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From The Socialist newspaper, 16 September 2020

Tate workers on indefinite strike hold march and rally

PCS union members at the Tate and Southbank march against redundancies, 12.9.20, photo by NSSN

PCS union members at the Tate and Southbank march against redundancies, 12.9.20, photo by NSSN   (Click to enlarge)

Workers on indefinite strike at the Tate gallery in London marched alongside other arts and culture workers on 12 September against job losses in the sector. Tate workers are facing 313 redundancies as management blames falling customer numbers because of Covid-19. The growing lines of visitors after Tate reopened shows how short-sighted this is. Send messages of support to [email protected]

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In The Socialist 16 September 2020:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Our lives and livelihoods at stake

Sketch: The rule of six - some guidance from your government

Johnson's brinkmanship over EU deal deepens capitalist splits

Blame politicians, not workers and young people

Capitalist profit and the race to develop a vaccine

'Covid marshalls' must be accountable to communities

Under the microscope


NHS

Angry health workers demand 15% now!

NHS workers: "We deserve a fair wage" - 15% now!


Workplace news and analysis

National Shop Stewards Network lobbying for a lead from the TUC

PCS members in DWP reject unsafe extension of hours

Ireland: Debenham's occupier speaks out

London bus drivers begin strike ballot over remote sign-on dispute

Tate workers on indefinite strike hold march and rally

Reinstate Tony Smith

Reinstate Richie Venton


Schools

Dispatches from the front: schools need Covid tests!


Public services

Covid and the third sector: for public planning, not charity stopgaps


Labour Party

Non-fiction: Left Out - the inside story of Labour under Corbyn


International socialist news and analysis

Egypt: Support for al-Sisi dwindles as his regime increases repression

Nigerian police repress peaceful anti-government protest


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Two weeks to donate: we need your help

Coventry: scrap 'profit before people' hospital parking charges

Covid generation says 'fund our future'

Why I joined the Socialist Party: Tories and Blairites only care about corporate greed

Selling the Socialist


 

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