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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 April 2017
PCS members in action, photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
50 PCS members walked out of the DWP administrative site at Annesley, Nottinghamshire for a lunchtime protest on 7 April. The site is threatened with closure, putting 130 jobs at risk. As PCS rep Dani Harvey explained, three quarters of these workers are women and many are part-time. They can't just relocate to another DWP site miles away when they have children to take to and from school, sometimes at short notice. Many have partners who work away already so they have extra care responsibilities. A PCS member told the Socialist: "If this is how the DWP treats its own workers, what message does it give unemployed people who are looking for work?" Eight other administrative sites and many smaller Jobcentres around the country are also threatened with closure, but the mood of those at the protest was determination to fight to defend their jobs.
Jon Dale, Mansfield Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 12 April 2017:
Victory! Health workers walk out
Hundreds march to save the NHS in Carlisle
Carlisle NHS privateers leave patients at risk
NHS SOS round-up
Save our schools!
School cuts can be beaten with a strategy to win
Cuts leave schools unable to meet basic needs
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Cardiff: Labour right rattled by anti-cuts TUSC
Doncaster: Socialist Steve's growing support
International socialist news and analysis
Attacks ratchet-up Syrian conflict and fuel tensions between powers
France: Groundswell of support for left candidates
Ireland: Bury the water charges
Socialist Party news and analysis
Scrap the Tory 'rape clause' and all benefit attacks
Thousands left with 50p for rent - cap rents, not benefits
47,000 kids exposed to illegal toxic air
Them & Us
Socialist Party workplace news
Solid strike across the rail network against unsafe driver-only operation
PCS election: Vote Democracy Alliance
Car workers strike at BMW in defence of pensions
Derby teaching assistants accept offer to end pay dispute
Arts unions agree joint campaign work
Livingstone, Labour and anti-Semitism
Livingstone, Labour and anti-Semitism
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Excellent Socialist Party trade union meeting
Last quarter's fighting fund target smashed, now make our voice heard in elections
Action against cuts at Solent University
Police officers face misconduct charges over attack on 'freedom ride'
Newham socialists attend 'I, Daniel Blake' film night
KCL housing 'wall of shame'
The Socialist 12 April 2017 |
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