The Workers Party of Britain denounces Network Rail’s plan to cut up to 2,500 rail jobs, condemns transport secretary Grant Shapps threat to criminalise strikes and welcomes the overwhelming mandate for national strike action delivered by an RMT ballot of over 40,000 rail workers. A magnificent 89 percent voted for strike action on a turn out of 71 percent.
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More than 260 million people could be plunged into extreme poverty this year because of skyrocketing inflation while hundreds have become billionaires whose cumulative wealth rose 30 percent, according toContinue reading “Billionaire bonanza”
Is Labour a lost cause? George Galloway responds to GB News.
What is the reason for the decline of the Labour Party and is it a lost cause? George gives his straight forward and honest answer here as always, and it might upset some members of the ‘left’.
Fundraising for Batley 2022
This campaign is to raise funds to lay the foundations of our 2022 local election campaign in Batley and the surrounding area. We’ve already distributed 190,000 flyers during the 2021 by-election, and after our magnificent result (polling over 8,000 votes) we’re well known on the ground.
Bosses making a killing whilst poisoning our rivers
The Sunday Times has published a piece juxtaposing the dire record of three companies in poisoning the nation’s rivers and lakes with the ongoing bonanza being enjoyed by their directors:Continue reading “Bosses making a killing whilst poisoning our rivers”
Ellesmere Port & Chester branch: Statement on council tax rise
Despite rising unemployment, 53% of councils in England have proposed raising council tax bills by the maximum amount of 5%, attempting to balance their budgets on the back of the working class.
Argentina passes Corona wealth tax on super-rich
A BBC report this week announced that Argentina has enacted a Corona wealth tax, similar in principal to that proposed by the Workers Party of Britain.
Fight the Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme in Birmingham
Birmingham city council knows how to waste public money. The Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme installed in Kings Heath is supposed to reduce the number of cars on the road, although in reality all it has done is funnel them onto fewer roads, increasing congestion and raising the emissions levels on those roads.
Tories agree to spend an extra £170 million feeding hungry children
The Workers Party welcomes the government’s latest U-turn – forced by the outrage of the working class generally and the high-profile campaigning of England football star Marcus Rashford in particular – over the plight of hungry children in Britain, but we believe the state should go much further in ensuring a decent start for all Britain’s children.
WPB TU group: Win trade unionists for socialism
The Workers Party of Britain Trade Union group discussed recently how to win more workers to trade unionism and more trade unionists to socialism.