Q. The Lib/Tory coalition says that the government just has to make social cuts, in the same way as anyone who has "maxed out" their credit cards needs to cut back. Is that true?
Solidarity 3/183, 21 October 2010
A carload of AWL members is going to France on the weekend 22-24 October, taking messages of solidarity with the strikes there from union branches such as Lambeth Unison, but also planning to bring back ideas, inspiration, and reports to the labour movement in Britain.
AWL conference on 16-17 October opened with a report from Ed Maltby, who had gone over to France the week before to find out about the developing movement.
Closing the AWL’s conference, which took place on 16-17 October, Jill Mountford concluded that it was “the most important conference for our group in over two decades”.
By the entrance to the British Museum’s Korea gallery is a case displaying a stone dagger dating from 1000-300 BC and a collection of stone arrow heads from 6000-2000 BC.
Up to 2000 school support staff protested in central Nottingham on Monday 18 October in opposition to the local authority’s plans to slash their pay and conditions.
If you were to take media reports at face value you would think that schools were protected from the cuts being imposed by the Coalition government. The reality is very different.
Solidarity asked J, a UCU activist at York University, her views on the Browne Review.
The Browne Review of higher education funding has, as expected, recommended the abolition of the cap on university tuition fees (as well as more private universities and other privatising 'reforms').
The white paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS proposes some of the most devastating changes to the NHS since its creation in 1948.