cost of living
Is the cost of living crisis ending?
Rising rent, soaring energy bills and skyrocketing grocery costs – for many, the cost of living crisis has been a severe cause of financial and psychological stress. According to capitalist economists previous recession fears were exaggerated, and that inflationary pressures are subsiding. So, it is worth asking, is the cost of living crisis finally coming to an end?
“The Working Class is Back:” Are we headed for a general strike?
By Matt Kilsby, Socialist Alternative (ISA in England, Wales & Scotland) Not a day goes by without more…
BT/Openreach strike: for a cost of living busting wage increase
By Paddy Meehan, communications worker A whopping 95.8% and 91.5% vote for strike action in Openreach and BT…
“We Put Manners on this Company” – Interview with Interface Worker
Workers at Interface Europe, a flooring manufacturer based in Craigavon, have won a 15.25% pay increase after taking…
NIPSA Conference: Bureaucratic manoeuvres bins motions on war and cost of living
The Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance(NIPSA)’s annual conference began today. While delegates and members will want the union…
Energy cost hikes: Take the energy companies into public ownership
From December 2021, Firmus energy implemented a 38% rise in the cost of gas across their “Ten Towns” network area. This follows a 35% hike in October and the previous 18% hike, earlier in 2021, meaning the company practically doubled prices in a single calendar year.