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The Socialist issue 1114

16 December 2020

Unemployment and Covid rising - The crisis is not over - Fight for jobs and safety

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The Socialist issue 1114

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spotUnemployment and Covid rising – the crisis is not over – Fight for jobs and safety

The beginning of a mass vaccination programme has raised hopes of an end to the Covid crisis.

spotMass testing – we need trade union oversight and full pay for all

spotFight for NHS pay and funding

spotRich countries hoarding vaccine is danger to us all

spotNo to Tories’ new anti-protest law

spotMaternity unit deaths – democratic, public ownership needed

The recently published Ockenden report into the deaths and serious injuries of mothers and babies at the maternity units in Shropshire and Telford Hospital NHS Trust exposes a very dark side of the lack of accountability in the NHS

spotMet police investigate British mercenary war crimes against Tamils

spotNo surprise, poverty is rising


spotCancel exams for class of Covid

spotWelsh schools close for safety after union pressure

spotEffective testing and properly funded safety plan needed in schools

spotEast London shows the way: strikes are how to fight for state education

Two strikes in Newham, east London have the future of publicly owned and run education at their heart

spotDetermined strikers at Leaways school

Workplace News

spotOpenreach and EE: Massive vote for action

Openreach and EE (now owned by BT) CWU members have retuned a massive 97.9% ‘yes’ vote on a 74% turnout in a consultative ballot on whether they wish to take industrial action against compulsory redundancies, site closures, reduction of terms and conditions, and a race to the bottom.

spotPCS union conference stripped of powers by NEC

spotUnite launch ballot over sacked London bus rep

Unite the union is running a consultative ballot on 16-17 December to launch the campaign to get Judith Katera reinstated

spotChristmas redundancy shock at L&Q housing association

Workers at highly profitable housing association L&Q were shocked to be told of major restructuring and the threat of large-scale redundancies.

spotStop ‘fire and rehire’ at British Gas

New Technology

spotCan green technology and AI save capitalism?


spot‘Socialism – Utopian and Scientific’ by Engels

In the fourth article in our series marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich Engels, Ross Saunders looks at one of Engels’ best known work.

Reports & campaigns

spotProtests in solidarity with Indian farmers

spotBook: The national question – a Marxist approach

90 socialists from Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland, and even from as far afield as the US, attended an online book launch public meeting organised by Socialist Party Scotland on 10 December.

spotSchool boy assaulted by police in Tottenham

People woke up to a horrific video on Friday 11 December. It was of a 16 year old black boy in his school uniform, being assaulted by a police officer in Tottenham, north London. A protest was quickly

spotTUSC relaunch in the north west

spotProtest against immigration enforcement centre in Newham

spotTremendous fighting fund reflects confidence

Socialist Party members and supporters have done brilliant work over the whole of 2020 in making sure we smashed through our fighting fund target for the year


spotQuiz 2020


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