Category: Youth

A horrific knife attack took place in Forbury Gardens in Reading on 20 June, killing three people, reportedly LGBT+, and injuring others. Reading Socialist Party shares the shock, anger and sadness felt by all working-class people at this tragedy. We have proposed to Reading Trades Union Council that we organise a demo alongside Black Lives […]
A £10 billion financial black hole faces councils, according to a Labour Party report. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a big rise in the demands on social care – for which local authorities are responsible. This, a decade of unchallenged austerity, and a big drop in revenue have created a perfect storm. To avoid whole […]
The higher education sector faces a massive £2.5 billion funding ‘black hole’ which could see thousands of job losses if the government does not step in. A recent report by London Economics, for the University and College Union (UCU), warned that 111,000 fewer UK and 121,000 fewer international first-year students will attend courses in September, […]
On the day before the general election, a taste of the mood amongst public sector workers was evident in force, with dozens of workers at Reading College out on a lunchtime protest against job cuts. Their protest was lively, noisy and energetic, with chants of: “No Ifs! No Buts! No Education Cuts!” and passing drivers […]
 Josh Asker, Southampton Socialist Party Hundreds of parents and their children marched through Southampton on 27 May. They were joined by teaching assistants,teachers, school governors and headteachers from across the city. Called by ‘Fair Funding for All Schools‘, the protest united the forces of parents with the major education unions. Parents spoke passionately about the […]
The Socialist Party hosted so far the only pro-Corbyn election rally in Southampton following a protest against education cuts on 27 May. Here it was discussed exactly what measures Corbyn needs to take to win and then to put his manifesto into action. Speakers included Mick Tosh, RMT Wessex regional organiser, Sarah Wrack, editor of […]
Alan Jarvis, Southampton Socialist Party Management at SolentUniversity is rattled and failing to cover up its plans for extensive cuts and redundancies. Already staff in the UCU and Unison unions have voted 92% in favour of ‘no confidence’ in the vice-chancellor, who is paid £300,000 a year. After Socialist Students put up posters on 3 […]
Socialist Party Congress 2017 reports The Socialist Party‘s national congress 2017 took place in London from 11 to 13 March, attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests. Delegates attended from local branches across the Southern Region, Aylesbury, Basingstoke, Bracknell, IOW, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, […]

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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