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13 October 2021

Cynical Johnson government no friend of workers

In September the Tories briefly dipped below Labour in polls, as workers face pay restraint, soaring prices, tax hikes and shortages

13 October 2021

Workers need a pay rise

Prepare for coordinated trade union action: After a decade of austerity, followed by a devastating pandemic and with prices rising - workers are ready to struggle for a pay rise. Health unions Unison, RCN, Unite and GMB ran ballots on the 3% NHS pay offer over the summer, and all came back with a resounding rejection and a willingness to fight.

13 October 2021

Fight for the pay rise we deserve

Saviour Boris is at it again! At the Tory party conference, he criticised bosses for shortages due to failure to invest in people and pay. A sentiment that, if it stood alone, we could agree with. But

13 October 2021

News in brief

MPs list Covid failings: Workers' inquiry needed: A slow move into lockdown restrictions at the start of the pandemic, a decision to halt testing in March 2020, the disastrous privatised test-and-trace, and sending thousands of Covid-positive patients into care homes - all among the government's "big mistakes" in handling the Covid pandemic in E

13 October 2021

Social care funding needed now

The news media are keen to talk about shortages of petrol, HGV drivers, fruit pickers, etc, but they are not talking about the social care crisis caused by the shortage of carers.

13 October 2021

Build a mass working-class climate movement with socialist policies

The COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow is now only weeks away.

11 October 2021

Socialism 2021 event: 19-21 November 2021

In a world facing crisis on every front, discussion on how socialist ideas can change the world is more necessary than ever.

6 October 2021

Tories plunge millions further into poverty

6 billion has been ripped from the hands of working-class people through the removal of the 20 Universal Credit uplift

6 October 2021

Sarah Everard trial reveals police abuse of power

While the Tories talk about how murders like Sarah's should never happen again, their actions speak otherwise.

6 October 2021

Bakers' union disaffiliates from Labour

Now step up the fight for a new workers' politics

6 October 2021

Railway bosses cook the books in another capitalist market failure

In an episode of the classic Channel 4 sitcom, Father Ted claimed the money was "just 'resting' in my account" when desperately trying to explain away some financial irregularities.

6 October 2021

Capitalist climate hypocrisy

Boris Johnson and the Tories see the COP26 conference in November as an opportunity to showcase their vision for a 'Global Britain' leading the way on climate change

6 October 2021

Pay NHS and care staff to address worker shortages

Boris Johnson's suggestion of a pay rise for HGV drivers to attract more workers into this essential job is very welcome

6 October 2021

Capitalism's economic instability in the 'new normal'

Volatility in world supply chains: The recent acute shortages of energy, goods and labour in some sectors in the UK stems in large part from UK-specific capitalist failings

5 October 2021

Pandora leaks put capitalism in the dock


Expose it and fight for a socialist alternative

The explosive leaking of 6.4 million documents and 1.2 million emails showing the totally parasitic nature of capitalism and its rulers in today's world. Implicated are 35 heads of state, over 100 billionaires and 300 public officials.

29 September 2021

End profit-fuelled crisis

Queues at petrol stations, fuel bills rising, the risk of empty supermarket shelves for Christmas - all symptoms of a sick system.

29 September 2021

Workers reject 3% pay insult

The miserly 3% 'pay rise' for NHS workers is amounting to effectively nothing.

29 September 2021

More market chaos: York students given digs in Hull

Over 100 incoming University of York students have been burdened with a 72-mile round trip between the university and their accommodation

29 September 2021

Flexibility to suit workers not the bosses

'Agile working' is often described as an approach to work which entails maximum flexibility and minimum constraints

29 September 2021

Sunak's student special

A cruel cut to the loan payback threshold: In another determined effort to take money off the working class to pay for the pandemic, the government is set to slash the threshold at which students pay back their loans


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