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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, […]
Public meetings in Oxford, Southampton, Reading and Portsmouth Tuesday 3 Feb, 7.30pm Students Union, Portsmouth Wednesday 4 Feb, 7.30pm RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading Thursday 5 Feb, 7.30pm Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, Southampton# Thursday 12 Feb 7.30pm Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford Left parties fail to form government – Syriza goes into coalition with populist […]
Syriza victory raises workers’ hopes Public meetings in Oxford, Southampton, Reading and Portsmouth Tuesday 3 Feb, 7.30pm Students Union, Portsmouth Wednesday 4 Feb, 7.30pm RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading Thursday 5 Feb, 7.30pm Avenue Campus, Highfield Road, Southampton Thursday 12 Feb 7.30pm Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford On 19 January, 6 days before the Greek […]
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 […]
In 2012 two Labour councillors, Keith Morrell and Don Thomas, voted against the cuts in Labour-led Southampton council. For this they were expelled from the Labour Party. They joined the Socialist Party and this year Keith is up for re-election, supported by TUSC. 14 May 2014 Don explains how they’ve used their positions to raise an […]
In May 2012 Southampton voted Labour overwhelmingly in the hope of ending the misery meted out by the Tory-led council. Southampton’s council staff had fought hard to defend their pay and conditions and Labour had a mandate from the people of Southampton to protect local public services and jobs. The new administration, however, showed it […]
DEFEND JOBS & SERVICES VOTE NO TO ALL CUTS LABOUR MUST REFUSE TO IMPLEMENT CONDEM CUTS USE THE £70 MILLION RESERVES & BORROWING FOR A UNITED MASS CAMPAIGN TO OPPOSE ALL CUTS CALL A CITY WIDE DEMONSTRATION IMMEDIATE BALLOT FOR STRIKE ACTION FULL GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR THE NEEDS OF THE CITY The impact of ConDem […]

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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