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Posted on 5 March 2012 at 13:11 GMT

Workfare protests

For reports and pictures of the latest 'Youth Fight for Jobs' protests against the government's slave-labour workfare schemes, see:

www.youthfightforjobs.com
Sheffield anti-workfare protest on  3.3.12

Sheffield anti-workfare protest on 3.3.12   (Click to enlarge)

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Birmingham anti-workfare protest on 3.3.12 , photo by Alex Walker

Birmingham anti-workfare protest on 3.3.12 , photo by Alex Walker   (Click to enlarge)

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Anti-workfare protest in Bristol, 3.3.12

Anti-workfare protest in Bristol, 3.3.12   (Click to enlarge)

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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.
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triangleBFAWU conference 2016: "A council of war"

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triangleThem and us

triangle3bn green pledge: not enough for climate or jobs

triangleFight for every job. Fight for socialism

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