Economist Michael Burke writes exclusively for the People's Assembly Against Austerity.
George Osborne is once again set to impose austerity, cutting jobs, pensions, public services and social welfare. The pretence is that this is supposed to reduce the public sector deficit. But the last time he did this the economy slowed to a crawl and in 2012 the deficit actually rose.Read more
6th Form Colleges – Pay and Funding campaign
NUT successfully defends right to strike in sixth form colleges
The Union successfully fought off a High Court challenge to our strike action in sixth form colleges which will now go ahead, as planned, tomorrow TUESDAY 15 MARCH.
Anti-austerity campaign, the People's Assembly, has formally invited David Cameron's mother and his Aunt to join a major national demonstration against austerity taking place this April.
On Friday 11 March, the National Health Service Bill 2015-16 will have its second reading in Parliament, tabled by Green MP, Caroline Lucas. It currently has the support of 76 MPs including Lucas, Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. We need your support to get more MPs to be present. Please support the Day of Action that day.
The Health & Social Care Act 2012 (HSCA) was implemented by the Coalition Government in April 2013 and it has thrown England’s NHS into a destructive, dangerous, disorganisation. It has ended the right to healthcare for all who need it (universal access) and there is no longer the right to a full range of health services (comprehensive healthcare). The principle of healthcare to all, free at the point of use, has been shattered by the legal changes of the HSCA including enforced tendering and private contracts, the vanguard projects of Hunt and Stevens (‘Five Year Forward View’) and now Osborne’s devolution pilots. We must win back our NHS; stabilise and secure its future; and reorganise it back to health from condition critical.