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Posted on 30 April 2020 at 10:49 GMT

Royal Mail dispute: Interview with Gary Clark, CWU branch secretary

Royal Mail and the CWU are heading towards a major national dispute. "The workplace is a tinderbox and it's being ignited by Royal Mail", Gary Clark, CWU branch secretary, spoke to Socialist Party Scotland this afternoon.

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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triangleRoyal Mail: No more behind closed doors talks

triangleStop Royal Mail's profit-driven plans to force postal workers to share vans

trianglePeterborough CWU have massively voted for strike action

triangleFight BT redundancies

triangleOppose BT site closures - national strike ballot needed

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trianglePosties walk out in Peterborough after manager tests positive

trianglePostal workers' action results in double victory for union

trianglePostal workers force Royal Mail back

trianglePostal workers' anger over profits before health and safety

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triangleCardiff East Socialist Party: Are co-ops the answer to capitalist exploitation?

triangleCardiff West Socialist Party: For a socialist Green New Deal

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triangleScotland and coronavirus - a catalogue of government failure

Scotland:

triangleSouthern region Socialist Party: Scottish independence and the struggle for socialism

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