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The RMT and POA call on parliament to unshackle the unions, photo Paul Mattsson

The RMT and POA call on parliament to unshackle the unions, photo Paul Mattsson

22 August 2012

Fare rises and rail cuts: Kick the fat cats off our railways!

Privatised railways don't work. Britain's rail fares - already up to ten times more than those in Italy where the service is state owned - are being increased by between 6% and 11% in January. The First...

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16 August 2012

Cut rail fares! Renationalise the railways!

Privatisation is a Tory con! Since the railways were privatised they have been subsidised by 3 billion a year more than when they were state-owned. The collapse of Railtrack cost a further 20 billion...

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11 January 2012

Fat cat pay: empty words from Cameron

Prime minister David Cameron now tells us that he is determined to announce action in this spring's Queen's speech on the phenomenally high pay of 'fat cat' company executives, writes Roger Shrives.

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27 April 2011

Swansea says: make the fat cats pay!

On Saturday 23 May the Socialist Party in Swansea held a public ballot in the city centre that asked who should be responsible for paying for the financial crisis: banks and big business, or public sector workers such as teachers, nurses, and civil servants?, writes Claire Job, Secretary, Swansea Socialist Party.

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18 April 2010

Making socialist ideas a reality

For fighting, democratic trade unions: The Socialist Party does not expect to be able to persuade the fat cats and the pro-big business politicians of the error of their ways...

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18 April 2010

How would we pay for all this?

The top politicians and fat cats would have us believe that socialist policies are unrealistic and unaffordable...

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31 March 2009

Bail out workers, not Wall Street!

THERE HAS been a tidal wave of outrage generated by the bonus payments paid to top bankers after their bankrupt corporations were bailed out with public funds...

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4 March 2009

RBS pension scandal: Not a penny for these fat cats!

RESEMBLING SOME kind of feudal payment in perpetuity, sacked Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin's 693,000 annual pension is absolutely outrageous, writes Pete Mason.

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17 September 2008

Protesters tackle Metro privatisation

To chants of 'Robbing Fat Cats' a hundred privateers were met by around 50 trade unionists and community activists who oppose privatisation plans for the Newcastle Metro, writes Elaine Brunskill.

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28 May 2008

Them & Us

CREDIT CRUNCH hitting wages and prices? Not true for City of London fat cats who have been awarded bonuses totalling 13.2 billion so far this year.

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6 February 2008

Why they call them 'fat cats'

LONDON'S MOST expensive set menu is a high-cholesterol, high alcohol 1,000 a head seven course 'non-vegetarian extravaganza' designed for, literally, 'fat-cat' City bankers with huge bonuses....

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7 June 2007

The fat cat and the 'cleaning lady'

NICHOLAS FERGUSON is chairman of SVC Capital, the firm that built Europe's biggest private equity fund, "almost from scratch"...

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3 May 2007

Fat cats eye the cream

WHOEVER TAKES over as commercial director at the Department of Health will oversee the purchase of care for NHS patients...

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12 April 2007

Why legal aid should be defended

WORKERS HAVE only ever won legal 'rights' through struggle. Even then, there is not much point in having these rights if you cannot assert them at court....

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24 August 2006

Cream for fat cats - debts for us!

TOP EXECUTIVES' pay is still soaring. Chief executives from the 100 biggest UK-based firms received average pay rises of 10% last year, more than twice as high as increases across industry...

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24 November 2005

Don't let 'fat cats' axe our NHS

THE CHIEF executive of Huddersfield's two primary care trusts recently described local midwives as a "disgrace" for daring to oppose plans to centralise consultant-led maternity services from Hudde...

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13 October 2005

Kick the fat cats out of the NHS

DIRECTORS OF the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, some already on as much as 140,000, have been awarded an 8% pay rise...

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26 May 2005

Kick the fat cats out of football

OVER 500 Manchester United fans crowded into a public meeting in Manchester on 19 May...

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9 October 2004

Don't Let The Fat Cats Bury The Big Cat

CBI boss threatens Coventry workers: DIGBY JONES, the bosses' representative at the head of the CBI has warned Jaguar workers not to "push water uphill". The Coventry Evening Telegraph reported him as saying that: "Unions should recognise they could push Ford too...

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9 August 2003

End Fat Cat Rule

FORMER ICI boss and management guru John Harvey-Jones calls huge fat-cat executive pay "obscene and unnecessary." But the fat cats ignore this rebuke from a fellow boss - they're sneering all the way to the bank...

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