How bad will Trussonomics be?

13th September 2022 shoreditchadmin2 0

The economic project of the Truss government overall has no prospects at all of meeting its stated aim of increasing the trend rate of growth in the economy.
The sole important obstacle to severe further damage to living standards, public services and wider society that are central to the project is the resistance being mounted by many trade unions and their members.

Two very different strikes

21st July 2022 shoreditchadmin2 0

Socialists support the striking rail workers and any others who enter the fray.
At the same, the Business Investment strike must be broken for any realistic possibility of a sustained rise in living standards.

Graph from: Eurostat

EU strikes on 14 November

8th November 2012 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

Unions in a number of European countries have called a mass one-day strike for November 14. It is the first time since the crisis began that co-ordinated industrial action has been organised in a number of different countries. It represents an important step forward in the growing collaboration between the workers’ organisations in a number of countries and poses the question of a European-wide action programme to deal with the crisis.