Paul Hampton reviews True Mission: Socialists and the Labor Party in the US by Eric Chester (Pluto 2004, £14.99)
Solidarity 058, 23 September 2004
By Nick Holden
Fire Brigades Union (FBU) leaders are claiming a victory in the final stages of their two year long pay dispute. They say management are finally paying previously-agreed pay increases from the 2003 pay deal.
The Health Service Group Executive of the public-service workers' union Unison voted on 8 September to recommend "Yes" to Agenda for Change.
Around 100 people, and organisations, including Voices in the Wilderness and No Sweat, came together on Saturday 4 September in central London to stage the Iraq War Fat Cats Theatrical Tour.
Workers at Stratford Social Security office, in east London, are to be balloted for indefinite strike action by their union PCS The ballot starts on Wednesday 22 September and the result will be known on by Friday 8 October.
Bruce Robinson reviews The Motorcycle Diaries.
Liverpool Social Workers' Strike, Swansea ballots on all out strike, Hackney College job cuts.
Between 1 and 22 October PCS will ballot all its members for a one-day strike on 5 November.
More than 700,000 public sector workers, including 320,000 teachers, struck on 16 September in probably the biggest strike in South Africa’s history.
The South African telecommunications firm Telkom plans to shed another 4,181 workers in three years, despite making record profits this year.