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6 September 2017
Ineos, the largest shale gas exploration company in the UK was granted an interim injunction against anti-fracking protesters on 31 July
8 March 2017
Hundreds of signatures have been collected by Wakefield Socialist Party and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition members calling for the resignation of Wakefield's Labour MP Mary Creagh.
19 October 2016
Socialist Party members and other trade unionists took part in a march and rally in Barnsley on 15 October in support of school cleaners, the 'Kinsley 3', who have been on strike for over six weeks, writes Jon Sibbald, Wakefield and Pontefract Socialist Party.
12 October 2016
Tory minister Sajid Javid is permitting Caudrilla to drill wells to frack for gas at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton
17 September 2014
Hackney: The Socialist Party's backing for a campaign by New Era estate residents against rent hikes has received huge support
29 August 2014
Activists from the BFAWU union and YFJ took part in a day of action
20 March 2013
Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust is looking to cut back Dewsbury Hospital services. Little notice or information has been given for the consultation meetings, which have already started and will be over by 20 March
25 January 2012
At Pontefract hospital in West Yorkshire NHS bosses had been in discussion about using army medics to help run the accident and emergency unit, writes Adrian O'Malley, Unison Mid Yorkshire Health branch secretary (personal capacity).
18 June 2008
Adrian O'Malley is the chair of Unison's Wakefield and Pontefract Hospitals branch and newly elected to Unison's health service group executive (SGE) for Yorkshire and Humberside...
24 August 2006
PONTEFRACT'S 70-strong "Keep Our NHS Public" meeting unanimously supported the proposal to set up a broad-based campaign to defend local health services and fight NHS privatisation, writes Mick Griffiths Wakefield and Pontefract hospitals UNISON branch secretary (personal capacity).
20 July 2006
NHS SERVICES in the Pontefract and Wakefield district face a shake-up. The council's planning committee has given the go-ahead for the £250 million hospitals development project that proposes to replace Pontefract General Infirmary, writes Mick Griffiths, secretary and Adrian O'Malley, chair, Wakefield and Pontefract Hospital UNISON (personal capacity).
19 January 2006
5 March 2005
UNISON's Health Service Group Executive (SGE) have voted against running a consultative ballot on pensions amongst its health service members...
9 October 2004
Health service: LOW PAY in the NHS is widespread - many ancillary workers get around £4.85 an hour, little more than the minimum wage. Thousands have to rely on extra payments for working unsocial hours just to scrape together a living...
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