Capitalism Isn’t Working, Neither Are Our Unions

Capitalism works very well for capitalists, especially the larger variety; but it doesn’t work for workers. Thatcher’s ‘Trickle Down Theory’ remains just that, a discredited theory which hasn’t worked for the last 35 years of neo-liberalism. It was always a lie and we all know what is supposed to happen if you tell the same lie long enough. Her mission was to destroy working class organisation and she largely succeeded.
Poverty is current not only in the unemployed but those labelled as ‘working poor’. In 5 years the number of workers reliant on housing benefit has doubled. In 2009-10 the cost was £2.2 billion, now it is £4.6 billion. It is expected to be £6 billion in 2018-19. The number of claimants was 478,000 in 2009-10 and by 2018-19 it could be 1,238,000. Government uses poverty as a weapon against us whether we are in insecure jobs or out of them.
So where are our unions? The membership has become demoralised, and too many of us have accepted another government lie about preserving jobs by not fighting for proper wages through collective bargaining. In the meantime most of the leadership of unions seems enslaved to the Labour Party in the vain hope that things might change with the election Labour next May.
All 3 parties adhere to the demands of international capital, which means the continued destruction of wages and cyclical unemployment. Only workers themselves exercising power can end this vicious cycle. There is no alternative.

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In dealing with Covid19, Collectivism and Science have shown the way world wide; in Britain it's been Trade Unions and the NHS. Capitalism has shown itself unwilling & incapable of dealing with this crisis.

Caractacus Mann@CaractacusMann

From Yemen saying "Communism saves humanity." https://twitter.com/CPBritain/status/1308301456051597314

Neo-liberal managerial approach, from a neo-liberal political party. More evidence for ending the illusion that the Labour Party can ever be socialist which is based on a deeper illusion that the Parliamentary system and existing state can be reformed in the interests of workers.

Paul O'Connell@pmpoc

The British Labour Party ending its own furlough scheme a month before the national scheme, and letting employees go, in the midst of a global pandemic and on the cusp of an economic depression - under new management indeed:

In the USA we see a contradiction between aspects of neoliberalism; i.e. between authoritarianism of the state repressive apparatus and liberal economics of cuts in public services. Both aspects end up damaging workers.

Miles@UnitedLeftist

HUGE federal overreach here. https://twitter.com/kylehooten2/status/1308051304846065666

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