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‘Calling all Corbyn supporters’ Young Socialists Wales off to a flying start

Young socialists in Cardiff, some members of the Labour Party, some members of the Socialist Party, many members of no party have launched … Young Socialists Wales. Arising out of the enthusiasm and campaigning in support of Jeremy Corbyn’s election campaign they have come together campaigning for justice for Grenfell and now for the rights of workers in the gig ...

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UHW hospital bosses back the prosecution of their own workers

Welsh government must cancel all fines and PFI deal Seventy-five health workers at University Hospital of Wales hospital in Cardiff are facing fines totalling £65,000 after the Cardiff Civil Justice Centre ruled in favour of parking corporation Indigo collecting the fines. Indigo claims there are £12.8 million in unpaid fines due from April 2016. Workers have incurred the fines parking ...

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Bron Afon workers fight £3000 pay cut

Support workers hit by austerity and outsourcing Unison members working for Bron Afon housing association in Torfaen have taken the first of three days strike action after annual wages for the overwhelming majority of staff in the Supported Living Team was cut by over £3000. Support workers at Bron Afon, provide assistance to vulnerable people over the age of 50 ...

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Minneapolis wins $15 minimum wage

Minneapolis is getting a raise, and becoming the first Midwestern city to enact a $15 an hour minimum wage. The proposal will benefit 71,000 workers, overwhelmingly women and workers of color. Winning $15 in Minneapolis shows another way cities can push back against Trump’s corporate-backed agenda. In three short years, the fight for $15 in Minneapolis went from an isolated ...

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Greece: The rise and fall of Syriza

On 5 July 2015 a historic referendum took place in Greece against the European troika’s austerity memorandum, with a tremendous 61.5% majority vote for No. But two years later, Greek society under a Syriza-led government is faced with the continuation of the same policies that were applied by the traditional parties of the ruling class, the social democratic Pasok and ...

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Weakened Tories forced into Northern Ireland abortion u-turn

Thursday 29 June 2017 saw a significant step forward for women in Northern Ireland (NI). Funding to cover the financial costs for them to access abortions in England was pledged by the Tory minority government. The Tories’ ‘supply and confidence’ deal with the ten DUP MPs turned a spotlight on Northern Irish politics. This year marks the 50th anniversary of ...

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UCU strike at Coleg Y Cymoedd

It was a measure of the frustration at rising workloads and stress levels over 50 college workers took it in turns to picket the four campuses of Coleg y Cymoedd. UCU members were out in force at Nantgarw, Ystrad Mynach, Rhondda and Aberdare campuses in a one day strike supported by 80% in a strike ballot. One of the strikers ...

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