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From The Socialist newspaper, 8 April 2009

Unison elections

Important elections are taking place in Unison. The existing leadership is trying to strengthen its grip on the union through witch-hunts and other bureaucratic means. But the Reclaim the Union campaign initiated by the Socialist Party is putting forward a list of left candidates for the national executive which will challenge the existing leadership. The ballot runs from 14 April to 15 May.
For more details about the witch-hunt see www.stopthewitchhunt.org.uk

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In The Socialist 8 April 2009:

Visteon car workers fight for their rights

Reports from Visteon plants in Belfast, Enfield and Basildon

National Union of Teachers Conference: Call national action on workload


Youth fight for jobs

Youth march for jobs: This is only the beginning!

NUS leaders out of touch


Socialist Party editorial

No solution at London G20 summit

G20 Summit protests: Democratic rights trampled on


Socialist Party feature

The battle to defeat the Poll Tax


Socialist Party campaigns

EU presses for cuts in public spending

Fast news


International socialist news

Stop the slaughter of Tamils in Sri Lanka

Arundhati Roy indicts the Sri Lankan Rajapakse regime

Egyptian regime: 'Scared that independent unions will succeed; scared a revolution will happen'

Solidarity with Kazakhstan oil workers


Socialist Party workplace news

Conned by John Lewis

Stockport cab drivers fight deregulation

No cuts to further education in Wales!

Campaign forces suspension of Wirral library closures

Unison elections

Rail workers fight job cuts


 

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