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”
Category Archives: Society
Rents jump 8.3% in last few months
Zoopla found newly advertised rental prices were rising much faster across the UK. It said the average rent jumped 8.3% in the final three months of 2021 to £969 a month.
Cost of living crisis as fuel hits record price
It is being widely reported that petrol prices hit a new record over the weekend, reaching 148.02p a litre on average across the UK.
Those in work struggling to buy food
A Telford based charity featured in a BBC piece this week that highlighted the increasing level of “in work poverty”. As prices rise and wages stagnate, many are unable to afford the basics for themselves and their families.
Energy monopolies enjoying a bonanza
Britain’s energy monopolies are enjoying a profit bonanza as their rivals disappear and Ofgem fixes prices on their behalf.
WP Trade Union group issue statement on mandatory vaccination
Chair: Jason Turvey Vice Chair: Andy Hudd The following statement was endorsed by the Trade Union Group of the Workers Party of Britain at their meeting Friday 28 January 2022.Continue reading “WP Trade Union group issue statement on mandatory vaccination”
‘Protect our NHS’ while Labour and Tories sell it to the highest bidder!
Up to 100,000 NHS workers are facing the sack for failing to be vaccinated against covid-19 by the April deadline. We are being told that it is necessary for frontlineContinue reading “‘Protect our NHS’ while Labour and Tories sell it to the highest bidder!”
Why are children’s mental health services in crisis?
The following article was written by WPB member Liam Stowell for Nursing Times, and is reproduced here with thanks. The current narrative around children’s mental health is one of crisis.Continue reading “Why are children’s mental health services in crisis?”
Stop the expansion of waste combustion in Avonmouth!
The Workers Party of Britain is opposed to foisting yet another waste-burning operation onto the people of Avonmouth under present conditions. For many years Avonmouth residents have suffered from airContinue reading “Stop the expansion of waste combustion in Avonmouth!”
“3 Hospitals to 2”: Oppose the closure of Leicester General Hospital
Plans are well advanced to close Leicester General Hospital. Or in trust management doublespeak: “Leicester General has a key role to play in people’s future health and care needs byContinue reading ““3 Hospitals to 2”: Oppose the closure of Leicester General Hospital”