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8 December 2021
Clarks wanted to rehire staff on reduced wages
27 October 2021
Picket lines of striking Clarks workers were joined by about 50 trade unionists on 'Solidarity Day' on 15 October.
4 November 2020
The last 14 beds for inpatients at St Andrews mental health ward in Wells, Somerset are set to be moved
17 July 2019
Proposals by our fire authority to cut eight fully staffed fire stations and axe 30 fire engines were described by one councillor as "turbo-charging austerity", putting lives at risk.
14 March 2018
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Hinkley sit-in victory and Newham academies battle
1 February 2017
Around 200 people crammed into a meeting in St Pauls, Bristol, on 28 January to discuss the horrendous tasering of a police race relations group member Judah Adunbi.
25 January 2017
Fight for community control of police policy and hiring: Unbelievably, the victim was charged with assaulting a police officer despite video evidence showing the opposite.
22 September 2016
Theresa May has given the go-ahead to the £18 billion 'Hinkley Point C' in Somerset
7 September 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Long waits and service cuts at merged GP surgeries
9 December 2015
While the world's capitalist politicians in Paris prevaricate over measures to halt global warming, people from Carlisle in Cumbria to Chennai in India are suffering from extreme weather
18 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Secure hospital strike, sacked university rep reinstated, defend victimised CWU reps.
1 April 2015
Food workers' victory: Two hundred and seventy workers at the giant multinational Refresco-Gerber in Bridgwater, Somerset have won a victory against reductions in terms and conditions after a series of strikes from January to March
8 October 2014
Shop window posters boldly proclaiming "A Half-Price Mr Whippy Ice Cream - Happy Hour" provided part of the backdrop to a Socialist Party stall in Weymouth
28 January 2014
Residents in Somerset still find their homes underwater four weeks after the initial floods.
15 October 2013
Around 40 to 50 parents and children attended a protest outside a Bath and North East Somerset council meeting
19 January 2011
Around the country, trade unionists and local campaigners are forming anti-cuts groups, even in smaller and usually quieter towns...
22 July 2009
The government's latest unemployment figures show that, as expected, young people are still facing the brunt of job losses, writes Sean Figg, YFJ national organiser. Reports on the fortnight of action from around the country.
27 February 2008
DEVON AND Somerset Fire Authority are putting pennies before public safety by adopting plans to cut 24 firefighters' jobs from Barnstaple, Exeter and Torquay, writes Jim Lowe, Devon Socialist Party
12 April 2007
THREE WEEKS after being told by managers that their jobs were safe, workers at Clares Merchandise Handling Equipment in Wells, Somerset have received the devastating news that the factory is to be closed with immediate effect...
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