Workers Power issue 394

Make the rich pay for pensions and benefits linked to inflation

By R. Banks IN A desperate effort to distract the public’s attention from the ongoing Partygate scandal, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a package of measures to help those ‘hit hard’ by the cost of living crisis, partially funded by a windfall tax on energy profits. While scandal was the impetus for the announcement, desperate […]

George Banks  ·  31 May 2022

Deliveroo: GMB sweetheart deal delivers bitter aftertaste

By Alex Reynolds and Tim Nailsea FOOD DELIVERY couriers are one of the worst-paid and most precarious sectors of the labour force. This sector has traditionally been ignored by the major trade unions, who have considered the workforce to be too dispersed to be organised. The only unions who have made any attempt to unionise […]

Workers Power  ·  31 May 2022

PCS Conference votes to launch campaign on jobs and pay in the Autumn

By a PCS member WITHOUT WARNING, let alone consultation, Boris Johnson has announced over 90,000 job cuts in the civil service. To add insult to injury he did so through the pages of the virulently anti-worker Daily Mail, while suggesting the resultant savings would be used to cut taxes, benefiting the rich most. One in […]

PCS Activists  ·  31 May 2022

RMT ballot victory can shut down rail network

By Bernie McAdam IN RESPONSE to threats over pay, compulsory redundancies and safety, RMT rail workers have voted in favour of strike action across Network Rail and 13 other train companies in the biggest endorsement of strike action since privatisation. Only at GTR did the vote for action fall short. RMT balloted over 40,000 members, […]

Bernie McAdam  ·  31 May 2022

Tories’ 2022 diary: everything under attack everywhere

By R Banks IN THE closing days of its 2021–22 session, parliament passed all the Tories’ key pieces of legislation unamended. No sooner had the royal assent been given to these anti-working class Acts than yet more were proposed in the Queen’s Speech, in which the government set out its legislative agenda for the coming […]

George Banks  ·  31 May 2022

Abuse of power keeps the parliament to prison pipeline flowing

By Millie Collins IN THE same week it was revealed that Tory MPs and No. 10 staff were partying until 4:30am and verbally abusing cleaners and security guards, an unnamed Tory MP was arrested in connection to allegations of rape, indecent and sexual assault, abuse of a position of trust and misconduct in public office […]

Millie Collins  ·  31 May 2022

18 June must be the start of a fightback, not the end

Editorial June 2022, No. 394

KD Tait  ·  31 May 2022

US Supreme Court prepares historic attack on abortion rights

By Marcus Otono—Workers Power USA THE RECENT leak of a draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States repealing the Roe v Wade judgment that legalized abortion rights throughout the United States, has caused an explosion of anger and protests nationwide. The Court will deliver its final ruling in late June or […]

Marcus Otono  ·  31 May 2022

Marxism and the Trade Unions

What are they for?

Jeremy Dewar  ·  31 May 2022

The West’s war aims in Ukraine

By Dave Stockton THE WORLD situation in 2022 is characterised by multiple crises—the most immediate and far reaching in its global consequences is the war in Ukraine, which has massively boosted re-armament, the expansion of Nato, the world’s biggest war-waging alliance, and with it the global hegemony of the USA, coupled with a global food […]

Dave Stockton  ·  31 May 2022

Does Sinn Fein victory bring a united Ireland any closer?

Sinn Fein victory runs into Unionist veto

Bernie McAdam  ·  31 May 2022

Royal Mail: profits up, pay down as CWU prepares strike ballot

Demand 10% - or prepare to strike

A CWU Rep  ·  31 May 2022

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