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17 January 2018
There are many council budget-setting meetings during January and February that are slashing millions more pounds off vital services - and many of these councils are run by Labour
1 November 2017
The publication of allowances and expenses of Derby city councillors for 2016-17 should cause more than a few raised eyebrows
17 August 2017
Derby Women's Centre has been supporting women at the most vulnerable point in their lives
5 July 2017
Book review: Exactly 200 years ago a 17 year-old Nottinghamshire girl was murdered walking home to Papplewick village from nearby Mansfield
12 April 2017
Schools are under the greatest threat for more than a generation and an equally powerful response is needed. In the next couple of months, the scale of the cuts will be evident
12 April 2017
Following negotiations and a ballot of Unison members the Derby teaching assistants' dispute ended on 5 April. The members voted nine-to-one to accept the offer from Derby council.
22 March 2017
Following a new offer from Labour-led Derby council, public sector union Unison has now suspended the all-out strike action by teaching assistants and school support staff
15 March 2017
Teaching assistants and school support staff in Derby are now on all-out strike against massive pay cuts imposed by the Labour-led city council. In a recent survey 74% of Derby people said they supported the action by these workers.
1 March 2017
TAs and support staff are striking at schools across the city
14 December 2016
Derby teaching assistants are to take a further six days of strike action in their dispute with the Labour-led city council. The TAs have already taken several days of strike action over massive cuts to pay.
24 August 2016
Thousands attend rallies while CLPs continue to endorse the anti-austerity leader
18 August 2016
"Corbyn is likely to be the first ever prime minister to have stood on a picket line" said former Derby North MP Chris Williamson
27 July 2016
Well over a hundred attended an enthusiastic rally for Jeremy Corbyn in Derby. But it was noticeable that one or two people were having a go, saying they would never support Labour. They were not Blairite or right wing, but were teaching assistants employed by the Labour controlled Derby council.
25 May 2016
We are for real internationalism. But that's why we need a socialist Europe, not the 'Employers' Union' that is the EU, with its austerity agenda. Tour locations and dates included.
11 May 2016
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition has released the initial dates of a 20-city tour it is hosting in May and June under the heading 'The socialist case against the EU'.
9 December 2015
Derby Socialist Party members arrived to do our weekly campaign stall on 28 November when we noticed around ten supporters of the far-right group Britain First with their own stall nearby.
21 October 2015
A stuttering world economy has jeopardised steel making in the UK. But workers do not have to accept the inevitability of closures and job losses
9 October 2015
"No ifs, No buts, No more pay cuts!" chanted 400 school staff
7 October 2015
After years of failing to pay women equally, Derby City Labour council's pay review will see many women and some male council workers lose thousands of pounds from their annual pay.
1 July 2015
Derby City Labour council has scrapped plans to change the school transport arrangements for children with special needs.
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