Activists meet to debate Tube action
RMT union activists met to discuss the possibility of further strikes on London Underground on Monday of this week.
The meeting was called to consider the latest offer from pay talks with bosses, which the union described as “pitiful” and “unacceptable”.
The meeting’s outcome was unclear as Socialist Worker went to press.
Standing room only against austerity
Up to 150 people packed into the North London People’s Assembly last Saturday. They heard speakers included Owen Jones, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett and Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn.
The format limited debates on strategy. But there was strong support for this Saturday’s anti-racism march and the national anti-austerity demonstration set for 20 June.
Workers say milk boss smells off
The GMB union is balloting milk delivery drivers based in Leeds for strikes to defend jobs and conditions.
The workers deliver to supermarket chains in the north of England.
Their new employer Moran Logistics has not guaranteed pay and conditions.
The drivers voted by 98 percent to strike in a consultative ballot last week.
Radical debates at Dundee conference
Over 200 activists attended the Radical Independence Conference in Dundee last Saturday. Workshops included discussions of gender, trade unions and welfare cuts.
It showed continued interest in alternative radical ideas to the mainstream political parties as people ask what kind of left is needed to challenge austerity.
Bolton anniversary event over policing
The justice4bolton campaign was set to hold an anniversary event on Friday of this week.
It marks five years since police attacked anti-fascist protesters in the town.
Climate conference will debate action
This Changes Everything 2015 will debate alternatives to capitalism next weekend to combat climate change.