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20 November 2019
Fire ripped through a six-storey student accommodation block, with what eyewitnesses described as terrifying speed, on the evening of 15 November
7 November 2018
Bolton hospital cleaners, caterers, porters and other workers have won a dispute.
17 October 2018
Cleaners, catering staff and porters at Royal Bolton Hospital struck for 48 hours on 11 and 12 October over pay. The strikers are organised by public service union Unison.
31 January 2018
What you thought about the President's Club sexism scandal.
7 December 2016
Bolton Socialist Party is backing mounting calls for the leader of the Labour council, Cliff Morris, to resign over the use of emergency powers to hand over £300,000 to an ambulance chasing solicitor, Asons.
5 October 2016
A series of protests have been taking place outside children's centres in Bolton, 13 of which are threatened with closure by the Labour-controlled council.
9 December 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Academies strike, call centre strike ballot, firefighters' cuts protest.
15 July 2015
The Tories have lined up stinging attacks on the working class in their latest budget. But Labour leader Harriet Harman stepped forward and said 'me too' on behalf of her party.
1 April 2015
The campaign for the reinstatement of sacked trade unionists Damien and Jenny Markey began on Monday 30 April at Bolton University with around 50 people, including staff, trade unionists and university students, protesting at the outrageous actions of the university management
15 October 2014
The trade unionist: I became involved with the Socialist Party over a period of time. It became obvious to me that the system does not work for most people
10 October 2014
100 workers at Severfields in Bolton took their second day of rock-solid strike action
11 September 2013
Last month the Bolton at Home housing association became the first in the country to introduce a policy of "no homelessness" for tenants in arrears because of the bedroom tax
12 February 2013
On a cold afternoon, workers gathered at Bolton town hall to protest against more cuts
23 January 2013
Bolton Hospital announced the redundancy of around 500 staff in November, along with a proposal to dismiss and re-engage nursing staff on longer shifts
3 October 2012
Shana Begum, elected president of Bolton University Student Union and Socialist Party member, was suspended by university management four months ago, just as students were leaving for the summer break...
4 September 2012
More than 150 trade unionists, service users and members of the public protested on Monday at Bolton council's plans to implement £35.6 million of cuts over the next two years.
13 June 2012
"Minta Minta Minta, Out Out Out!" and "V-C V-C V-C, Out Out Out!" echoed around the University of Bolton (UoB) on Monday as students denounced those responsible for undemocratically banning student union president Shana Begum, writes Hugh Caffrey , North West Socialist Party secretary.
1 June 2012
University managers at the University of Bolton have deposed the democratically-elected President of the Students' Union, Shana Begum.
9 March 2011
Over 1,000 marched through Manchester on Saturday 5 March as banners from local campaigns mingled with trade union and campaign banners from nearby towns including Salford and Bury, writes Paul Gerrard. Also reports from Liverpool, Salford, Gateshead and Newcastle
2 February 2011
Stroud: On a march organised by Stroud Against Cuts and Gloucestershire Trades Council, the small town echoed to the sound of 500 anti-cuts protesters determined to oppose the cuts agenda of the coalition government and Tory-led county council...
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