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From The Socialist newspaper, 5 June 2019
Universal Credit workers strike
PCS members in action, photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
Benefit processing workers in Walsall and Wolverhampton have been leading the way in the fightback against Universal Credit.
The second round of strike action by civil servants' union PCS members against understaffing, and the forcing of workers onto high-pressured call centre roles, picking up the pieces of an unworkable system.
Workers from other sections not on strike in Wolverhampton showed their support with plenty of donations to the hardship fund on their way in.
Meanwhile, in Walsall, the effect of the strike was clear to see, with management unable to cover casework. Many on the picket looked forward to the prospect of action spreading to other offices to put pressure on the department.
Nick Hart, Wolverhampton Socialist Party
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In The Socialist 5 June 2019:
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Corbyn must go on the offensive against the right with socialist policies
Tories deny dire poverty ...look around you! Boot out the Tories
Reverse the GP cuts
Theresa May admits tuition fees system is broken - but plans new attacks on students
Laughable research denies low-pay scandal
Them & Us
The Tiananmen Square massacre - 30 years on
Strike together to kick out the Tories!
Nationalise the threatened Glasgow 'Caley' railway depot
Welsh train fleet workers' victory
Fighting to stop school meals privatisation
UCU conference 2019: Preparing for struggle
Sexual harassment of LGBT+ workers shows need for unions to fight
Universal Credit workers' strike
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South Yorkshire: No to fire service cuts!
Protesters condemn Tory candidate
Step forward for campaign to reverse mobility pass cuts in Nottingham
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Neglected Newham tenants demand action
Protest against Send education funding cuts
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