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From The Socialist newspaper, 26 September 2012

Workplace news in brief

PCS strike

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) working in the transport and environment departments were on strike on 21 September.

There have already been two months of rolling strikes in the Department for Transport over cuts and closures.

Those workers were joined by PCS members from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

The march through central London was joined by PCS members from the Home Office who are also facing cuts.

Cuts, including the closure of all 39 of the DVLA's local offices and half the UK's coastguard stations come on top of a pay freeze and the threat of regional pay.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "As we approach the TUC anti-cuts demonstration on 20 October and beyond we believe more coordinated industrial action like this will be necessary, not just between civil service departments but across the public sector, if the government refuses to change course on cuts to jobs, pay and pensions."

Runcorn walkout

50 construction electricians walked out from the Runcorn incinerator on 24 September. This was provoked by management continuing to ignore agreements.

More action may follow if there is no resolution with the Unite union.

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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 26 September 2012:


Fightback against austerity

Action against austerity

Teachers: march together, then strike together against austerity

Reasons to join the 20 October demo, reasons to build for a 24-hour strike

General strike, the biggest weapon

Model resolution for a 24-hour general strike


Socialist Party feature

Labour Party conference: Can Labour give a lead in the fight against austerity?


International socialist news and analysis

Afghanistan war: end this 'pointless waste of life'

Spain: March on Madrid kicks off a hot autumn of struggle

South Africa: 'Lonmin settlement a victory - struggle pays!'


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Murdoch empire: a whole barrel of bad apples

Action needed to save NHS from privatisation

Them & Us


Socialist Party workplace news

Workers strike as Argos tightens the screws

Knowsley council fears anti-privatisation campaign

Solidarity with workers sacked from Crossrail

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Socialist Party reports and campaigns

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Scrap student fees

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Why Hull council should defy the government's cuts to services

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Opportunistic speeches at Hull march against NHS cuts

Cellist Alfia Nakipbekova speaks out about Kazakhstan

Opencast mining: "Protect us from Provectus"


Socialist history

Belfast Outdoor Relief Strike 1932


 

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