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11 January 2007

We want our buses back!

Sheffield: WITH ONLY four days after the New Year's holiday to build support for it, We Want Our Buses Back (WWOBB) campaigners in Sheffield were pleased with the 120-strong demonstration on 6 January against First's latest bus fare r...

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27 July 2006

Bus drivers vote to strike

SOUTH YORKSHIRE First bus drivers have voted overwhelmingly in a postal ballot, by 4:1, in favour of taking strike action to secure a decent pay rise...

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6 July 2006

Bus campaign prepares support for striking drivers

SHEFFIELD'S "WE Want Our Buses Back" campaign is preparing to support bus drivers as they are get ready to strike over a 1.8% pay offer from a company (First) that increased fares by nearly 50% last year, writes Calvin Payne, Sheffield.

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13 April 2006

"Standing up for working people"

Sheffield: Canvassing in Sheff-ield on Sunday, Colin is stopped by a man in a black car. "What's a socialist, in one sentence?", the man asks. "Someone who stands up for working people", Colin replies. The man nods, writes Jeremy Short, Sheffield.

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23 March 2006

Sheffield bus protest blocks the road

TRAFFIC WAS brought to a halt in Darnall, Sheffield on 15 March as elderly and disabled residents, supported by We Want Our Buses Back campaigners blocked the main road, writes Calvin Payne.

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2 March 2006

Sheffield workers are fighting back

"GET A job!" shouted a construction worker from his scaffolding. "That's what we're marching for," retorted Lindsey Baker leading the demonstration called by her civil service PCS union branch in Sheffield...

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24 November 2005

Sheffield bus protest

AROUND 300 people marched through Sheffield last Saturday, 19 November, to protest at First's bus fares rise...

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17 November 2005

We want our buses back!

SHEFFIELD PEOPLE will march this Saturday to show their anger at South Yorkshire First's latest 15-20% bus fare rise which comes into effect on that day...

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17 November 2005

Reinstate Andy Beadle

KEEP UP the pressure in the campaign to reinstate Andy Beadle, the democratically elected Transport and General Workers rep at Peckham bus garage...

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17 November 2005

Eighth strike for 8 an hour

ON 19 and 20 November First Bus drivers will strike for the eight and ninth time in North Staffordshire...

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3 November 2005

Sacked for defending union rights

London bus driver: ANDY BEADLE, the TGWU shop steward for the Peckham bus garage in south London and a long-standing member of the Socialist Party was "summarily dismissed" on 28 October...

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25 August 2005

First bus company raises fares and cuts services

South Yorkshire: This time last year, Sheffield Socialist Party members were on picket lines supporting South Yorkshire First bus drivers striking for better pay...

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21 August 2004

Yorkshire bus drivers: Determination pays off

AFTER THREE weeks of indefinite strike action, South Yorkshire First bus drivers have won a significant victory in their pay dispute. This was one of the longest continuous strike actions in the UK bus industry for 30 years...

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22 May 2004

Buses: Put Privatisation Into Reverse!

A DISASTER - that's how most people see privatisation of public transport. This has not prevented Thatcher's "counter-revolution" spreading to most parts of the world. Indeed, Blair's government is still implementing the part-privatisation...

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15 September 2000

WEF Melbourne protests: Police fail to defeat protest

MEDIA REPORTS of the recent three day protest against the World Economic Forum (WEF) could not hide the brutal tactics of the Victoria state's police, writes Zac Wright, Socialist Party, Australia.

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