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8 March 2017
In tandem with the attacks on the NHS is the ongoing savagery of council cuts. Only some six Labour councillors nationally in Labour-run councils have carried out their historic duty to vote against cuts - and have been suspended by the Blairites for their stand.
10 August 2016
Five years on from the wave of riots that swept across cities in England, many of the underlying social problems are still there or have got worse. There is a real possibility of new upheavals breaking out today.
19 January 2011
Socialist Party Wales is calling for a 'yes' vote in the referendum on more powers for the Welsh Assembly on 3 March, writes Dave Reid.
26 May 2010
THE NATIONAL Union of Teachers (NUT) National Executive met just days after Cameron was finally confirmed as prime minister, writes Martin Powell-Davies, NUT executive member.
24 February 2010
Nationally civil servants are facing an attack by the government on their 'compensation scheme' - their redundancy rights...
27 February 2008
Tales from the council chamber: The most significant outcome of the recent Coventry council debate on next year's budget was how little would change whichever of the two main parties ran the council., writes Dave Nellist, Socialist Party Councillor, Coventry
11 October 2007
Postal workers on strike in 2007, photo Socialist Party
13 September 2007
RMT protest against Tube privatisation, photo Paul Mattsson
25 January 2007
Job cuts, low pay, privatisation: PUBLIC AND Commercial Services union (PCS) members have voted for national industrial action across the civil service. 61,488 (61.3%) voted for strike action.
12 May 2005
New Labour wastes billions on consultants: A SHOCKING report has just been published which reveals that the government spent nearly £2 billion on management consultants last year...
4 December 2004
Defend public services: BY STRIKING on 25-26 November, teaching assistants (TAs) across Brighton and Hove showed their willingness to fight the council to receive a fair and decent salary...
24 July 2004
THOUSANDS OF workers at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are striking against low pay on 29 and 30 July. The starting salary at the DWP is a scandalously low £10,300. Many DWP staff have to claim the very benefits they are...
27 March 2004
Defend Public Services. GORDON BROWN dropped a budget bombshell. Over 40,000 civil service jobs are to be axed. Thousands more could go through 'efficiency' savings.
19 July 2002
GORDON BROWN'S announcement of extra cash for education will be welcomed by parents and teachers - but many will be wondering why it's taken so long to deliver extra funding when education was meant to be New Labour's top priority! writes Martin Powell-Davies, Lewisham NUT.
13 July 2001
MERSEYSIDE FIREFIGHTERS have voted by a 82.7% majority for strike action. Chief fire officer, Malcolm Saunders and the Merseyside Fire Authority want to recruit non-uniformed staff directly into uniformed...
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