Public sector workers are facing attacks across the board: on jobs, pay, and conditions; and over health and safety in the workplace. Socialist Appeal spoke to president of the PCS union, Fran Heathcote, about the struggles that lie ahead.
Following 65 days of tireless strike action, bus drivers at Go North West have scored an important victory in driving back the bosses’ fire-and-rehire attempts. This provides an inspiring example for other workers facing similar attacks.
Last weekend saw demonstrations across the country, celebrating May Day and protesting against the Tories’ latest repressive laws. The labour movement must throw their weight behind this struggle, and fight to bring down this criminal government.
Workers at Norwich City Council are stirring after being forced onto worse contracts. Instead of implementing austerity, Labour councils must organise a mass fightback against the cuts. The labour movement needs militant leadership.
Following Brexit, ruthless bosses are taking advantage of new immigration rules in order to exploit migrant labour even further. The labour movement must organise workers across the board and fight back against this race to the bottom.
People with learning disabilities have been hit hard by COVID, with disproportionately high death rates. This is a graphic reminder that under capitalism, the needs of the most vulnerable will always be sacrificed for profit.