A wave of strikes is spreading across Britain, as the bosses and Tories attempt to push further attacks and austerity. To defend itself, the working class needs a fighting leadership, militant action, and socialist policies.
Images of the scraps provided to hungry children have shone a light on the rotten scam of outsourcing – a system designed to siphon public money into the pockets of Tory cronies. To end food poverty, we need socialist planning.
Construction workers have faced endless attacks in recent years – from blacklisting, to bogus self-employment, to unsafe conditions. Now the bosses are pushing for a pay freeze, setting the stage for a bitter struggle.
Students across the country are mobilising for a mass rent strike movement this term. Under pressure, university bosses are offering concessions. Activists must fight for full refunds, free education, and democratic control.
Grassroots candidate Paul Holmes achieved an amazing result in the recent elections for Unison general secretary. We publish here a message from Paul, thanking his supporters and looking to the struggles ahead.
Today, British Gas workers are concluding a five-day strike over pay and conditions. But energy company bosses are refusing to back down. The labour movement must demand nationalisation of the Big Six.