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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 September 2010

Comprehensive spending review - 20 October

Students: Why we must all protest!

The brutal Con-Dem government's spending review on 20 October is expected to announce further devastating cuts in jobs and services.
The two quotes below are from young people who will join protests on the day of the review which Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Students are organising.
As the quotes show, young workers and students need to fight together for a decent future. You should join them!

Get in touch via www.youthfightforjobs.com and www.socialiststudents.org.uk and organise action in your area on 20 October.


"I am protesting on 20 October because I want to have the right to a real job with decent pay. I work as an agency worker in a call centre.

Our jobs can be lost at any time without notice and the wages that we get aren't enough to pay the bills.

Young people employed by agencies should have the chance of a permanent job that pays enough for them to survive!"

Becci Heagney, Leicester

"We're protesting because the draft of the Browne Review said tuition fees are likely to double - they are already too high.

At the moment we only get eight hours' contact time a week for 3,000 a year! Why should young people have to pay for the bankers' mistakes with cuts from a government that doesn't represent us?"

Jo Sams, Lincoln Socialist Students

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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.

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In The Socialist 29 September 2010:


Anti-cuts campaign

We need action against the cuts... and a socialist political alternative

Fight the cuts! - demonstrate on 23 October

Stop wholesale sell-off in Suffolk

Suffolk Unison member speaks

Councils must defy cuts

Children's homes: Bosses' 'Tribalism' defeated

Fighting to save our services

Service users defend Ealing health centres

Anti-cuts demonstrations planned so far


Socialist Party editorial

No 'lurch to the left' for Labour


Socialist Party news and analysis

Stop the NHS sell-off

Death at Kington Court community care centre shows "regime of neglect"

UN fails to meet development goals

Housing bosses' pay goes through the roof

Unison elections: Socialists stand for a fighting and democratic trade union


Socialist Students

Students: Why we must all protest!

Socialist Students: showing an alternative to cuts and fees

Defend students' democratic rights


Socialist Party feature

Britain on the brink


Socialist Party workplace news

What's the point of the unions?

South Wales: Fight for car workers' jobs

Ballot victory against social enterprise

Bosses try to rewrite history

Workplace news in brief


International socialist news and analysis

Right-wing government re-elected in Sweden

Is Ireland's economy going bust?


Socialist Party feature

Global AIDS crisis: Profits punish poor


 

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