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From The Socialist newspaper, 21 September 2016
Tube strike over management bullying
Natonal Shop Stewards Network supporting the Hammersmith and City and Circle lines tube strike, 16.9.16, photo by NSSN (Click to enlarge)
Strike action on Hammersmith & City and Circle tube lines over heavy handed and aggressive management - including putting staff toilet breaks on a stop watch, and a disregard for agreed terms and conditions - was rock solid on 16 September. Socialist Party members and National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) activists joined strikers on the picket line photo NSSN
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In The Socialist 21 September 2016:
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NHS care rationing already rife
Bosses' bonus billions bonanza
Provocateur accusation against Met police spy
Zero-hour zealots: Guardian and Center Parcs
New Tory attacks on Higher Education - a programme to fight back
Socialist Students: setting out our stall...
Socialist Party feature
After TUC congress 2016: Mobilise the anger!
Workplace news and analysis
Thousands of Post Office workers strike
Film review - 'Blacklisted'
Tube strike over management bullying
Workplace news in brief
International socialist news and analysis
Libya: imperialist intervention helped wreck country and revolution
#JobstownNotGuilty trials begin
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Uncovering the class struggle behind the Rebecca Riots
Iconic nightclub Fabric closes doors - another victim of austerity?
The Socialist inbox
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
#KeepCorbyn campaign reports
"I've had enough - it's time to fight back"
Fightback is on to save NHS heart services
Tamil Solidarity demands refugee rights
Sheffield mental health services to lose council funding
Disgraceful decision to close vital Bradford day centre
The Socialist 21 September 2016 |
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