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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 May 2009
The National Shop Stewards Network conference will be held on Saturday 27 June 11.30-4.30 at South Camden Community School, Charrington Street, London, NW1 1RG.
Individual delegates £5, branch sponsorship minimum £20.
Postal workers strike ballot
Postal workers in London are being balloted for strike action over cuts. Royal Mail is imposing a 10% cost saving on all offices in London, which could cost 1,600 jobs. The Communication Workers Union has exposed the fact that these cost savings are not about modernisation but an attempt to cut the number of full-time jobs and to attack terms and conditions generally.
The ballot started on 18 May and will run for two weeks.
Unison witch-hunt hearing postponed
The Unison disciplinary hearings arranged for 20/21 May against four Socialist Party members have been postponed.
For more details see: www.stopthewitchhunt.org.uk
Tube workers ballot for action
The transport union RMT is reballoting nearly 10,000 members on London Underground for strike action linking separate disputes on jobs, pay, and disciplinary agreements. The previous ballot was called off after a protest by management. The new ballot will close on 28 May.
Meanwhile workers on the Victoria line are planning to strike for 24 hours from 9pm on 20 May in a dispute over health and safety and bullying management.
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Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal
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.
- The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
- Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
- 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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In The Socialist 20 May 2009:
We need workers' MPs on a worker's wage
Socialist Party editorial
Swindling MPs are detached from reality
Socialist Party workplace news
Reinstate Rob Williams!
Thousands march for jobs in Birmingham
Visteon workers' victory march
Why socialists oppose the EU
No2EU - yes to democracy
International socialist news and analysis
Sri Lanka: The guns fall silent but the tragedy continues
End Gaza blockade
Socialist Party feature
Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world
Youth fight for jobs
Youth Fight for Jobs fortnight of action
Enthusiastic reception for Youth Fight for jobs
Don't close our schools!
Kings College, London
Lewisham Bridge rooftop protest
Socialist Party news and analysis
BT say they're sorry
Welsh-speaking worker bullied by boss
PCS conference gathers
Construction workers walk out
Union organisation necessary to defend working conditions
The Socialist 20 May 2009 |
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