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From The Socialist newspaper, 1 April 2015
Defend further education
Ronnie Job, Swansea West TUSC prospective parliamentary candidate
An early day motion supported by all the main unions in further education, calling for the reversal of devastating cuts in further education provision, now has the support of over 50 MPs.
Scanning the list I noticed that Welsh Labour MP, Martin Caton, representing Gower, has signed. Gower College Swansea, which has one of its two main campuses in Martin's constituency, like pretty much every college in Wales, is facing huge cuts in funding.
It is also, again like many other Welsh colleges, suffering from the Welsh Government's insistence on awarding many training contracts to private providers.
TUSC calls on Martin, who is stepping down at the General Election, to condemn fellow Labour Party members in the Welsh Government for passing on Con-Dem cuts and to demand they change course.
If you are an education worker, a student or a worker considering retraining, then Welsh Labour is letting you down badly. Find out how you can build TUSC and defend education at www.tusc.org.uk
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In The Socialist 1 April 2015:
Socialist Party news and analysis
No cuts to welfare!
Save our schools
How to fight the anti-union laws
NHS funding crisis deepens
End punitive benefit sanctions now!
Them & Us
International socialist news and analysis
South Africa: campaigning for a working class party
Greece: negotiations continue
US: Seattle gets a raise!
Solidarity with Cypriot workers
Tunisia: thousands demonstrate
Kick out rotten MPs and councillors
TUSC set for TV broadcast
School crossing campaigner stands for TUSC
Gloucester College hustings: Scrap all fees
Defend further education
Socialist Party general election appeal 2015
Socialist Party workplace news
Teachers need national action
Unison special conference votes for new pay claim
London bus companies forced into pay talks
Bolton Uni: reinstate Damien and Jenny Markey!
Leeds: Save our train guards
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party youth and students
Students occupy for free education
Socialist Party comments and reviews
Election 2015 Cameron and Miliband Live
Axing Clause IV: Making Labour safe for capitalism
Working in the NHS: Low pay, cuts and stress
The Great Money Trick: Another World is Possible
The new look Socialist - thumbs up from readers
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