Despite being hammered by inflation, Unison has failed to galvanise members in ballots over pay. Left activists must mobilise to win a majority in upcoming union elections, in order to launch a real struggle against the government and employers.
While reckless Tory ministers tell us to ‘live with the virus’, the country’s hospitals and healthcare workers are at breaking point. Years of privatisation and austerity have left the NHS on the brink. Only socialist policies can save it.
Around 70 refuse collection drivers working for Coventry city council and organised in Unite the Union are out on strike over the issue of ‘poverty pay rates’. In the face of a hostile council, these drivers are determined to win.
Former Labour leader Tony Blair was recently knighted for his services to the establishment. Amongst these were his refusal as prime minister to address institutional racism in the police. To end racism, we must fight to abolish capitalism.
This year’s Honours List has provided another opportunity for the ruling class to reward its representatives for their loyal service – none more noticeably than war criminal ‘Sir’ Tony Blair. It is time to overthrow this whole rotten system.
The government is currently trying to sneak in amendments to reactionary legislation on policing and protests. The labour movement must fight to resist the bill, overturn all draconian and repressive laws, and overthrow this rotten system.