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Unison vows to fight £31m cuts by Carmarthenshire Plaid council

Carmarthenshire Unison branch has attacked the decision of Plaid-led Carmarthenshire County Council to impose £31 million cuts on the county. Mark Evans, secretary of the Carmarthenshire Unison, also slammed the sham consultation that Carmarthenshire and other councils are employing. Speaking to the Western Mail Evans said: “This is a sham consultation where most of the decisions have already been made ...

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Cardiff crack-down on homeless people

By Dave Reid In the last couple of years there has been a marked increase in the number of homeless people living and begging on the streets of Cardiff. Official figures indicate an increase of 7% sleeping rough in one year, but surrounding cities and towns report increases of 60-90% which appear more accurate. The sharp increase is in large ...

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Brum bin workers great victory against Blairite Labour council

By Ian Leech and Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party The Socialist Party salutes the marvellous campaign of Birmingham’s bin workers. Birmingham council have backed down in their battle with the city’s bin workers on the eve of a High Court hearing to determine whether their 106 threatened redundancies were lawful. The council have agreed to withdraw the redundancies and give the ...

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After the budget – unions must launch pay fight

By Rob Williams and Glenn Kelly Millions of public sector workers will be vainly sifting through Hammond’s budget for details of any pay rises. The reality is that most of them will be looking down the barrel at a full decade of Tory pay caps, maintaining the catastrophe of the fall in living standards. Two million local government workers and half ...

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Review: Labour – The Summer That Changed Everything

By Dave Reid Today it all appears to be sweetness and light in the Parliamentary Labour Party. The daily Blairite attacks on Corbyn appear to have receded and Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell seem to be believe that the PLP is behind them. But David Modell’s fly-on-the wall documentary that followed four candidates through the general election campaign earlier this ...

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Tories on the brink – kick them out!

By Clare Laker-Mansfield Division, scandal and crisis: these are the most striking features of Theresa May’s government today. If faced with mass protest by workers and youth – this shambolic Tory regime could be forced from power. Indeed, they could be pressed into calling a general election at any moment. Our movement must therefore go on the offensive. On 15 ...

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Robber barons own $6trn

Take the wealth off the 1% Come to Socialism 2017! By Andrew Carss, The Socialist November 2 2017 The combined wealth of the world’s billionaires has now reached an eye-watering $6 trillion. Up by nearly a fifth from last year, vast profits wringed from the workers of the world are concentrated in ever fewer hands. The most powerful force in ...

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