Energy supplier Centrica is expecting an almost eightfold increase in net profit. This at a time where 34% of adults in Britain face a choice between ‘heating or eating’ due, among other things, to a twofold increase in energy prices in the last year.
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PFI is a monkey on our backs
An island of coal in a sea of oil, with huge potential for wind and water power providing energy to power our industry. All the requisite skill to make steel, glass, or innovative buildings from timber and other materials and an educated workforce to fill our hospitals, schools and houses with technology and the equipment we need.
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.
Victory to the Manchester bus strike!
The Workers Party of Britain denounces the ‘fire and rehire’ stunt being pulled by Go North West and salutes the example being set by the striking Manchester bus drivers.
Tomahawk: Stop scalping workers’ pay!
The Workers Party of Britain denounces the Tomahawk Steakhouse restaurant chain for trying to force its furloughed staff to lend the company 10% of their pay as an interest-free loan!
Support the Pilkington strike plans!
The Workers Party of Britain denounces the plan by Pilkingon to renege on the pay settlement it concluded with its workers and welcomes Unite’s decision to call a strike ballot over the issue.
Fight the university job cuts!
The Workers Party of Britain denounces plans by a number of universities to make many of their academic staff redundant and supports the resistance being put up by some workers in this sector.
Save the on-board catering on South Western!
The Workers Party of Britain denounces South Western Railway’s plan to stop its on-board catering provision, making more than 130 workers redundant and depriving the traveling public of a valued service.
Defend the working conditions of Heathrow passport controllers!
The Workers Party of Britain condemns the plan by Border Force bosses to withdraw the family-friendly rostering arrangements long enjoyed by passport control staff at Heathrow, and welcome PCS plans to open a strike ballot on 8 January.
Support the striking guards at the Royal Berkshire!
The Workers Party of Britain deplores the failure of outsourcing giant Kingdom Services Group to pay its security guards at the Royal Berkshire hospital a decent wage, and warmly commends the unanimous decision by the 23 Unite members affected to stage a second wave of strikes in January and February.