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From The Socialist newspaper, 22 June 2016
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Pakistan: Women health workers protest
Health workers protesting against non-payment of wages in Pakistan, June 2016, photo by Sughran Khaskheli (Click to enlarge)
A protest was held by the Lady Health Workers organisation (LHW) in Mirpur Khas in the Sindh province, Pakistan demanding the payment of their wages. Outrageously, the treasury is refusing to make payments to the workers regularly and has not paid wages to them for the last four months.
LHW also demanded justice for their colleague, Maryam Mallah, who had been sexually assaulted. No investigation or any effort was made to bring the offender to justice.
The authorities spread text messages that they have agreed to pay the wages within two days. However, the workers were not contacted or informed about this and will continue their protest until they get their wages.
Portugal: Solidarity with Wales' strikers
Dock workers in Portugal show solidarity with National Museum Wales strikers, June 2016, photo by João Filippe Ruivo Félix (Click to enlarge)
Solidarity with National Museums Wales workers (on indefinite strike - see page 6) from Lisbon and Portuguese dockers' union Sindicato dos Estivadores and the International Dockworkers Council, during the recent demonstration against casualisation and precarious working conditions - João Filippe Ruivo Félix
Taiwan: Tuition fees victory
Vincent Hsu, Taiwan student spokesperson and member of the Committee for a Workers' International, protesting against tuition fee hikes, photo by CWI Taiwan (Click to enlarge)
The Taiwan education ministry has backed down over increasing student tuition fees! The new DPP government clearly fears alienating youth so soon into its term of office. Of 14 universities in Taipei, 12 will see no increase - the 12 that took part in protests. Vincent Hsu of the CWI Taiwan (pictured speaking) is a spokesperson for the students' campaign.
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In The Socialist 22 June 2016:
After the EU referendum...get the Tories out!
Left alternative needed to counter austerity, racism and the far right
Merseyside TUSC rally: Standing up for the working class
Stoke TUSC: Exposing the EU Employers' Union
Socialist Party news and analysis
BHS pensions insult
148,000 households faced risk of eviction
Pensions 20x smaller for younger workers
Them & Us
Solidarity to end LGBT-phobia
LGBT liberation and socialism
Socialist Party workplace news
BFAWU conference 2016: "A council of war"
Reinstate sacked Samworth Brothers union activist
National Museum Wales strikers ballot on offer
Solid strike against "Britain's worst train company"
Unison local government conference 2016
Convoy to Calais: Outrageous blocking of aid for refugees
International socialist news and analysis
Middle East: Isis under pressure on several fronts
CWI news in brief
Socialist Party comments and reviews
Stay Voiceless: Manics' punk spirit is alive and well
The Socialist inbox
Socialist Party campaigns
Parents in Leeds discuss attacks on education
Pathetic fascist 'demonstration' outnumbered in Bristol
Private company running primary care centre goes bust
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