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Welsh budget: Labour government implements Tory cuts

By Dave Reid (Secretary, Socialist Party Wales) The Welsh government’s budget continues Welsh Labour’s policy of meekly passing on the Tories’ public service cuts and inflicting them on some of the most deprived communities in western Europe. The Welsh government is slamming another nail into the coffin of council services. There will be a further cut of 3.5% to council ...

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Welsh Campaign4Corbyn needed

Socialist Party Wales is proposing “Campaigns4Corbyn” in as many different parts of Wales as possible. In Cardiff we would like to immediately establish a “Cardiff4Corbyn” campaign, inviting all individuals and organisations who want to defend Jeremy Corbyn from his right-wing opponents to participate and work together, including current Labour Party members and affiliated trade unions plus Corbyn-supporting unions like the ...

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National Museum Workers Accept Deal

By Dave Reid PCS members at the National Museum of Wales (NMW) have voted by 78% to accept an improved offer from museum management to end the long running dispute arising from the cut to premium payments for weekend working. The museum strike has had a major impact on the labour movement in Wales. Museum workers have been on continuous ...

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Brookes workers walk out against pay cut

By Dave Reid 150 workers, members of the BFAWU Bakers Union, rallied at the picket line at RJ Brookes in Rogerstone, Newport this morning supported by members of the National Shop Stewards Network, Youth Fight For Jobs and strikers from the National Museum of Wales. They are on a 48 hour strike against the company, owned by 2 Sisters, cutting ...

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University lecturers two-day strike for fair pay

UCU members were out in force on picket lines at universities across Wales in the first day of UK-wide two-day strike action against a paltry 1.1% pay offer from university employers. “Comrades, this strike is all about respect” declared the branch president at the UCU on the Cardiff University picket line rally. Vice chancellors are receiving four times the wages ...

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Tata worker pensions under threat

How can a buyer be trusted with jobs and communities if they won’t take on workers’ pensions? By Rob Williams, former convenor Swansea Visteon It is becoming increasingly clear from the different bids to take over (or be virtually given) all or part of Tata Steel’s UK operations that none of the potential buyers won’t take on the £15 billion ...

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SAVE OUR STEEL – Nationalise Tata!

By Alec Thraves According to some commentators, the multinational Tata Group has a reputation of being a paternalistic and caring corporation that takes into consideration the wellbeing of its workforce. Try telling that to the 4,000 steelworkers in Port Talbot and the tens of thousands across the rest of England, Wales and Scotland who either work for Tata Steel or ...

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