March 23, 2018

NHS FightBack: Reject health trade unions’ sellout NHS pay deal!

Statement by the Socialist Equality Party The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) and NHS FightBack call on the more than 1 million National Health Service (NHS) workers to reject the sellout pay deal being pushed by 12 health trade unions in collusion with the Conservative government. The agreement is being touted as finally ending the 1 percent pay cap that has …

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March 5, 2018

UK lecturers dispute: Lessons from the West Virginia teachers strike

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) The strike by lecturers, librarians and administration staff against the attack on pensions by Universities UK (UUK) is entering its third week. Drawing lessons from the ongoing strike by 30,000 teachers in the US state of West Virginia is crucial in politically arming education staff here in the UK. The West Virginia teachers …

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November 22, 2017

Fire services cut to the bone

Decades of deregulation and cuts have gutted London’s fire service, dramatically reducing its capacity to cope with large disasters and increasing response times. Thirteen fire engines and at least six stations have been shut down since 1987 (according to recent Fire Brigade Union figures), the year of the King’s Cross tube station fire, London’s worst in living memory before the …

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November 14, 2017

Majority of Grenfell survivors still in temporary accommodation

The tragedy of Grenfell continues, with survivors still mostly housed in hotels and other forms of temporary accommodation five months after the fire. Only 26 of 203 are currently living in permanent homes. In addition, the Conservative government has admitted that more than half of former residents of the tower and nearby Grenfell Walk are still living in emergency accommodation. …

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November 13, 2017

Thousands mentally scarred by Grenfell inferno

Severe mental health issues are affecting thousands of inhabitants of the Grenfell area and others scarred by the tragedy. The public health response is the largest of its kind in Europe. Doctors estimate that over 11,000 people in the north Kensington community have been traumatised, although not all will seek treatment. Around 1,300 people have been seen so far regarding …

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November 12, 2017

Cover up over Grenfell Fire failings continues

By our reporter New documents have been released that expose historic negligence of the body responsible for managing Grenfell tower. Documents recently made public after a campaign by residents show a neglect of health and safety with respect to recommendations made by Capita Symonds. The evidence in the independent report that the been repressed for 12 years stated that “torches …

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July 27, 2017

The Grenfell Inferno — Public Meetings

The Grenfell Tower inferno was an act of social murder—a crime of capitalism. It was the end result of decades of deregulation and cuts, including the deadly impact of the gutting of the fire service, of Kensington and Chelsea Council’s ignoring repeated safety warnings and the criminal decision to cover the building in flammable cladding to make it look prettier …

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May 22, 2017

The class issues in the UK snap election

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) It is critical for working people and youth to understand the real reasons for the calling of the June 8 snap general election and the class issues that are at stake. Only in this way can the working class prepare for what will follow the election and determine how it must respond. Conservative …

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