Cost of living crisis

November 2022 Forums General discussion Cost of living crisis

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    paula.mcewan
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    Have things ever been worse for us? Yes, at one stage in the 19th century we lived in hovels by the muddy banks of the River Irwell, covered with the pollution of the industrial revolution, living in mud 6 families to a cellar, our children dead by age of 6.

    The working class nowadays compares itself with its ancestors and shrugs its shoulders and says “It’s not that bad now”

    Well nowadays the rivers are polluted, life is dead in our shores, we’re buying candles, the planet is dying, and we’re going to the food bank. We go on strike and we accept that politicians can’t solve the problem.

    #232348
    twc
    Participant

    #232357
    Lizzie45
    Participant

    ❗⚡ This Friday 26th, OFGEM will announce the obscene new price cap increase ⚡❗

    ✊🏼✊🏾 We are coming together for a protest outside OFGEM headquarters to let them know how we feel & the people power they are up against.

    🗣️ Gather at 6pm outside OFGEM HQ in London – 10 South Colonnade Canary Wharf London E14 4PU

    🗣️ Bring placards, testimonies and letters to OFGEM to show them how they will be affecting us with the price hike.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/599680458191100

    #232369
    james19
    Participant

    William Morris;

    “Being a wage slave, even with the best conditions,
    is no life at all”.

    #232370
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Have you got a source for your Morris quote, James…it is a stunner

    #232371
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Enough is Enough, a campaign that now has close to 450,000 supporters and a growing network of local activists in more than 70 towns and cities, after it was set up earlier this month by trade unions whose leaders are planning 50 rallies in the coming months against the cost of living crisis

    “It is growing at such a rate we have had to update our database infrastructure,” said Chris Webb, head of communications at the Communication Workers Union, which is helping organise the movement. “There is potential for us to call our own mass demonstrations.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/aug/24/enough-is-enough-movement-gathers-pace-with-andy-burnham-latest-backer

    #232404
    Lizzie45
    Participant

    Can anyone tell me why there are currently two identical threads on this topic?

    Cost of living crisis

    #232449
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Good question, probably due to a new subscriber finding their way about.

    There is also this thread:

    26th August // Day of Action

    #232463

    The moderator of this forum can combine both into one single topic

    #232466
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    MS, Unless specifically proposed by the original poster I am reluctant to take any action.

    The original poster although using the same thread title said she had a different purpose, ie exposing the lie that the Ukraine War is solely responsible. While the other is focused on the cost of living campaigns.

    I don’t think the two identical titles at the present time proves so confusing for forum members. (It may do so later when more comments are added to one or the other.)

    #232507
    Thomas_More
    Participant

    Kublai Khan was more generous, by a thousandfold, to his subjects on hard times than any capitalist state is today!
    (See Marco Polo).

    #232531
    Lizzie45
    Participant

    As OFGEM hiked the energy price cap by a massive 80% on Friday, Don’t Pay groups across the country came together with a clear message: no one cold or hungry this winter.

    From London to Lancaster, Somerset to Sheffield, we held protests, street stalls and banner drops to spread the word about the strike and build the pledge. With more than 129,000 of us now signed up to the strike pledge, our movement is growing quickly!

    https://dontpay.uk/articles/day-of-action-1-no-one-cold-or-hungry-this-winter/

    #232532
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    Your reformist view of the world clearly only covers the warm South. Those of us beyond Lancaster and Sheffield presumably are used to be be bloody freezing, so they know how cope with fuel poverty.

    Just to enlighten you, roughly about 2/3rds of the area of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is North of the line between Lancaster and Sheffield. A small point but very revealing.

    #232533
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Looks like Enough is Enough is going to be the organisation that succeeds in mobilising working class discontent on this issue:

    Sign Up

    #232535
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Dempsey of the RMT

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