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31 May 2017
The complaint that right-wing general secretary Dave Prentis's team breached the rule that forbids the use of union resources to campaign for any candidate in the election was upheld
6 May 2017
Roger Bannister standing for TUSC polled almost 8,000 first-preference votes for the city region mayor
3 May 2017
TUSC Mersey metro mayoral candidate Roger Bannister debated in the studio with other candidates on the BBC's Sunday Politics North West programme
5 April 2017
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is on the ballot paper for the inaugural election of the Liverpool City Region directly-elected mayor (the 'metro-mayor').
30 March 2017
Merseyside TUSC is fielding Roger Bannister for the regional mayoral election
1 March 2017
The hearing into rule breaking by public sector union Unison during the 2015 general secretary election ended on 22 February
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
11 January 2017
For years Unison activists have suspected that there has been illegitimate interference from unelected officials in the union elections in breach of the rules. As such the 2015 general secretary election was no different, except this time they got caught red handed.
30 November 2016
In order to consolidate Corbyn's leadership victory it is urgent that action is taken to democratise the Labour Party and end the Blairites' control of the party machine. An essential part of this is campaigning for the readmittance to the Labour Party of all expelled or excluded socialists.
26 October 2016
More than 60 socialists with over 800 years of Labour Party membership between them, have signed a letter calling for their re-admittance to the Labour Party
29 June 2016
This year's Unison national delegate conference marked a major turning point in the union. On its final day the conference was rocked by the Brexit result and subsequent resignation of Cameron. Many delegates entering the conference on 24 June were either jubilant or confused, but that mood was not matched by the right-wing leadership of Unison.
11 May 2016
The TUSC candidate for the mayor of Liverpool, Unison national executive member Roger Bannister, polled 4,950 votes, a 5.1% share, over 1,400 votes ahead of the Tories.
4 May 2016
Bristol and Liverpool councils have carried out what can only be described as political censorship of socialists contesting mayoral elections on 5 May. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) national steering committee has agreed to formally complain to the cities' returning officers.
27 April 2016
TUSC has candidates on 5 May for the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, and 60 English councils
27 April 2016
Merseyside TUSC applauds the brilliant verdict that the Hillsborough victims were unlawfully killed as well as completely exonerating the fans from any responsibility for the catastrophe
20 April 2016
Merseyside Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition is recording its opposition to a Liverpool City Council election office decision to veto a section in Roger Bannister's election address which refers to "Liverpool Labour".
8 April 2016
Merseyside TUSC is recording its opposition to a Liverpool City Council election office decision to veto a section in Roger Bannister's election address which refers to 'Liverpool Labour'
24 February 2016
Industrially and politically, Britain's largest public sector union is under siege from the Tories' relentless austerity agenda. Meanwhile, Unison's right-wing leadership and bureaucracy resort to dirty tricks to hold the struggle back.
17 February 2016
Threatened with backbench revolt, the Tory government has produced a £300 million 'transition grant' to partially cover gaping shortfalls in local government over the next two years.
17 December 2015
The Unison general secretary election has seen Dave Prentis returned to the leadership of the union but question marks remain over the election
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