Workers are well aware that management cannot be trusted. Threats on pay, pensions and redundancies still remain and must be responded to by a determined campaign to organise all Fujitsu workers in the coming weeks.
Jim Rodgers (Right), the Ulster Unionist Party councillor for East Belfast and a board member of the Northern Ireland Library Authority was today challenged to “publicly justify the closure of local libraries” proposed in a current consultation paper.
Tommy Black, East Belfast Socialist Party representative said “Eleven councillors from the four main political parties are on the board of the Library Authority which is proposing the closure of fifteen libraries throughout Belfast, including six in East Belfast.”
2010 - The most tumultuous year for two decades
Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of the Socialist Party (CWI England and Wales), reviews the developments and events of 2010 in Britain and worldwide, and looks forward to further struggles in 2011. This article will also be published in the first issue of The Socialist (weekly paper of Socialist Party) in 2011. 2010 was socially and politically unrecognisable compared to 2009. This was undoubtedly the most tumultuous year for over two decades, particularly in Britain. The British general election took place a mere seven months ago yet, such is the speed and sweep of events, that now we almost live in a ‘different country’. From the moment of their installation the Con-Dems – with the ‘Fib Dems’ selling their ‘principles’ for the lure of office - have been under siege.
Workers and youth challenge cuts through mass strikes and protests
The mobilisation of the French working class has now reached a crucial stage. Strikes and mass demonstrations today, according to the CGT trade union confederation, again brought a staggering 3.5 million people onto the streets. Starting from a fierce opposition to the pensions reform, the movement has taken a much wider, deeper, and more radical character. This fierce movement of the French workers, as well as the youth, has become an opportunity to demonstrate their massive anger against the general state of affairs, and their rejection of the present right-wing Sarkozy government.