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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 September 2015
Workplace news in brief
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On 16 September the Bakers' union are holding a Fast Food Rights National Organising Day hosted by the Trade Union Congress. The organising day is an opportunity for fast food workers, union activists and community campaigners to find out more about the Fast Food Rights campaign. See www.fastfoodrights.wordpress.com for more.
Unison members working for the National Probation Service in England and Wales will strike for a second time on 14 September. The three-hour strike will be followed by two and a half weeks of action short of strike, with members working strictly to their contracted hours.
On 1 September Aspire Housing maintenance workers in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs, took strike action for the fifth time against plans to dismiss workers and re-engage them on worse terms and conditions. Please send messages of support to [email protected] or by text to 07845893607
As the National Gallery strike goes past 70 days, Union rep Candy Udwin's sacking is upheld but anti-privitisation petition tops 120,000! Keep supporting the indefinite #NationalGallery strike.
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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.
- 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.
- 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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In The Socialist 2 September 2015:
Socialist Party news and analysis
Killed by benefit cuts
Made-up benefit sanction quotes: Tory lies no surprise to us
Two million bailiff calls as councils brutalise poor
Bin crash tragedy shows pressure on sick to work
Greed: bosses hike rail fares three times faster than wages
Them & Us
"Unapologetic attack on austerity" at Southampton Corbyn rally
Socialist Party reports & campaigns
Nottinghamshire: don't close our mental health unit
Lincolnshire: save our schools!
Anger as promised women's museum becomes Ripper museum
International socialist news and analysis
Thailand plagued by military junta and downturn
International news in brief
Socialist Party features
Corbyn campaign: surges, purges and preparation
Youth Fight Austerity
Students attacked from all sides
Zimmerwald Conference 1915: lessons for the socialist movement
Workplace news and analysis
Join the NSSN lobby of TUC Congress
Rail and PCS strikers rally together
London tube workers force bosses to move
Royal Mail union rep sacked - reinstate John now!
'Pay the rate' construction protests continue on Teesside
Bioscientists' strike forces management's climbdown
Indesit strikers determined to press on for acceptable deal
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party comments and reviews
Rejected by Labour bureaucrats
Nuclear Secrets: a dangerous dead end
Obituary: Anne Ullah Khan
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