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The Socialist issue 1148

22 September 2021

Working class under attack

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The Socialist issue 1148

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What we think

spotWorkers’ politics won’t come from Labour

News

spotWorking class under attack

spotNHS workers reject 3% insult

spotEnergy market chaos makes the case for nationalisation

spotTory cuts to Universal Credit: we need a union fightback

spotInterview: Bakers’ union to vote on Labour disaffiliation

spotTax fraud could be over £20 billion annually

spotLife expectancy falls – a condemnation of capitalism

Feature

spotSocialists and the four-day week

Occupy

spot10 years since Occupy

Workplace news

spotEnd the teaching workload crisis

spotMOJ pay deal accepted – we demand 10%

PCS members in the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) have just voted to accept a deal recommended by the leadership which trades conditions for pay

spotWorkers at 13 colleges to strike over pay

spotNew strike dates in EMR guards dispute

RMT East Midlands Railway train guards have started a new series of strikes in their long-running dispute about pay cuts for new staff and safety concerns

spotStop press: Sparks walk out

spotOaks Park strikers call eleven days’ more action

International

spotGerman general election

Campaigns

spotUnemployment, low pay, rip-off uni fees, climate change… Join the fight for Socialism

This generation of young people is going to be worse off than our parents. In workplaces, young people are facing brutal and continuous attacks on our pay, terms and conditions. On the campuses, students are facing extortionate tuition fees and rent, course closures and a future wracked with debt. The immediate future for the young working class is looking progressively bleaker. And this is dependent on whether we actually have a future – something which is increasingly called into question with the climate crisis now well and truly upon us!

spotYorkshire Youth Fight for Jobs relaunched

spotW Sussex ‘disability tax’ – protest not going away

Warrior Carers protested outside West Sussex County Hall on 15 September. We were protesting about the unfair client contribution, also known as the ‘disability tax’.

spotFighting evictions in Cornwall

spotLeeds taxi drivers and disabled passengers unite to fight station changes

spotSocialist Students: Youth lit up when they saw us

Socialist Students have received an enthusiastic response from students at Birmingham City University and its neighbouring colleges

spotYork: Non-binary and trans rights protest

Readers’ opinion

spotTV Review – Help: Heart-wrenching portrayal of Covid care home crisis

‘Help’ is a heart-wrenching story of a care home in Liverpool for people with dementia. When the Covid-19 crisis hits the home, the main protagonist, Sarah, is faced with loss, pressure and difficult

spotGleision mine deaths: Still fighting for justice

South Wales thought the days of mining tragedies were in the past. The death toll during almost two centuries of mining is over 6,000, even more when Aberfan is included. Ten years ago, in September 2011,

spotCorbyn had a social care plan

spotWho pays for the climate crisis?

spotFamine in Madagascar

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