Month: January 2019

I was sad to hear that Keith Morrell has resigned as Independent  “Putting People First” councillor for Coxford Ward.  Keith and fellow councillors Don and Tammy Thomas, have consistently fought to maintain jobs and services in the face of the devastatingcuts. Keith can be justly proud of his record on the City council – he […]
Interview: breaking the chains of oppression  In 1910, women chainmakers in Cradley Heath, West Midlands went on strike. These heroic forerunners of today’s gig economy workers forced the bosses to raise their pay. Cast and creatives from socialist theatre company Townsend Productions spoke to the Socialist about their new dramatisation of the dispute, ‘Rouse, Ye […]
Almost one in three council-maintained English secondary schools were in budget deficit in 2017-18, according to damning new figures from the Education Policy Institute (EPI). It is urgent that unions and councils mount a fightbackagainst Tory vandalism of state education. Bea Gardner, Southampton Socialist Party Cutbacks led to over 15,000 less staff in English secondary […]
The scandal of low pay by profiteering shipping lines is being fought by a sustained campaign of the RMT transport union. Protests have taken place recently at Portsmouth International Port to build support for a living wage and decent working conditions on Condor Ferries. A recent protest took place in Portsmouth, where Darren Procter, RMT […]
Sudan has been rocked by extensive anti-government protests since 19 December. People in the diaspora have come out in large numbers outside Sudanese embassies to show their solidarity. In contrast, most media outlets in neighbouring countries have been silent. Serge Jordan and Sabah Ahmed, Committee for a Workers’ International State subsidies on flour have been […]
Over the last few years, the Chinese regime has been slowly introducing its ‘social credit system’. Private companies and state-maintained ‘watchers’ rate citizens on their purchases and behaviour. The stated aim is to help banks make loans – something finance capitalists find difficult in a country without a ‘credit score’ system, due to many people […]
On the fifth day of Christmas … the Tories gave to us … Austerity! This was one of the verses of the carol, 12 days of Christmas, sung by protesters to the shoppers of Woking during a 300-strong protest on Saturday 15th December. Other verses included ‘Surrey Fire Service Cuts‘, ‘Less Buses Running’, ‘Special Needs […]
Tories torn apart, French workers and youth in revolt, ‘populism’ on the rise … revolution in the air? Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary “I have never been more ashamed to be a Conservative. We continue to be led by a mule flogging a dead horse” (Allison Pearson, Daily Telegraph columnist). This blistering attack on […]

Read this week's #NSSN bulletin no.566: Workers start 2022 on the picket line!

https://shopstewards.net/2022/01/nssn-566-workers-start-2022-on-the-picket-line/

To all #TUSC supporters Best Wishes for 2022 - let’s see if together we can find hundreds of trades unionists, community campaigners and socialists to challenge austerity at the May local elections in the biggest and widest possible socialist unity.
#Solidarity

2022 and Council Cuts continue
Defend public services
Defend Jobs and Pay
Stop Cuts and Privatisation
Join the fightback in #southampton to @SaveStMarysLC #SocialistSunday #StopCouncilCuts

@VenueHorse @Callowlands Park, Watford @watfordpalace with #theDanTiendance school. Really enjoyed it, thank you everyone. This weekend @VenueHorse is @DGArtsFest Annan & Stranraer from 1 pm.

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