Reports and campaigns

13 June 2018

4,000 Rolls-Royce jobs at risk

Press leaks suggest Rolls-Royce in Derby is set to announce another 4,000 job losses. Immediate meetings of the entire workforce should be organised to discuss how to fight the proposed losses.

13 June 2018

Help to sell the Socialist

For approaching 1,000 issues over 21 years, the Socialist has provided the most consistent analysis of events in Britain and internationally, reporting on the many struggles of workers and young people

13 June 2018

Civil service pay strike ballot: vote yes!

Interview with PCS assistant general secretary Chris Baugh: After years of real-terms pay cuts, the PCS is balloting to strike for a fully funded, above-inflation increase.

13 June 2018

Health unions accept divisive NHS pay deal - but fightback could have won much more

The 87% strong GMB vote to reject, shows what could have been achieved

13 June 2018

Build an anti-racist workers' movement

15,000 on far-right march: It is time for the left unions to act.

13 June 2018

In the words of Amber Rudd, "no one died at Orgreave"

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign organises a march every year to commemorate what happened there and demand a public inquiry - join us for the 2018 march

13 June 2018

Sheffield Labour council "happy" to jail trees protesters

Since the new year there have been over 20 arrests of campaigners fighting privatisation-driven tree felling, for more and more farcical reasons

13 June 2018

Don't delay, buy issue 1000 today

Stoke Socialist Party will be asking people if they want to pay for their copy of issue 1000 now and they will deliver it to them in that week.

13 June 2018

Vote Mike Rolfe for Napo general secretary

Napo is struggling to make a significant difference to the working lives of members. In five years, the incumbent, Ian Lawrence, has been unable to stop a decline in membership, and it is time for him to step aside.

13 June 2018

Housing strike against individualised pay enters week two

Tower Hamlets Community Housing workers are in their second week of strike action organised by public service union Unison. Their new pay structure is not negotiated with the unions, but based on 'market testing'.

13 June 2018

Transport for London to lose central grant: bus workers must prep for action

By 2020 there will be nil central government funding to Transport for London. To fight the cuts we need to use every means we can, including preparing for industrial action by bus workers across London, and coordinated action with other TfL unions.

13 June 2018

NHS workers plan coordinated strikes across West Yorks against outsourcing

Four Yorkshire branches of health union Unison are balloting simultaneously for strikes against plans to transfer estates and facilities workers into separate companies - owned by NHS trusts, but outside the NHS.

9 June 2018

PCS members in DWP say: Pay up now!

PCS members in the DWP were outraged that a previously-agreed pay rise was being delayed. UPDATE on 14.6.18: DWP senior management backs down!

6 June 2018

PCS union launches strike ballot on pay

Workers in the PCS union, representing civil servants across all government departments, have voted overwhelmingly to ballot members for strike action.

6 June 2018

200 years since the birth of Karl Marx - come and walk in his footsteps!

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, who shaped much of 20th century history.

6 June 2018

People's Assembly event lacks understanding of task facing Corbyn

The People's Assembly met for its annual conference on 2 June, with a series of workshops and rallies, but with no democratic decisions being made.

6 June 2018

Yorkshire 1,000 for issue 1000

Thinking out loud about how to celebrate the forthcoming 1000th issue of the Socialist, I told the editors I thought the Yorkshire region of the Socialist Party could sell 1,000 copies of that issue

6 June 2018

Liverpool meeting remembers 47 councillors who fought and defeated Thatcher in 1980s

Three decades since the House of Lords surcharged the Liverpool 47 councillors, the Liverpool 47 group organised this event on 25 May in Liverpool city centre to remember the heroic anti-cuts struggle

6 June 2018

East London housing workers fight privatisation of pay

Tower Hamlets Unison members started strike action for fair pay on 4 June.