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21 April 2021

Covid and precarious workers - union organisation vital

The Trades Union Congress confederation has produced hard facts showing what the Socialist has long argued: namely, that workers on zero-hour contracts and in other precarious jobs are twice as likely to have died from Covid-19 compared to other, more secure, occupations.

21 April 2021

News in brief

Spycops inquiry - end political policing: The Undercover Policing Inquiry is set to resume between 21 April and 14 May. It is set to further expose police spying on left-wing political activists. This second round of hearings will cover the activity

14 April 2021

Covid inquiry? Workers must decide

Put Tories and capitalism in the dock: Boris Johnson has presided over a coronavirus catastrophe that has left over 127,000 people dead

14 April 2021

NHS pay: reject Tories' miserly 1% 'offer' - Fight for full 15% rise

The 1% increase is effectively a pay cut.

14 April 2021

'Covid passports' discriminatory and questionable - fight for workplace safety

The government hasn't yet clarified how 'passports' would work, but the dangers are apparent.

14 April 2021

Support the Broad Left Network for a democratic, fighting union leadership

The ballot for PCS president and NEC opens on 22 April

14 April 2021

Tensions escalate in Northern Ireland

Images of young people rioting in Belfast and elsewhere, countered by police using water cannon, conjured up scenes from the period of the 'Troubles'

14 April 2021

How to deal with the tax-dodging mega-rich? Nationalise!

Global media company Forbes recently published its 'World's Billionaires List'. When compared with Unicef's prediction that 140 million children will fall below the poverty line as a result of the

14 April 2021

Amazon - union vote lost

Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, lost an attempt to unionise their workplace. This disappointing ballot result is understandable given the vicious anti-union campaign waged by Amazon chiefs, and the

14 April 2021

Tory hypocrisy over housing benefit cut

Tory MPs have claimed 3 million in housing rent payments at the same time as voting to effectively cut housing benefit for low-income households in the private rental sector.

14 April 2021

US cops shoot dead another black man

Incredibly, in the middle of the trial of white cop Derek Chauvin, accused of murdering unarmed black man George Floyd, a Minnesota white cop shot dead 20-year-old black motorist Duante Wright, who had been stopped for a traffic violation.

7 April 2021

Sexism in education: It shouldn't be like this!

The posts on the website 'Everyone's Invited' are shocking and heartbreaking.

7 April 2021

Elect a socialist leadership to fight for national action and a united campaign

This year's elections for the executive of the biggest education union, the NEU, come at an important time for educators.

7 April 2021

Racism exists! Unite to fight all inequality

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities concluded that claims of institutional racism are "not borne out"

7 April 2021

Pay NHS staff 15%


Vote socialist on 6 May
100,000 nurses could quit the NHS. Yet the government offers only an insulting 1% pay deal. The health unions, supported by the wider trade union movement, must call a national demonstration - to prepare for strike action if necessary.

7 April 2021

Childcare in crisis: A socialist solution

Over the last year, Covid-19 has magnified the vast deep-rooted inequalities in the capitalist system. One problem which has been felt most acutely by working women is that of childcare.

7 April 2021

GMB general secretary election: A fighting, socialist leadership needed

The GMB general trade union has begun the election process for a new general secretary. It is a year since the toxic environment around previous general secretary Tim Roach was exposed, and it is no accident

7 April 2021

Report condones vigil police violence - democratic community control a necessity

On 13 March, Socialist Party members were among the thousands who participated in a respectful but determined act of mass defiance following the ban on the vigil for Sarah Everard

7 April 2021

Low-paid workers shouldn't pay for Covid crisis

On 1 April the minimum wage was increased from 8.71 to 8.91 an hour for those aged 23 and over. For low-paid workers this was welcome news. However, for myself and fellow furloughed workers this wasn't

7 April 2021

Pimlico Academy protests: "Run by racists for profit"

Anger has been growing in schools for a long time. Decades of underfunding, increasing class sizes and growing pressure around exam results have created schools which feel more like exam factories then


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