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4 November 2015
At a recent Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service review consultation meeting firefighters and ex-firefighters in attendance were initially prevented from speaking.
30 September 2015
A protest was organised by Leicestershire FBU at the county fire authority HQ in opposition to devastating cuts.
19 August 2015
The failure of David Cameron's 'big society': On 7 August Kids Company, a charity providing care for vulnerable children, closed its doors for the last time.
29 July 2015
On the last day of term at my school, a staff training session told us how the government expects us to teach "British values'' to the kids, writes Dylan Murphy
17 June 2015
Having cut the taxes of the super-rich and giant corporations, Tory millionaire Chancellor George Osborne is planning to slash £5 billion from Child Tax Credit as part of the governments extra £12 billion cut in welfare spending.
20 May 2015
Protecting libraries is an important part of Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) campaigning. In Bristol, the independent mayor plans to close seven. Scandalously these cuts were fronted by the Green assistant mayor
13 May 2015
Champagne corks popped as Tory-backing hedge fund managers, corporate chiefs and super-rich elite, celebrated the election result
8 April 2015
With the ink barely dry on the probation privatisation contracts, Sodexo has announced sweeping redundancies
25 March 2015
Bristol backs books: Bristol City Council has been slammed for low school results in reading. So what does it do? It plans to close seven branch libraries, writes Sheila Caffrey.
18 March 2015
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate for Walthamstow, Nancy Taaffe, responded to the announcements in the press on Whipps Cross going into 'special measures'
18 February 2015
The probation service as we knew it was broken up and signed away into history on 1 February. Workers in probation union Napo fought long and hard but were unable to prevent 50% of services being outsourced
3 December 2014
During Tory Justice Minister Chris Grayling's flying visit to Greenhead College in Huddersfield on 14 November, sixth form Law and Politics students put him on the spot on a number of issues
26 November 2014
Over 200 firefighters and supporters blockaded the entrance to West Norwood fire-station to prevent the entry of fire service minister Penny Mordaunt
22 October 2014
'We demand a better future for disabled people': How much is a disabled person worth? According to Tory welfare minister Lord Freud it's around £2 an hour
8 October 2014
The revelations about Thatcher's speech written for Tory Conference 1984 but abandoned after the IRA Brighton bombing confirm her demented view of the world, writes Tony Mulhearn.
3 September 2014
Socialist Party members in Huddersfield sold 24 copies of the Socialist and raised over thirty pounds for the fighting fund when campaigning against library closures last Tuesday lunchtime, writes Iain Dalton.
6 June 2014
Around 25 people turned up to a public meeting in Armley to discuss Leeds City College's imminent threat to close nurseries at its St Bartholomews, Brundenell and Thomas Danby sites which will see the loss of 30 jobs and a valuable service for parents who wish to take up Further Education courses
7 May 2014
On 22 May millions of working class people have the opportunity to vote in the local government elections. At the same time workers are voting or have voted for strike action to resist the attacks on their pay, pensions and working conditions
7 May 2014
For-profit companies don't care: Yet another exposť into the abuse of elderly people hit the headlines. BBC's Panorama broadcast the latest in a string of shocking video evidence of direct abuse and neglect within care homes.
13 March 2014
Around 400 members of the probation workers' union Napo met in Birmingham last week where a second national strike in our campaign to defeat privatisation was announced
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