THE NEW WORKER

The Weekly paper of the New Communist Party of Britain
Week commencing 23rd December 2016


The New Worker is now having it’s two-week Christmas break.

The next issue will be out on Friday 13th January 2017.

Lead story

Winter of discontent

by Daphne Liddle

THE WORKING class is fighting back; at last thousands of workers throughout the country have been taking strike action — or are planning it — against shrinking wage packets, job cuts, safety cuts and generally awful conditions.

Read the full story here >> Winter of discontent

Postal Delays

The despatch of the New Worker will be delayed due to industrial action by postal workers during the week before the Christmas break. Our post will consequently go out on the first working day after Boxing Day.

Read the full story here >> Postal Delays

Job Centres block JD Sports over bad working conditions

THE DEPARTMENT of Work and Pensions (DWP) has suspended sending job seekers to JD Sports warehouse in Rochdale, Lancashire, following an exposure of “worse than prison” working conditions screened by Channel 4 News last week

Read the full story here >> Job Centres block JD Sports over bad working conditions

An outstanding Korean leader

MILLIONS of communists in Korea and all over the world recalled the outstanding achievements of dear leader Kim Jong Il at events to mark the 5th anniversary of his passing on 17th December 2011 last weekend.

London Korean solidarity activists, including NCP leader Andy Brooks, presented floral tributes during a ceremony at the DPR Korea embassy in London on Saturday 17th December hosted by the new ambassador Comrade Choe Il.

Read the full story here >> An outstanding Korean leader

Editorial

2016, history is speeding up

THE YEAR 2016 has seen the general crisis of capitalism deepen and the class struggle has also intensified — at last the workers of Britain and other western “democracies” are fighting back and inflicting some telling blows on the superstructure of world capitalism.

For us in Britain the most significant of these has been the “No” vote in the referendum in June, which has forced our government to set about disengaging Britain from the European Union (EU).

The EU is one of the major imperialist structures — originally a mutually supportive trading group of governments working together to squeeze their own workforces to the maximum and to exploit the rest of the world. But it was steadily marching towards becoming a virtual federal state through the single market.

The Brexit vote has not killed the EU but it has significantly damaged it, and the populations of other EU countries are now also seeking escape.

Read the full editorial here >> 2016, history is speeding up