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The Socialist 25 August 2021

NHS pay: 3% is not enough

The Socialist issue 1145

Afghanistan disaster - Unite to fight for funding for refugees and local communities


Afghanistan in crisis:

Afghanistan: The Taliban takeover - what are the lessons for the workers' movement internationally


NHS Pay

UK hospitals in danger of collapse

University of Leeds students bribed to stay away while staff are under attack

Exam results: grade gap widens


Lessons from Poplar 100 years on


NEU: Oppose the pay freeze with action not just words

Care workers struggle for a pay rise and trade union recognition

Reject the Ministry of Justice pay offer

East Midlands rail strikes continue

Homelessness workers fight for better pay and conditions across sector

Woolwich ferry strikers - the action necessary to win

Liverpool university strike saves jobs


Nigeria: Comrade Omomeewa, student leader and socialist campaigner, killed by armed assailants

SNP-Green deal will not deliver for workers and youth

Reflections on the Lebanese tragedy one year on


Biggest in-person socialist event this year!

Ealing by-election: Labour council has not opposed Tory cuts

Why I rejoined the Socialist Party

Councils declared climate emergency - now act like it!

Wales: Gearing up for 9 October youth marches

Liverpool: Stop the arms fair!

Marching for Kashmir's liberation

Donate to stop Tories clawing back crumbs


Film Review: Martin Eden

TV review: Revolutionary Love

 
 
 
 
 

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Wales: Gearing up for 9 October youth marches

Youth fight for jobs on the Jarrow March in 2011. Photo: Paul Mattsson

Youth fight for jobs on the Jarrow March in 2011. Photo: Paul Mattsson   (Click to enlarge)

Evan Vaughan, Swansea Socialist Party

The Youth Fight for Jobs campaign has been relaunched, ready to fight the slew of job losses expected to come down the pipeline after the furlough scheme ends. This follows the ending of the eviction ban.

That has been replaced by longer eviction notices, a pathetic attempt to prevent the hardship coming to workers. With the support of unions, we can build a movement to prevent the onslaught.

Wales is already preparing for the 9 October. We have marches planned in both Swansea and Cardiff for that day. We are building support for the marches with the trades council, allowing us to reach the broader labour movement.

To build for these marches, we have been handing out material on the street. We distributed leaflets and also did speeches at an all-Wales youth stall in Cardiff. We had a great response from the public. Many sympathised with the call for a £12 minimum wage, as a step towards £15, and more council houses.

In particular, young workers, who have borne the brunt of the economic catastrophe while the Tories enriched themselves, resonated the most with our demands. We also have a competition to develop material to distribute once students are back on campus, showcasing the varied abilities of our newer members.

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In this issue


What we think

Afghanistan disaster - Unite to fight for funding for refugees and local communities


Afghanistan

Afghanistan in crisis:

Afghanistan: The Taliban takeover - what are the lessons for the workers' movement internationally


News

NHS Pay

UK hospitals in danger of collapse

University of Leeds students bribed to stay away while staff are under attack

Exam results: grade gap widens


Lessons from Poplar 100 years on

Lessons from Poplar 100 years on


Workplace news

NEU: Oppose the pay freeze with action not just words

Care workers struggle for a pay rise and trade union recognition

Reject the Ministry of Justice pay offer

East Midlands rail strikes continue

Homelessness workers fight for better pay and conditions across sector

Woolwich ferry strikers - the action necessary to win

Liverpool university strike saves jobs


International

Nigeria: Comrade Omomeewa, student leader and socialist campaigner, killed by armed assailants

SNP-Green deal will not deliver for workers and youth

Reflections on the Lebanese tragedy one year on


Campaigns

Biggest in-person socialist event this year!

Ealing by-election: Labour council has not opposed Tory cuts

Why I rejoined the Socialist Party

Councils declared climate emergency - now act like it!

Wales: Gearing up for 9 October youth marches

Liverpool: Stop the arms fair!

Marching for Kashmir's liberation

Donate to stop Tories clawing back crumbs


Readers' opinion

Film Review: Martin Eden

TV review: Revolutionary Love


 

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