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1 May 2013
Time for plan S: Changes to the benefit system and recent welfare reforms are forcing a growing number of people to use food banks...
27 February 2013
Around 150 people marched in Coventry city centre on 23 February in protest at £61 million of cuts threatened by councillors
27 February 2013
In a survey of Coventry Foodbank service users by Warwick University, 62.7% said their weekly household income was less than £100 a week, writes Robert McArdle , Coventry East Socialist Party.
24 February 2013
Around 150 people braved the freezing cold to march through Coventry city centre on Saturday morning in protest against £61 million of cuts that will be voted on by councillors.
20 February 2013
"The next Labour councillor who tries to back away from saving local services should recognise that by voting for massive cuts they will in effect be voting to abolish themselves, writes a Unison steward, Coventry.
20 February 2013
Third branch launched in Coventry: Coventry North Socialist Party, the third branch in the city, met for the first time on Wednesday 13 February, writes Glen Watson.
14 January 2013
To many who experienced the past sectarian behaviour of the SWP combined with abstract propaganda - 'One solution, revolution!' - the seeming metamorphosis to a 'broad' approach in this decade was a revelation...
17 December 2012
Last Tuesday saw trade unions at Coventry City Council hold a protest lobby of the Cabinet meeting. Around 80 workers attended in their lunch break, with support coming from others unions such as CWU,...
5 December 2012
All-out Christmas strike: After taking over 30 days of strike action over the summer, 20+ re-cycling workers, working at Sheffield's five Dump-it sites, thought they had secured an agreement to restore their working hours...
29 November 2012
Workers at Coventry council have been hit by a sledgehammer blow with news that an extra 600 jobs are going
14 November 2012
Around 50 people attended a protest organised at short notice by Coventry trade unions in solidarity with workers taking action across Europe...
7 November 2012
Black cabs: Workers at Coventry black cab maker LTI, staged a sit-in on 31 October before entering talks with administrators, PWC...
24 October 2012
Two new primary schools planned for Coventry have been shelved because, under the Con-Dems' 2011 education act, all new schools have to be 'academies' or 'free schools' (unless no sponsors take up the offer), writes Jane Nellist, Coventry NUT member.
17 October 2012
The National Shop Stewards Network spent the last few months helping build the TUC demonstrations in London, Glasgow and Belfast, writes Rob Williams, NSSN national chair.
19 September 2012
On the same day as education secretary Michael Gove announced his education counter-reforms, Coventry National Union of Teachers (NUT) members and fellow trade unionists protested against the rigging of GCSE exams by Ofqual due to government pressure...
29 August 2012
How did we end up worse off?: All three local authority trade unions have now accepted the new-look pension scheme - LGPS 2014, with ballots in GMB, Unite and Unison all returning large majorities in favour of accepting, writes a Coventry council worker.
28 August 2012
All three local authority trade unions have now accepted the new look pension scheme - LGPS 2014, with ballots in GMB, Unite and Unison all returning large majorities in favour of accepting...
8 August 2012
The reaction of the right wing to the Olympics opening ceremony says it all. It was attacked in a racist, reactionary, anti-working class article in the Daily Mail (later taken down from the paper's website...
25 July 2012
Exposed - the real threat of privatisation: A leaked letter to doctors from a Coventry hospital chief executive has exposed the reality of allowing the private sector into the NHS
18 July 2012
Over 100 new 'free schools', to open in September, were announced on 13 July, which will more than double the total number of free schools in England...
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