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12 April 2017
Simon Coveny, the Fine Gael Minister responsible for Water Charges in Ireland, endured a torrid time in the Dáil (Irish Parliament) on 6 April as Socialist Party member and Dublin South West TD (MP) Paul Murphy exposed his party's attempts to smuggle the iniquitous water charges in through the back door.
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
25 May 2016
Letters to the editors: EU, Paul Mason and nukes, Leicester FC, board game, Michelle Bridge 1973-2016.
11 February 2015
Labour established Sure Start centres to provide education and health services for pre-school children, writes As an NHS worker, do you feel confident in any of the major parties to defend the NHS?.
27 April 2011
On 7 April 70 teachers, members of teaching unions NUT and NASUWT, went on joint strike at Darwen Vale High School, Blackburn, Lancashire, and closed the school, writes Paul Gerrard, Bury NUT
1 December 2010
On 24 November 130,000 school, college and university students walked out in the biggest education action for 25 years...
25 November 2010
Last updated 29 Nov Throughout the day students across the country demonstrated, occupied and walked out against the government's attacks on further and higher education, many initiated by Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Students.
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27 October 2010
ON 20 October Alan Clough, a retired corporation gardener from Bury and Unison member, was due in Bolton Magistrates' Court charged with assaulting a police officer during the rally against the far right English Defence League in Bolton in March, writes Paul Gerrard, Bury NUT.
4 August 2010
Review: The Lacuna: THE LACUNA is written as the diary of a solitary young man, Harrison Shepherd, who ends up working as a cook for the Mexican artist Diego Rivera and then the exiled Leon Trotsky, one of the leaders of the 1917 Russian revolution, writes Hannah Sell.
16 September 2009
Construction workers in the greater Manchester area have launched a campaign against blacklisting in the industry, writes Christian Bunke.
14 September 2006
UNISON MEMBERS at the NHS Logistics (NHSL) depot in Alfreton, Derbyshire, are delighted with the result of our strike ballot against the sell-off to DHL, writes Brian Loader, NHSL National Staff Side Secretary, personal capacity.
27 July 2006
BURY'S SCHOOL Organisation Committee (SOC) has voted down the council's decision to close Broad Oak High School by 3:1. This partial reprieve referred the issue to the Schools Adjudicator. Paul Gerrard of the Bury SOS campaign and SOS candidate Unsworth Ward, writes in a personal capacity.
20 July 2006
Schools victory: THE SAVE Our Schools (SOS) campaign in Bury, Greater Manchester, has scored a significant victory over the council in the fight to save Broad Oak School and Prestwich Arts College, writes Paul Gerrard Bury SOS campaign (personal capacity).
11 May 2006
Manchester: JOBS AND services across Greater Manchester NHS trusts are under serious threat. Pennine Acute Trust plans to slash 800 jobs to try to tackle a £21 million deficit. That trust runs four hospitals - North Manchester General, Royal...
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