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23 October 2019

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Posties speak at Basingstoke Socialist Party public meeting

Mayola Demmenie, Basingstoke Socialist Party

Four postal workers due to strike with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) were among the 15 people at Basingstoke Socialist Party's public meeting on 16 October. We discussed organising workers to defend jobs and wages.

One CWU member reported on the dispute. Our next public meeting on Wednesday 20 November should have a CWU shop steward from the local sorting office speaking.

We had a lively debate about Brexit and concluded that we must stand united against the capitalists, the biggest threat to the living standards of working-class people. A student who came to the meeting joined the Socialist Party that night, and bought her ticket for Socialism 2019 shortly after.

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In The Socialist 23 October 2019:


What we think

General election is the real 'people's vote'

CWU vote for strike will boost confidence to fight back


News

Boot out Boris and his bosses' deal. General election now!

"I need to get to work! I need to feed my kids!"

Rail report into death of Cardiff Socialist Party member

Boot racism out of football - reclaim the game!

Enfield North Labour Party: Defend local democracy


Minimum wage

Minimum wage: What should we be demanding?


Workplace news

Uniting workers and public to fight the cuts: Interview with Jared Wood - candidate for RMT union executive

Marion Lloyd for PCS union general secretary

Asda contracts: Vital that GMB mobilises for industrial action

NEU members strike against sixth-form funding cuts

Bradford: Workers walk out over council cuts

Workplace news in brief


Chinese revolution

China at the crossroads: 70 years since the declaration of the People's Republic of China


International socialist news and analysis

Catalonia: Draconian prison sentences of independence leaders provokes mass protests and strikes

Chile: An outpouring of rage against the capitalist system

Solidarity with the Kurdish people

Massive protests against Lebanon's corrupt elite


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Join the party that dares to fight for socialism

Packed labour movement service a fitting farewell to Tony Mulhearn

Socialism 2019: Join us for a festival of ideas

Burnt-out Barking residents picket builders' sales day

Which way forward for the working people and youth of Nigeria?

Posties speak at Basingstoke Socialist Party public meeting

Socialists attract support at first Newton Abbot meeting


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