Reports and campaigns

18 July 2019

Tories prepare to attack education workers' pensions

The government has issued a consultation document on proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

17 July 2019

Transport strike - blockade foils employers

Unite union drivers and passenger assistants at Hackney council have been on strike

17 July 2019

NSSN conference 2019: at the heart of trade union struggle

The hall was again packed for the 2019 annual conference of the National Shop Stewards Network, the rank-and-file trade union organisation set up in 2006

17 July 2019

Socialist change to end climate change

The climate change advisers for the government have exposed the Tories as being all talk and no action.

17 July 2019

Excellent response to building fund appeal

Our members and supporters have responded magnificently to our appeal following the purchase of our new premises. We will be moving shortly and are currently in the process of fitting out our new headquarters.

17 July 2019

Durham Miners' Gala

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.

17 July 2019

Residents mobilise to stop eviction

Irene is a pensioner living in a small terraced house in Liverpool's Kensington area, where she has lived for years.

17 July 2019

Campaigners force U-turn over NHS privatisation

Working-class people in Halton are celebrating after NHS bosses were forced to abandon plans to hand the local urgent care contract to a private company. This followed a rapid and determined response by campaigners including local Socialist Party members.

17 July 2019

Leicestershire - No more austerity!

'We will pay you 60 to attend a consultation session with Leicestershire County Council.' I couldn't believe that I had heard the man correctly. 60 to tell them what I think of them. Count me in!

17 July 2019

Socialist Party Fighting Fund

Socialist Party members and supporters made a tremendous effort to get to nearly 90% of the target for the May to July fighting fund quarter.

17 July 2019

Stop the fire service cuts

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.

17 July 2019

Council seeks to take budget deficit out on school staff and pupils

"You can't keep cutting jobs and simply expect teachers and support staff to pick up the extra work. We are not prepared to see our members driven into the ground nor see the children's education suffer", said Venda Premkumar, Redbridge National Education Union (NEU) branch secretary.

17 July 2019

Newham housing repairs workers announce strike dates

Unite the Union members employed by Newham Council in its housing repairs service have agreed dates for the start of strike action. This follows a 100% yes vote in the ballot.

17 July 2019

Bradford NHS workers strike against privatisation

Seven unbroken days of strike action by estates and facilities staff at Bradford hospitals have blown the lid off the simmering pot of workers' struggle in the NHS.

17 July 2019

Health visitors strike for the first time ever

Health visitors in Lincolnshire believe theirs is the first health visitors' strike anywhere in the country. The 58 specialist nurses, members of Unite the Union, voted for action by an 84% majority.

17 July 2019

Wales: chronic NHS underfunding exposed

The terrible conditions faced by patients and staff at the A&E at the University Hospital of Wales, the biggest in Wales, have been exposed

10 July 2019

Victory for Stagecoach bus strikers!

Stagecoach workers in Central Lancashire have successfully fought for a pay increase

9 July 2019

Bradford: Unison members strike to stay 100% NHS

Around 300 Unison members at Bradford Royal Infirmary are on strike for a week against the transfer of estates and facilities staff to a 'wholly-owned' subsidiary

9 July 2019

Academy strike - standing up to 'bullying' management forces climbdown

Teachers and support staff at the Martin's Gate ACE Multi Academy Trust went on strike on 2 July

9 July 2019

Residents, housing activists and pensioners mobilise to stop eviction

Irene has lived in Liverpool's Kensington area for years


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