Category: Portsmouth

SWR dispute: It’s a strike to ensure the safety of the travelling public Southern Region Socialist Party reporters After over 40 days of strike action during the last two years, the RMT transport union reported that a deal had been reached with South Western Railway to retain the safety-critical role of the guard. However, that […]
RMT transport union members on South Western Railway are taking five days of industrial action starting on 18 June. Many of them are sacrificing five days of pay for safety – to keep a guard on the train. Socialist Party members supported picket lines in London, Bournemouth and a determined picket line at Fratton, Portsmouth. […]
Fighting for transport workers and socialist policies As new strikes begin on South Western Railway, in the long running industrial dispute over guards and the result of the transport union RMT general secretary election is announced, the Socialist spoke to Sean Hoyle, the left candidate in the general secretary election. Why is the RMT continuing […]
RMT transport union members on South Western Railway are taking five days of industrial action starting on 18 June. Many of them are sacrificing five days of pay for safety – to keep a guard on the train. Socialist Party members supported picket lines in London, Bournemouth and a determined picket line at Fratton, Portsmouth. […]
There was anger amongst trade unionists and young people to Trump’s hypocritical visit to take part in D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth on Wednesday, with over 300 turning out to a lunchtime rally in the Guildhall Square. They were joined by a number of people who had come to attend the D-Day event but wanted to […]
Tens of thousands will take to the streets of London on 4 June to protest against the visit of US president Donald Trump. During his state visit he will also attend – at the invitation of doomed prime minister Theresa May – D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth, angering many. The sacrifice of D-Day soldiers and others […]
My name is Peter Winter. Throughout my life in Gosport, I have seen and experienced first-hand the effects of austerity on my generation and those that came before. The cuts to my education, which still continue for me in the youth services I work for, made everything seem as if it was crashing to a […]
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 […]
The long running dispute on South Western Railways continued on Friday as RMT strikers escalated their action to a three day strike. Socialist Party members Jane Ward and Nick Doyle visited picket lines in Bournemouth and Portsmouth. In Bournemouth the strikers remained resolute at the start of 72 hours of action on August 31st. There […]
Passing the council cuts test The editorial of the April edition of Socialism Today, No.217 The age of austerity has claimed its first failing local authority. In February the chief financial officer of Northamptonshire county council declared that it was at risk of spending £21.1m more in the 2017-18 financial year than the resources it […]

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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