Citizen Protection minister Michalis Chrisochoidis, a member of Pasok (rough equivalent of the Labour Party), is leading an anti-refugee drive in the run-up to Greece’s parliamentary election on 6 May.
Solidarity 243, 25 April 2012
Tube Lines workers, who do maintenance on London Underground lines, are striking on 24-27 April.
Trade unions organising at the BBC have announced they will ballot members for strike action to win a pay increase in line with inflation.
550 workers could lose their jobs as British Gas plans to close its Southampton centre.
The precise extent of the public sector pensions strike on 10 May remains unclear, as some unions are pushing the day as a mere “day of action”, while others emphasise walkouts and pickets.
A conference of oil tanker driver trade union reps has overwhelmingly voted to reject the deal offered by fuel haulage bosses in an attempt to avert a potential strike over safety and minimum standards.
Teachers and support staff at Central Foundation Girls School in East London will strike on Wednesday 25 April as part of a battle to resist redundancies and pay cuts.
Liam McNulty concludes his article on the Trotskyists in the Spanish revolution of 1936/7.
In 1992 Italy was engulfed by the corruption scandal “Tangentopoli” (bribesville). That, Italy’s most serious post-war political crisis, saw the end of the First Republic and all its major political parties.