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17 April 2013
After an 82% vote for strike action, Unison members in Thera East Midlands (TEM) will be on a 24-hour strike starting on 18 April. The ballot also gives leeway for further strikes if necessary, writes Gary Freeman, Unison Rep, South Derbyshire Healthcare, personal capacity.
20 February 2013
Members of South Derbyshire Unison healthcare branch held a day of action to support their members in Thera East Midlands
13 February 2013
Unison members in South Derbyshire healthcare branch are having an activity in Derby on Saturday afternoon, 16 February, to publicise how the Thera Trust treats its workforce...
4 February 2013
After promising to defend youth services and council housing, Labour councillors have voted for £63 million worth of cuts.
29 August 2012
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is in a period of consultation over proposals that would mean the closure of around 60 stations, writes Charlie Taylor, Derby.
29 February 2012
Around 30 people gathered outside Derby city council's meeting to determine the fate of charity and voluntary groups, writes Becci Heagney.
10,000 marched against job cuts at Bombardier on Saturday 23 July in the biggest demonstration in Derby for decades, backed by the RMT and other trade unions, photo Paul Mattsson
3 November 2011
Around 40 Bombardier workers, trade unionists and others protested outside the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum conference
2 November 2011
Support Vik Chechi: As reported in the last issue of the Socialist, Vik Chechi, Unison branch secretary at Queen Mary university in east London has been suspended from work...
14 September 2011
Derby Socialist Party is continuing to campaign for the nationalisation of Bombardier. We say that the government should take Britain's last remaining train manufacturer into democratic public ownership...
3 August 2011
Save jobs, renationalise UK rail and train building: Around 10,000 marched against job cuts on 23 July in the biggest demonstration in Derby for decades.
28 July 2011
Train manufacturer Bombardier has announced the loss of 1,400 jobs following the government decision to award the Thameslink rail project to German company, Siemens. Around 10,000 marched against job cuts on Saturday 23 July in the biggest demonstration in Derby for decades...
18 July 2011
Thousands will march in Derby on Saturday 23 July in protest at the threatened 1,400 job losses at the train building firm Bombardier
7 July 2011
Derby has been rocked by the announcement of the loss of more than 1,400 jobs by the train manufacturer Bombardier
2 June 2011
Following an article by Peter Taaffe published in the May 2011 issue of Socialism Today, titled 'Libya - the no-fly zone and the left', Peter has written two responses to comments made on the article
5 May 2010
Celanese Derby: After just three years of ownership, Celanese Corporation have announced the total closure of their plant at Spondon, finishing the last 464 jobs of a once 20,000 strong Derby workforce, writes Graham Lewis, Long Eaton trades council, personal capacity.
3 November 2009
Postal workers reported solid support for the strike across Southampton. At Bitterne the mood was particularly determined in the face of an ongoing dispute over drivers' hours that management want to reduce:...
12 August 2009
LAST SATURDAY, 8 August, Derby Campaign Against Racism and Fascism, Socialist Party members and Unite Against Fascism surrounded the BNP's only stall in Derby this year, a DCARF and Socialist Party member writes.
8 April 2009
Rail union TSSA members gathered to protest at 160 redundancies outside the East Midlands Trains (EMT) HQ in Derby on 31 March. They had a joint meeting with RMT the same evening, writes Graham Lewis, Long Eaton trades council.
18 June 2008
THE FAR right racist British National Party (BNP) are planning a 'festival of hate' (the Red White and Blue festival) on 16 August in Denby near the Notts/Derbyshire border, writes By Nottingham and Derby anti-BNP campaigners.
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