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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 February 2022

TUSC by-elections round-up

TUSC leaflets

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Bristol Labour £19.5 million cuts

Vote TUSC in Southmead on 17 February

Mike Luff, Bristol North Socialist Party

At a Bristol council cabinet meeting, a GMB union representative for Avon and Wessex declared: "Low-paid citizens face a triple whammy of a 3% rise in council tax, 4% rise in rent, and probably 20 to 30% rise in their service charges."

The union representative for Bristol Unison said: "This is a real kick in the teeth for council employees and their employment law rights." There is an attack on the trade union facility-time budget from £195,000 to £50,000, and £5.5 million cuts to the workforce.

The privatisation of a short-term residential unit for vulnerable adults, higher parking and allotment charges, and making 'Meals on Wheels' pay for itself - all need to be opposed.

Sharon Graham, Unite union general secretary, has said: "Local authorities can agree balanced, legal budgets that do not make cuts. It is perfectly possible for them to use their reserves and borrowing powers to plug gaps, while at the same time campaigning for adequate central government funding to safeguard council services."

The campaign has now started for Socialist Party member Tom Baldwin, standing as part of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), in the Southmead by-election on 17 February.


North East Lincolnshire

Vote TUSC in Park ward on 17 February

Socialist Party member Dave Mitchell, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate in Park ward, said: "Every year our council tax goes up! Our Tory council admits it's to pay for cuts.

"Cuts that their Tory government have been making since 2010. Cuts that have decimated youth services and now children's services that are rated 'inadequate', yet they'll waste money on vanity projects.

"But when Labour was in charge of the council, it just carried out the Tory government's dirty work by passing on the cuts in local jobs and services."

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In The Socialist 2 February 2022:


News

Tories attack UC recipients with 'get any job' threat

NHS mandatory vaccination to be ditched

NI rise piled onto shoulders of the lowest paid

Gas and electric bills set to soar by 50% this year

Covering basic costs is hard, and it's getting worse


International news

Ukraine: Workers' unity needed

Northern Ireland: Bloody Sunday 50 years on

School students strike in Austria

Coup d'état in Burkina Faso

France: Education workers and students walkout


TUSC

Tories Out!

Dave Nellist standing for Birmingham Erdington

Why a socialist candidate for Birmingham Erdington is vital

Hackney Unison to encourage anti-cuts candidates

Essex cuts racket must end

Portsmouth: Council workers leaving and tenants' double whammy

TUSC by-elections round-up


Workers fighting back

The winter strike wave escalates as workers fight back and win

NHS workers begin strike for 15% and against outsourcing

Victory at NewVIc college! 'The picket line gives us power'

Coventry bins: all-out against strike-breaking Labour council

Scunny scaffs strike restarts with a bang, barricades and a win!

PCS 2022 elections

Workplace news in brief


Campaigns news

Tories sinking, workers rising - help fund the socialist fightback

May Day Greetings: Back the paper that backs the working class

Why I joined: I'm tired of austerity and status quo

Socialist Students getting organised for 2 March walkout


Review

Belfast: Worth watching portrayal of previously airbrushed workers' unity


 

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Related links:

TUSC:

triangleVote Nellist for a workers' MP in Erdington

triangleCampaigning in Birmingham Erdington by-election

triangleBirmingham Erdington by-election

triangleBrighton & Hove TUSC: What do you want from Brighton council?

triangleBirmingham: TUSC Erdington election launch meeting

Elections:

trianglePreparing for the council and Erdington elections

trianglePCS 2022 elections

triangleFormer MP colleague of Jeremy Corbyn to stand in Birmingham Erdington by-election

triangleWant to fight austerity?

Labour:

triangleThe Erdington byelection and the fight for a new mass workers' party

triangleBrighton Green and Labour cuts - workers and communities fight back

trianglePrivatisation and crisis in the NHS

Cuts:

triangleSurrey: Unions and campaigns say stand as an anti-cuts candidate

triangleRestore Cardiff's slashed services

Bristol:

triangleBristol North Socialist Party: International Women's Day and the Russian Revolution

Council:

triangleNewham City Farm - closed with no consultation

Socialist:

triangleCarlisle Socialist Party: What now for Ukraine and Russia?

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Anti-cuts

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