shock wore off, my family settled into a routine. We argued a lot. There was a cycle of us taking turns having mental breakdowns.

spotLeicester lockdown: disillusionment and anger

Leicester has been under some form of lockdown since March. We were the first city to go into local lockdown

Unison

spotWhy the Socialist Party is backing Hugo Pierre for Unison general secretary

International

spotNigeria protests: ‘This movement needs to fight the whole rotten capitalist system’

News has emerged from Nigeria of a massacre of unarmed protesters by the military at the Lekki toll plaza in Lagos

spotHorrific murder in Paris: fight intolerance and racism!

spotSouth Africa: Mass day of action for permanent jobs and a living wage

News

spotTories reduce winter homeless funding: reverse the cuts,use the empty homes!

spotWorld capitalism’s terrified strategists abandon austerity – for now

Coronavirus

spotTest and Trace U-turn on stopping local case reporting

spotOxbridge gets private Covid tests: pool resources to test us all!

spotMillennials disillusioned with ‘democracy’

spotUnder the microscope

Workplace

spotRMT: Programme to fight redundancies and cuts

spotAction on Covid transmission in schools now

spotFCC dismiss Unison activist Tony Smith

spotOptare workers strike over pay broken ‘promise’

Unite members at bus manufacturer Optare, in Sherburn in Elmet, on the outskirts of Leeds, took the first strike in a series of discontinuous 48-hour strikes starting on 15 October, alongside a continuous overtime ban.

spotSolidarity with Deliveroo Couriers in York

Campaigns

spotNHS workers

For a 15% pay rise – For a fully funded NHS: Failed by a Covid testing catastrophe. Left to face the pandemic in underfunded, understaffed hospitals. NHS staff have been handed a real-terms pay cut

spotStudents: Give us our money back

spotFight for your future at the online rally

Youth unemployment has reached 13%. On 25 October, students and young workers will be come together from across the country in an online rally hosted by Young Socialists and Socialist Students

spotSouthampton: Coxford community condemns racist attack

spotSocialism 2020: Will you help our finance appeal?

spotSelling the Socialist: increase in NHS anger

On 17 October, the Socialist Party brought two campaign stalls to campaign to end hospital parking charges

spotTruth about Zane: Cover-up Tories crack

spotKent: Chaotic privatised asylum process

spotTeignmouth hospital closure threat … again!

Teignmouth Hospital was the first hospital to be rebuilt by the NHS, in 1954. Over the years, local residents have raised millions to buy equipment and beds, and refurbish large parts of it.

Readers’ opinion

spotBooks that inspired me: For Whom the Bell Tolls

“I have fought for what I believe in for a year now. If we win here we will win everywhere. The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”

spotBeware the billionaires bearing gifts

spotDisabled students let down by “rotten education system”

The UK’s capitalist university system is rotten to the core. Universities’ prime aim is not to provide education for students – but to generate income for their vice chancellors and management

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