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17 July 2019
An estimated 200,000 people attended the 135th Durham Miners' Gala on 13 July, one of Europe's biggest celebrations of trade unionism and the labour movement.
9 January 2019
650 bus drivers, members of Unite the Union employed by Arriva, commenced a week-long strike on 6 January in a dispute over low pay. Drivers based at Darlington, Durham, Redcar and Stockton believe they are the second-lowest paid Arriva bus drivers in the country.
25 July 2018
The Socialist Party took part in the Durham Miners' Gala, the largest trade union gathering in Europe, on 14 July
12 July 2017
Durham teaching assistants in education unions Unison and the ATL have voted to reject the latest divisive offer from Durham council
10 July 2017
Crowds of up to 250,000 flocked to a sun-soaked Durham for the 133rd Durham Miners Gala
10 May 2017
Students at Durham debated the proposition 'free market capitalism is the way forward' - Elaine Brunskill, representing the Socialist Party, gave those supporting the motion a cold shiver down their capitalist spines
7 December 2016
Durham teaching assistants have won a significant battle in their campaign against pay cuts
30 November 2016
Durham teaching assistants took another two days of strike action on 23 and 24 November. A hundred schools were picketed. On 23 November over 1,000 teaching assistants descended on Durham with public street protests and a march.
16 November 2016
Almost 2,000 teaching assistants (TAs), Unison and ATL members, in County Durham struck on 8 and 9 November against the Labour council that is proposing to cut their wages.
1 November 2016
Around 400 TAs protested outside Durham County Hall. Across the north east there is growing anger against Durham's Labour-controlled council, which is planning to sack 2,700 TAs, then rehire them on 23% less pay.
19 October 2016
Durham City Council is proposing to sack 2,700 teaching assistants and then rehire them on 23% less pay. At an event in Durham City centre, which was to raise awareness of the attack on them, teaching assistant Lisa Turnbull talked to the Socialist.
5 October 2016
Teaching assistants in Durham are furious at the Labour council's plans to 'chop and drop' them. If these proposals go ahead 2,700 TAs will be sacked, then rehired on 23% less pay as they will only be paid during term time.
13 June 2016
Around 400 angry teaching assistants packed into a meeting called by Durham Trades Council
15 July 2015
A record number of around 150,000 people attended this year's Durham Miners' gala.
17 July 2013
From the platform of the Durham Miners' Gala Davie Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners' Association, mentioned this was the first time in 115 years there hadn't been a Labour MP speaking
18 July 2012
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband spoke at the Durham Miners' Gala, which is regarded as the largest working class event in Britain
13 July 2011
60,000 people descended on Durham on Saturday 9 July for the 127th annual Durham Miners' Gala. The Gala sees ex-miners and their communities join with other trade unionists to march through the city centre...
6 July 2011
Ed Miliband has come under fire for pulling out of speaking at the Durham Miners' Gala. In a cowardly retreat it became clear he did not want to share the stage with Bob Crow, the militant leader of the...
12 July 2007
SEVEN HUNDRED 'surplus' jobs were cut from Durham's NHS in the last year...
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