Socialist Party candidate contests parliamentary by-election
‘Modernisation’ means cuts: Support the postal workers’ fightback
PCS Budget Day action
Following their well-supported two day strike on 8 and 9 March, up to 200,000 civil servants in the PCS union will be on strike again on budget day - Wednesday 24 March. This action is to defend contracts that guarantee a certain level of redundancy pay if civil servants lose their jobs.
The vast majority of civil servants are on low pay. They refuse to sit back and see their contracts ripped up because of an economic crisis not of their making, while the bankers are again making vast profits and paying themselves obscene bonuses. When working people demanded that bankers have their bonuses stopped, Labour ministers argued it could not be done because they have legally binding contracts: the hypocrisy is sickening!
2,000 protest in Belfast against education cuts vote
A huge protest brought Belfast city centre to a standstill as over two thousand young people, mainly school students, showed their opposition to £9,000 a year tuition fees for nearly 4 hours.
Police filmed school students as young as 13, pushed young protesters faces into police vans and shoved people into the crowd as a clear attempt to intimidate protesters.