Tag: Labour

Interview with socialist no-cuts councillor Tolga Aramaz London’s biggest regeneration project, Meridian Water in Enfield, is being opposed by a growing local campaign. As with regeneration projects around the country, once again a Labour council is handing publicly owned land to private property developers to build housing that will not meet the needs of local […]
We’ve had a busy week in Southampton! 100 staff and others packed into Valentine Primary School hall for a National Education Union (NEU) meeting on 20 November. Sue Atkins, Southampton Socialist Party Liz Filer, the headteacher, explained how hard it is to continue to meet the needs of her children while resisting the pressure to […]
Southampton Socialist Party The phony unity in Labour has been exposed! Blairite cutting councillors in Southampton have had their proposals to close two care homes opposed overwhelmingly by Labour Party members as well as by council unions Unite and Unison. Angry workers and residents’ families took the opportunity to voice their opposition outside the South […]
Keith Morrell, independent councillor, Southampton City Council Unite and Unison unions representing Southampton City Council staff have declared that they will oppose and campaign against budget cuts announced by the Labour administration. The unions have branded as “callous and shoddy” the proposed closure of two council-run residential care homes, the replacement of Sure Start staff […]
Nick Chaffey, Southampton Socialist Party Sadly it wasn’t Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity policies that were on offer in Southampton but his right-wing Blairite opponent, Labour council leader Simon Letts’ and his fellow councillors who have cruelly voted to close disabled services. Despite a heroic campaign by parents, these Blairites consistently turned down calls to save Kentish […]
Restore Council Funding! Restore Council Jobs & Services! We want our £120 million back! Re-Elect Southampton anti-cuts councillor, Keith Morrell, May 3rd, 2018 On Thursday 3 May, Southampton anti-cuts councillor is standing for re-election in Coxford. Since his expulsion from the Labour Party in 2012 for voting against cuts with fellow Coxford councillor Don Thomas, […]
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 […]
Teacher Stella Collier and health worker James Morbin are standing for the Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition on the Blackbird Leys estate in city and county council by-elections on 27 November. Rather than stand up and fight wage cuts and privatisation, or back strikers fighting for a wage rise, Labour councils like Oxford have meekly carried out Con-Dem […]
Build the education fightback! National student demo Free Education – no cuts, no fees, no debt! Wednesday 19 November, central London Assembles 12noon, Malet Street, near Euston Read more at: www.socialiststudents.org.uk Four years ago, on 10 November 2010, London’s streets thronged with over 50,000 young people. The mood was angry, but it was also electric. This […]
Are you fed up with broken promises? Southampton needs councillors who will protect jobs and services! Councillors who won’t vote for cuts! SOUTHAMPTON TUSC RALLY SUNDAY 30 NOV, 2PM JAMES MATTHEWS BUILDING ABOVE BAR STREET SOUTHAMPTON ALL WELCOME • FULL ACCESS  rally speakers include: ••••• Rebel councillor KEITH MORRELL ••••• Baker’s Union DAVE HUNT ••••• […]

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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