Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Words of Len McCluskey:

Unions warn of massive wave of strikes Unite general secretary Len McCluskey vows to work with students to fight government’s austerity agenda Guardian Len McCluskey, Unite’s general secretary, says trade unions have to work with students to build a wider … Continue reading

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Wider Sections of the Working Class enter the Fray.

Simultaneously with Public Sector workers, workers in manufacturing and other industrial sectors are entering into class struggle to not only ensure their well being but uphold their dignity and rights. It is occurring at time when austerity measures are being … Continue reading

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Ryde Public Meeting Against the Cuts

PUBLIC MEETING PROTEST AGAINST THE CUTS FRIDAY 17th DECEMBER, 2010 6.30pm Organised by Ryde and East Wight Trades Council George Street Community Centre, George Street, Ryde

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Students’ Going into Action with Analysis Is What Will Be Decisive

Much has been mentioned of the students going into action for the first time in many years, or even decades. But it should not be forgotten that students went into action over tuition fees when they were first introduced. A … Continue reading

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Local organising against cuts: Protest against Ryde Waterside Pool Closure.

This forenoon a couple of residents of Ryde set up a stall in the High Street in Ryde and began asking Citizens to sign a petition protesting at the closure of the Waterside Pool. It was quite cold but the … Continue reading

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How can we get the bus service we need?

Sunday 12th December, 4pm, Oakfield Football Club In September, Southern Vectis cut the main bus route serving Oakfield, along with other routes it said were not ‘commercially viable’ around the island. Southern Vectis, which has a monopoly on the island, … Continue reading

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Why is there a demand for tuition fees anyway?

Why do tuition fees have to go up to £9,000? When the new universities were created out of the Polytechnics in the 1980’s the universities reduced many costs because tutorials and individual contact time between students and lecturers was reduced … Continue reading

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