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9 October 2019
Unison's retired members conference met in Southport from 1-2 October, and the debates reflected the growing anger of older people.
17 July 2019
Irene is a pensioner living in a small terraced house in Liverpool's Kensington area, where she has lived for years.
3 July 2019
Times journalist James Kirkup asked this: "Why aren't the wannabe PMs talking about in work poverty?" on 26 June. The Tories aren't, but the Socialist is.
13 March 2019
Workplace news in brief including strikes in on the Woolwich ferry, at Liverpool Women's Hospital and in Hackney.
30 January 2019
Footage of a disgruntled construction worker, owed £600 by his employer, smashing the reception of a newly built Liverpool Travelodge with his digger has gone around the world. It has attracted humorous comments, condemnation and some sympathy.
7 November 2018
Hundreds of anti-fascist protesters prevented a far-right group, Frontline Patriots (FP), from moving more than a few yards from the entrance of Liverpool Moorfields train station.
17 January 2018
Around 70 people lobbied Liverpool council to protest against 'accountable care organisation' privatisation proposals
10 January 2018
There was more excitement in the media before May's cabinet reshuffle than among working class people. And in the event, the reaction of workers turned out to be more realistic.
31 May 2017
The complaint that right-wing general secretary Dave Prentis's team breached the rule that forbids the use of union resources to campaign for any candidate in the election was upheld
6 May 2017
Roger Bannister standing for TUSC polled almost 8,000 first-preference votes for the city region mayor
3 May 2017
TUSC Mersey metro mayoral candidate Roger Bannister debated in the studio with other candidates on the BBC's Sunday Politics North West programme
5 April 2017
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is on the ballot paper for the inaugural election of the Liverpool City Region directly-elected mayor (the 'metro-mayor').
30 March 2017
Merseyside TUSC is fielding Roger Bannister for the regional mayoral election
1 March 2017
The hearing into rule breaking by public sector union Unison during the 2015 general secretary election ended on 22 February
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
11 January 2017
For years Unison activists have suspected that there has been illegitimate interference from unelected officials in the union elections in breach of the rules. As such the 2015 general secretary election was no different, except this time they got caught red handed.
30 November 2016
In order to consolidate Corbyn's leadership victory it is urgent that action is taken to democratise the Labour Party and end the Blairites' control of the party machine. An essential part of this is campaigning for the readmittance to the Labour Party of all expelled or excluded socialists.
26 October 2016
More than 60 socialists with over 800 years of Labour Party membership between them, have signed a letter calling for their re-admittance to the Labour Party
29 June 2016
This year's Unison national delegate conference marked a major turning point in the union. On its final day the conference was rocked by the Brexit result and subsequent resignation of Cameron. Many delegates entering the conference on 24 June were either jubilant or confused, but that mood was not matched by the right-wing leadership of Unison.
11 May 2016
The TUSC candidate for the mayor of Liverpool, Unison national executive member Roger Bannister, polled 4,950 votes, a 5.1% share, over 1,400 votes ahead of the Tories.
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