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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 October 2015

Cuts to school crossing supervision in Derbyshire

Labour-controlled Derbyshire County Council has failed its first post-Corbyn test. Despite the council leader publicly declaring her support for Corbyn, the council voted to back its decision to decimate its school crossing patrol service, part of a 157 million cuts onslaught. Anti-cuts campaigners, including Lisa Blakemore, the recently elected Chesterfield TUSC secretary, have collected thousands of signatures from irate parents. Campaigners, including TUSC, will continue to build a mass campaign against the cuts.

Elaine Evans

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In The Socialist 7 October 2015:


Socialist Party news and analysis

'No time to lose' to organise against austerity

Kick out the Tories!

Back our doctors and nurses

NHS cutters pay doctors not to refer sick patients to hospitals

Tories: let pensioners freeze to death, they can't vote us out then

Them & Us


Socialist Party feature

The housing crisis - a crisis of the profit system


International socialist news and analysis

Catalonia

International news in brief


Workplace news and analysis

Emotional and inspiring strikers secure victory

Junior doctors campaign

RMT president election: back Sean Hoyle

Steely anger in Redcar as plant is mothballed

No wage cuts! Fund equal pay in Derby

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

100,000 march against Tory cuts

Kick out the Tory entryists

Anger after violent youth deaths in south London

Enthusiasm for socialism at freshers fairs

Leeds to get 'ethical' letting agency

Cuts to school crossing supervision in Derbyshire


 

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