Socialist Worker readers may have noticed the start of the “silly season” in the mainstream media, where relatively irrelevant stories are bumped up to the front pages.
But Socialist Worker has not been able to indulge in it. August is usually a quiet month with little struggle to report – but not this year.
A rash of strikes are breaking out as workers fight below-inflation pay, including tube workers, bus workers and council workers in Scotland.
The fact that all of this is taking place in August reflects the depth of anger that exists among workers. It is also clear that there is a determined mood for workers to fight back together – and is a sign that we’re heading towards an autumn of class struggle.
Bosses unleash misery on ordinary people