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15 October 2019
More than 70 production workers at Forbo Flooring UK in Ripley, Derbyshire began a series of 48-hour strikes on Tuesday 15 October
1 May 2019
Derbyshire's local government unions must respond with boldness and determination in the face of the Tory-controlled county council's latest round of austerity.
29 August 2018
A lot has happened on the fracking front in recent months. Notably, fracking companies Cuadrilla and Ineos have been awarded High Court injunctions which, in effect, restrict many forms of legitimate protest.
16 May 2018
Glorious bank holiday weather brought a high turnout to the 40th Chesterfield May Day march and rally, where Unite's Len McCluskey and the National Education Union's Kevin Courtney delivered strong messages that the labour movement must fight back against austerity and a weak Tory government
7 March 2018
"No fracking way" was the chant by the hundreds of people from groups all over Derbyshire and Yorkshire at the end of a three-mile march between Clowne and Bolsover on 24 February
28 February 2018
Campaigners to save threatened Babington Hospital protested on 23 February at an NHS clinical commissioning group meeting in Derby
13 December 2017
Ineos has been allowed to bypass planning procedures with elected councillors
20 September 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors
17 August 2017
Derby Women's Centre has been supporting women at the most vulnerable point in their lives
28 June 2017
On 25 July 40 people gathered in the village hall in Pentrich, Derbyshire, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Pentrich Rebellion (see socialistparty.org.uk for more), writes Karen Seymour, Mansfield Socialist Party.
1 February 2017
The news that two brothers were jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for trafficking vulnerable people to work at Sports Direct in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, will have shocked and angered many, writes Karen Seymour.
11 May 2016
"No ifs, no buts, no children's centre cuts" was the rallying cry at the largest Chesterfield May Day demonstration for many years on 2 May.
24 February 2016
The Labour-controlled county council has announced that 32 of Derbyshire's 51 children's centres are to close this year, with up to 200 redundancies - their most vicious assault on workers yet in the £157 million cuts they're making.
25 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Derbyshire college strikes, BBC cuts protest, junior doctors' ballot results.
14 October 2015
At the headquarters of infamous retailer Sports Direct, ambulances were called more than 80 times over two years.
7 October 2015
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.
29 September 2015
The Labour majority on Derbyshire County Council failed miserably in its first post-Corbyn test
15 July 2015
On the same day as Save Derbyshire School Crossing Campaigners put questions about cuts to a meeting at Derbyshire County Council, a Lollypop Lady at their local school in Chesterfield was hit by a car.
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