Ruthless construction bosses, with the help of the union bureaucracy, have attempted to rip up agreements in order to undermine workers’ wages and conditions. But rank-and-file activists have shown the way forward, waging a militant fightback.
A recent BBC audio series reveals the shocking injustice faced by Post Office workers falsely jailed for theft. The system is stacked in favour of the bosses. Only workers’ control can defend the many, not the few.
For decades, militant trade union activists have been targeted by the bosses. Now Marxists in the Labour Party will face similar victimisation, as part of Starmer’s purge. The scourge of blacklisting must be fought across the labour movement.
Labour’s right-wing dominated NEC has ruled that all candidate selections in the city of Liverpool will come under the control of the national party. This attack on grassroots democracy must be resisted by the whole left of the party.
London Underground bosses are attempting to rip up agreements in order to cut costs. Workers must not be made to pay for the coronavirus crisis. The labour movement must fight for full funding, safe conditions, and workers’ control.
New studies have uncovered vast disparities in health and life expectancy between different areas of the country. This ‘postcode lottery’ is a reflection of the clear class divide in society. Only bold socialist policies can address these scars.