The tremendous victory of the construction electricians against the multinational Balfour Beatty and six other building contractors, confirmed yesterday, is a hugely significant moment for these workers but also the rest of the union movement, particularly in the private sector.
“The train is heading over the cliff”, declared one Tory MP as the OECD announced that Britain would shortly be back into recession, if it wasn’t there already.
Why socialists must campaign for a new mass workers party
SNP government ministers have made huge windfalls by selling their second homes, after the mortgage interest was paid for by the public purse.
“The scenes of despair and explosions of anger like those of 1981 will be back on our streets.
Tottenham is located in the borough of Haringey, north London, where over 10,000 people claim jobseeker’s allowance. One ward, Northumberland Park, is among the most deprived areas in Europe.
The government is attempting to steal £2.8 billion from public sector pensions in Britain. This is a brutal act of class warfare directed against millions of mainly low-paid workers.
Attempting to prosecute it is a tiny ruling elite, who despise the public sector and those who deliver the vital services that bind our communities together.
“The protesters in Athens can riot all they want, but they cannot alter the fundamental economic fact of their country – it is busted, mainly because it has been consuming more than it produces for many years. Even a socialist revolution… would not change that reality.” (Sean O’Grady, economics editor […]