The UK energy consumer price inflation rate is more than double the OECD average. The Tory government is blaming the Ukraine war, when the dizzyingly high level of energy price inflation is down to UK government policy choices. Labour should back the TUC’s proposals as they would help tackle this energy cost crisis.
The oppression of France’s undocumented migrant population ensures a supply of cheap labour for capital to exploit. In response to this racism and super-exploitation the Sans Papiers have launched a wave of struggles and achieved some victories, and continue to fight back.
The ‘Americanising’ of the British economy and society:
attack real wages and living standards; anti-strike legislation; further privatisation especially of the NHS; roll-back of efforts to tackle climate change; renewed deregulation of the City of London; and whipping up a frenzy against migrants and refugees to act as a distraction.
The unions engaged in this strike wave need political and material support. Labour movement activists, in every locality, should be working together to build up such solidarity.
The US backed oligarchy has achieved its coup. In response to the right’s attacks, Castillo had left his party, demobilised his peasant base, refused to close ranks with the Peruvian left, given into the right’s demands and embraced the OAS and US embassy.
Support the postal workers!
CWU Royal Mail next strike days:
Friday 9th December, Sunday 11th, Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th.