In this issue:
The Socialist 24 February 2009, Organise to defend jobs
No Job Cuts
Bus workers demonstrate over pay, photo Paul Mattsson
Organise to defend jobs
Car industry in crisis: Death of jobs by a thousand cuts
Car components firm GKN has announced the closure of two of its plants in the West Midlands. This will mean 323 direct job losses. Dave Griffiths spoke to Pete Bradley, a GKN worker and a member of the Amicus section of Unite, before the latest cuts announcement.
Jobs protest continues
Public meeting on lessons of the Lindsey oil refinery strike with Keith Gibson (speaking) and Jerry Hicks, photo Paul Mattsson
On Wednesday 18 February hundreds of construction workers picketed again outside Staythorpe power station, near Newark, to protest against the exclusion by Alstom of UK labour from jobs on the site, writes Keith Gibson, GMB Lindsey Oil Refinery (LOR) and Alistair Tice.
Workers march for jobs in Cardiff
About 200 Unite and GMB members from power stations from across South Wales marched for jobs through Cardiff city centre on 21 February. This included a number of unemployed members, writes Katrine Williams, PCS Wales chair, personal capacity.
Fight to save Royal Mail
Postal workers and our union the CWU are facing a fight. But not just about terms and conditions - it's about the survival of our union writes Gary Clark, sub area rep, Scotland no 2 branch CWU
Campaign for a New Workers Party
What do union members get from Labour link?
International socialist news and analysis
120,000 strong demonstration in Dublin last Saturday, called by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), photo Socialist Party Ireland
Ireland: workers say 'We won't pay for your crisis'
General strike movement grips island of Guadeloupe
Kashmir: Health workers take strike action
Marxist analysis: history
Mass demonstration in Tehran
Iran 1979: A revolution that was taken from the working class
ECB suffers Stanford hangover
Socialist Party campaigns
Lobby of home office - Saudi trade unionist Yahya threatened with deportation, photo Dave Carr
Defend Yahya Al Faifi campaign
BNP bigots retreat under pressure
Greenwich: "Hands off my school"
Look at the gravy train!
Devon residents against incinerators
Socialist Party workplace news
Leeds journalists strike against job cuts
Successful launch for United Left
Manchester Unison: Good vote for left
Protest at the Unison witch-hunt - date change