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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 September 2010
Workplace news in brief
Unison executive elections
Socialist Party members Hugo Pierre and John Malcolm are standing in the byelections for Unison's national executive (NEC). Hugo is standing for the local government male seat and John for the northern region male seat.
Hugo is standing for the NEC seat that Glenn Kelly held but had to vacate following the witch-hunt and a ban from holding office. They both stand for a democratic, fighting leadership for Unison which is able to build an effective fightback against the Con-Dem cuts.
National Shop Stewards Network
Eastern Region events:
- Public meeting: "Defending jobs at GSK". Wednesday 29 September, 7pm in Ware Drill Hall, 17 Amwell End, Ware, Herts SG12 9HP.
- Eastern Region Shop Stewards Network Conference 2010 Saturday 2 October 11am - 4.30pm, Stevenage Friends Meeting House, Cuttys Lane SG1
Near Stevenage town centre
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our special coronavirus appeal.
In The Socialist 22 September 2010:
Brutal bosses? Time to fight back!
Birmingham: Solidarity with council workers
Socialist Party youth and students
Stop the higher education lock out!
The Student Socialist:: Issue 8 £1.50
International socialist news and analysis
For a 24-hour all-Europe general strike
Spain: class struggle the biggest show in town
Kashmir: An eyewitness to oppression in the valley
'Death of democracy' in Sri Lanka
Socialism 2010 - a weekend of discussion and debate
Socialist Party news and analysis
Countering the Con-Dem government's offensive
Stroud says no to BNP media centre
Bosses want workers' pensions axed
Trade unionists challenge Lib-Dems
CNWP extended steering committee meeting
Socialist Party workplace news and analysis
The sorry saga of Corus steel
Ex-Jarvis workers face more attacks
Tyneside Safety Glass: Stop the decline to the minimum wage!
Workplace news in brief
Fight every Con-Dem cut
Hastings demo against attacks on union officials
Organising to save jobs and services
Determined, widespread union action needed
Why London firefighters oppose 'reforms'
23 October march against cuts: RMT calls London demo
Socialist Party feature
The beauty industry: out of control?
Socialist Party campaigns
Coventry 'one-stop' protest
Building the anti-cuts fightback: Local campaign launches
Save Southampton Libraries
The Socialist 22 September 2010 |
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