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24 October 2012
"We will fight, tooth and nail, to save our hospital services," is the message the people of North Kirklees will be sending the bosses of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust
20 June 2012
Runcorn walkout: Hundreds of workers on the Runcorn thermal power station construction site walked out in support of laggers - workers doing insulation work - demanding that more local workers are hired by one of the contractors...
15 June 2012
On 12-14 June, around 400 Kirklees admin workers took strike action against attacks on their pay and conditions of service
11 June 2012
Admin workers in Kirklees had a successful one day strike on 30 May and plan further action on 12th, 13th and 14th June
7 March 2012
Around 100 angry parents and their children demonstrated through the streets of Huddersfield on Saturday 3 March against Kirklees council's proposals to mothball half of the 32 children's centres, writes Mike Forster.
29 February 2012
"Kirklees council looks set for U-turn on proposal to downgrade children's centres" proclaimed the headline in Huddersfield's local paper, writes Jackie Grunsell, Huddersfield Socialist Party.
25 January 2012
Towards the end of last year, the Labour-led Kirklees council in Yorkshire announced a consultation over the future of 32 Sure Start centres, writes Mike Forster.
9 February 2011
Calderdale and Kirklees: The launch meeting of the Calderdale and Kirklees Student Assembly (CKSA) took place on Sunday 30 January in Halifax, writes Katie Bates, Secretary CKSA.
18 January 2011
Updated on 28/1/11 On Saturday 15 January around 40 local people, students, socialists and lecturers, attended a public meeting organised by the Leeds Trinity University College (LTUC) occupiers to discuss the cuts at the university and in the wider community
12 January 2011
On 7 January, at one of the biggest stewards' meetings in Kirklees Unison branch's history, the branch voted to call off the planned five-day strike which had been endorsed by a mass ballot of the 7,500 strong membership only two weeks earlier, writes Mike Forster.
17 November 2010
After months of delays and deliberation by the leadership of Unison both locally and regionally, Kirklees Unison has voted to ballot for strike action against cuts and redundancies, a Unison member writes.
15 November 2010
After months of delays and deliberation by the leadership of Unison both locally and regionally, Kirklees Unison has voted to ballot for strike action...
27 October 2010
Goldsmiths University: The Comprehensive Spending Review on 20 October announced cuts that will be detrimental to the future of young people across the country...
24 August 2010
Kirklees Unison has launched a formal industrial action ballot, to begin strike action in September to challenge the council's swingeing cuts, Huddersfield Socialist Party members write.
10 August 2010
Kirklees Unison has launched a formal industrial action ballot, to begin strike action in September to challenge the council's headlong rush into some of the most swingeing cuts in living memory...
2 June 2010
LOCAL GOVERNMENT jobs and services are under attack. Local councils will have £2 billion less in grants from central government after the first £6 billion Con-Dem government cutbacks. The threat is angering...
21 April 2010
SOCIALIST PARTY member Jackie Grunsell was elected to Kirklees council in 2006 after a campaign to protect local health services...
3 March 2010
The savage implications of the cuts-cuts-cuts mantra of New Labour, Tories and the LibDems are clear even before the general election...
Jackie Grunsell, Save Huddersfield NHS campaign councillor and Socialist Party member, photo Alison Hill
30 September 2009
Organise action to save services: "Any managers of a public service who are not planning now on the basis that they will have substantially less money to spend in two year's time are living in cloud cuckoo land." These are the chilling words of the chief executive of the Audit Commission, writes Jackie Grunsell, Defend NHS councillor and Socialist Party member, Huddersfield.
28 January 2009
Last week's Kirklees council meeting brought in a new Liberal/Labour coalition administration after a vote of 'no confidence' in the ruling minority Tory cabinet took place, writes Jackie Grunsell, Save Huddersfield NHS councillor.
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