Lambeth Council in south London agreed to a deal which will save all the jobs in the library service following the workers announcing strike action against libraries cuts.
Solidarity 213, 3 August 2011
On top of the public sector job cuts, private-sector industry is cutting jobs too.
Thousands demonstrated on Saturday 23 July to save jobs at the Bombardier train manufacturing plant in Derby.
BBC workers took a second day of strike action on Monday 1 August in a battle over job cuts.
Social workers at Southampton Council joined local government workers’ indefinite rolling strikes on 3 August as the Tory-led council continues to push ahead with its cuts programme.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced that industrial action in the autumn over reforms to the firefighter pensions scheme now looks “increasingly likely”.
J T (John Thomas) Murphy was a Sheffield metal-worker and, in 1920, became a founding member of the Communist Party of Great Britain.
By Dan Katz
This book is available for a bit more than £8 on Amazon, which makes it a bargain.
It would be odd if book reviews in socialist newspapers spent much time reviewing novels about obscure dead aristocrats.