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27 September 2017
Surrey County Council employees in public sector union Unison are being balloted over an offer from the local authority which has been described by lead Unison negotiator Paul Couchman as a 'slap in the face' for long-standing members of staff.
5 July 2017
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Surrey has passed a motion of no confidence in the local fire authority, saying planned budget cuts will see firefighter numbers plummet.
8 February 2017
After weeks of protesting, a massive demo outside the fire station, petitions and lobbies, Surrey council was forced to organise a public meeting to explain why it needed to axe Staines Fire Station.
25 January 2017
Surrey's Tory council wants residents to fork out a whopping 15% council tax rise to pay for the crisis in social care
4 May 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
2 March 2016
Why I joined the Socialist Party by Annette Egan in Staines.
9 September 2015
A potentially traumatic health crisis recently showed Socialist Party and trade union activist Paul Couchman that the NHS is still functioning well at weekends, thanks to NHS staff, not to Tory cuts.
8 July 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.
30 April 2015
Why trade unionists, tenants' leaders and justice campaigners are backing TUSC
12 May 2010
In Spelthorne we got 176 votes, but you could hear a pin drop when I warned the mainstream parties of the links we have built with local trade unionists who will fight the cuts to come, writes Paul Couchman, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.
21 April 2010
AS THE Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Candidate for Spelthorne in Surrey, I delivered our 43,800 election leaflets to the Royal Mail last week, writes Paul Couchman.
21 April 2010
MOST RESEARCH suggests that the general population is living longer. Advances in science and healthcare mean that more conditions are treatable and many people with previously life-threatening conditions...
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