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From The Socialist newspaper, 9 October 2019
Lincolnshire health visitors strike
Lincolnshire health visitors, organised by general union Unite, protesting against a council-imposed pay freeze, photo Mansfield Socialist Party (Click to enlarge)
Lincolnshire health visitors are being balloted for further strike action with the county council trying to 'divide and rule' over future job roles.
The Unite members have taken 32 days of strike action since July. They are losing over £2,000 a year after being transferred from the NHS to the council two years ago. The council has provocatively divided the health visitor role into two separate jobs, but all health visitors have the same specialist nurse training.
This is a tawdry 'divide and rule' manoeuvre from a council with a surplus of £188million for 2018-19 - that found the money to pay off their former chief executive with £292,000 for a mere six month's work!
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In The Socialist 9 October 2019:
What we think
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Cutting, lying Tories - kick them out!
Asda workers protest callous bosses
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Labour and the fight for a shorter working week
Tony Mulhearn 1939-2019
BEIS: Outsourced caterers' indefinite strike victory
Vote yes to Royal Mail strike action to take on the bullying bosses
Birmingham HS2 protest against bosses' attacks on trade union organisation
Attacks on Caerphilly waste management workers
Equity manifesto lays out anti-austerity model for arts
Vote for socialist fighter Jared Wood in RMT elections
Sainsbury's strikers win
Unison's retired members reflect growing anger
Lincolnshire health visitors strike
Chinese revolution of 1944-49: 'The second greatest event in human history'
International socialist news and analysis
Trump, impeachment and the need for an independent workers' party
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Socialism: The alternative to capitalist austerity, low pay and crisis
Best way to fight back? Join the Socialist Party
Socialism 2019: why I'm going... and why you should too!
Waltham Forest: mobilisation needed to defend abortion rights
Huge opposition to Barry rehab ward closure
'The little people can win' - Leeds tenants push back demolition
Selling the Socialist
York freshers success
Book review: She Said - Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Film review: Joker - Sympathising with a monster created by today's incendiary conditions
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