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Austerity


Cuts provoke a walkout in Greece

12 April 2016
Greece’s creditors were in Athens this week negotiating more austerity.

'We don't believe a word they say' - Lambeth residents take on Labour over cuts

12 April 2016
Top Labour party politicians avoided angry campaigners fighting to save their libraries at a party fundraiser in south London last night, Monday.

News in brief

12 April 2016
Short news stories from the last week including Tory ministers keep their grip on Tower Hamlets council, benefit cuts hit the poor again and the offshore 'saviour' of Tata Steel in Scunthorpe

Over 1,000 on protest in London demanding David Cameron's resignation

09 April 2016
A protest demanding David Cameron's resignation laid siege to the Tories in central London today, Saturday. 

People's Assembly protest on 16 April can give anti-austerity resistance a boost

05 April 2016
Campaigners are finding enthusiasm for a planned national protest against austerity, reports Nick Clark

Carnegie library occupation deepens cracks in the austerity Labour Party in Lambeth

05 April 2016
The Labour Party in Lambeth, South London, is in crisis after being caught off guard by the scale and determination of opposition to its council's library cuts. Councillors face strikes, protests and an occupation – while big chunks of their own party's membership are also attacking them.

DWP workers' pay rise should not have strings attached

30 March 2016
PCS union members in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will soon be offered an above inflation pay offer for the first time in years.

Six myths about the European Union

30 March 2016
Left wing supporters of the European Union (EU) predict disaster if Britain votes to Leave. They say workers’ lives would get harder and racism would rise. But what would really happen? Socialist Worker looks behind six myths

French unions join resistance

30 March 2016
Major strikes in France against a new employment law were planned for Thursday of this week.

South London libraries fight gathers support from other council workers

30 March 2016
The fight to save Lambeth libraries from south London Labour council’s cuts stepped up a notch last week.

Joint action on the cards at Glasgow City Council

30 March 2016
Over 6,000 trade union members working for Glasgow City Council are balloting for strikes against the latest cuts driven through by the Labour-run administration.

Letters

30 March 2016
Socialist Worker readers write in on Iain Duncan Smith's resignation, Tory plans for academisation, international war crimes, the German elections, and more

Junior Doctors escalate industrial action

23 March 2016
The British Medical Association escalates its programme of industrial action as Tories refuse to come to table

Osborne's budget spells out pain for ordinary people

16 March 2016
 Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled a tax giveaway for the rich, more cuts for the poor, and an admission that his economic strategy is in trouble.

Tories are organised—we need to be too

15 March 2016
Thousands of people are furious at our rulers—from their treatment of refugees to the cuts that devastate lives while they bask in luxury.

The hateful Tories unite to attack us

15 March 2016
A budget of cuts for working class people is one thing the bitterly divided Tory party can still agree on, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Cuts that fail our class—the battle for education

15 March 2016
The struggle to defend education is taking off in England and Scotland. Sadie Robinson and Raymie Kiernan spoke to lecturers and students about how austerity is wrecking education—and how they’re fighting back

GALLERY - Lambeth campaigners tell London Labour council, 'Don't steal our libraries'

07 March 2016
A 500-strong march against library cuts brought library workers, users and local residents together to oppose Labour's cuts yesterday, Saturday

SNP fails to deliver on its pledge to scrap council tax

03 March 2016
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has proposed minimal changes to the deeply regressive council tax system which could have been implemented under existing powers years ago.

Tory budget cuts pose a challenge to unions

01 March 2016
Tory chancellor George Osborne’s lies about the economy are falling apart.

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