The closure of Port Talbot steelworks is the culmination of decades of free market ideology that has devastated Wales. It’s time for a new economy that puts public interest before private profit.
The Welsh Labour leadership election is an opportunity to examine the economic and social stress Wales finds itself in today — and to highlight concrete, socialist solutions for the country, writes Beth Winter MP.
With the Welsh constituency once represented by Keir Hardie to be restored, we should honour the former Labour leader’s legacy in Merthyr Tydfil by continuing his struggle for socialism.
Since 2009, the efforts of ministers and managers have seen real pay for university staff drop 25%, and insecurity, debt, and mental ill-health become rife. If we want the sector to change, we have to back the workers fighting back.
Scottish trade unionist and Labour Party founder Keir Hardie was born on this day in 1856. Today, as the country faces down new crises, Hardie’s vision of a united labour movement fighting for change is as vital as ever.