Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

Defending public services

Battles against privatisation and cuts

Report part 3: ETF Women's Committee meeting, October 2014 - Country and Sector reports

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 23/11/2014 - 17:00

Country Reports

Spain

From 2007, the socialist government introduced equality legislation and a framework to demand action against sexism and harassment. But since then, the situation has been worsened by economic crisis, with equalities driven off the agenda, curbs on collective bargaining, crèches closed, and equality plans dropped.

Money for the Dunny

Submitted by Janine on Mon, 10/11/2014 - 13:03

I'm writing this verse on the toilet
A priv'lege that cost me the Earth
Forty p for to pee is an outrage
I'm determined to use all it's worth

I'll sit on the throne til my train comes
It's a platform, and I'm in no rush
They are piping departure announcements
Through a speaker that's next to the flush

Poetry vs PFI

Submitted by Janine on Sun, 02/11/2014 - 11:49

Four quatrains inspired by The People vs PFI conference on 1 November 2014:

I

PPP is Public-Private
Partnership - but how?
The same way steak's a partnership
Of a butcher and a cow.

II

PFI is Private Finance
Initiative, but still there's
One more thing that it stands for:
Profiting From Illness

III

TUC/Tolpuddle talk: Centenary of the Poplar Rates Rebellion

Submitted by Janine on Fri, 18/12/2020 - 15:44
Event Date
Tuesday, 12th of January '21 to Tuesday, 12th of January '21

Janine Booth tells the story of a working-class borough’s fightback against austerity and thirty councillors who went to prison for refusing to levy rates that their citizens could not afford to pay. Celebrate the centenary of an inspiring struggle which holds lessons for today.