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It’s time for the anti-cuts movement to turn anger into action

  Rebecca Anderson, a rep in the PCS civil servants’ union, looks at the political situation in Britain and asks why growing poverty, and mass anger and disgust with the…

PCS must learn lessons of pensions debacle or repeat mistakes

Delegates to this year’s PCS conference were clearly in favour of further strike action in defence of pensions, pay and jobs and against the European austerity agenda, but the motions…

PCS: New strategy needed

By Rebecca Anderson   The issue of overriding importance at this year’s conference of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union  will again be the battle to save our pensions.…

How we can save the NHS

Workers Power conference debated and passed another resolution specifically on the fight to stop the destruction of the NHS, recognising the political importance of this struggle.…

Pensions dispute and the left: a tale of backsliding and cover-up

The 28 March strike by London schools and colleges showed just how impressive a nation-wide strike could have been. Around 1,500 schools were shut down or severely disrupted, while almost…

Pensions dispute: PCS union leaders betray struggle and call off strike

Civil Servants in the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) have voted overwhelmingly to reject pension cuts and to take further strike action, yet the union leadership today called off…

Pensions: left leaders in retreat – only the organised rank and file can restart the fight

After a turbulent week of union executive meetings, 300 militants packed into Friends Meeting House for an emergency conference to fight the pensions sell out. It soon became clear to…

Pensions conference: left leaders timid in face of right wing betrayal

PCS Left Unity, the leading faction in the civil service union, opened its doors to activists from all unions to debate the way forward, ahead of a pivotal week in…

Lambeth SOS: after J30, support the library strike!

Lambeth Save Our Services is planning to follow up the tremendous 30 June strike with a joint union reps meeting, campaign to stop call centre privatisation and solidarity with librarians’…

Pensions fury has its hour: report from central London actions

Yesterday an estimated 30, 000 teachers, lecturers and civil servants marched through London to show their opposition to the proposed changes to public sector pensions, writes Rachel Brooks The march…

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