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25 January 2017
One brave nurse described the nightly pressures of being so understaffed that it is bringing workers to their knees and putting them in incredibly compromised in dangerous situations.
7 December 2016
Hundreds protested in the centre of Exeter on 3 December against the decimation and degrading of Devon's NHS. Coming from all points of the compass and forming 'red lines' of marchers from different parts of the city, they cheered and clapped speakers from the community and the labour and trade union movement.
30 November 2016
Stop the Tory cuts: Exeter will be the scene of a major county-wide demonstration by campaign groups against the huge government cuts to the National Health Service on 3 December.
26 October 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the Ched Evans case, Marmite brexit, NHS 'savings' and homelessness.
19 October 2016
'Once you lose them - you will never get them back', this was the stark warning in a letter published in a local Devon paper. The letter refers to the current consultation period taking place on the closures of community hospitals with the loss of hundreds of beds.
10 February 2016
Torbay may be the English Riviera for the well-heeled, but for many working people it is a place of poverty, insecurity and low wages.
23 September 2015
Rob Williams, chair of the National Shop Stewards Network, got a mention in parliament recently.
21 January 2015
In Devon, NHS patients who suffer from deafness have been told that they can in future only have one hearing aid
10 December 2014
Defend universal access: Due to a deficit in Devon NHS, some people will be denied surgery unless they quit smoking or lose weight
14 May 2014
Socialists and trade unionists are competing in 62 council seats in the south west under the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) banner
15 November 2012
First Group bus drivers and engineers staged a 24-hour strike on 15th November protesting about not receiving a backdated pay rise
25 July 2012
Richard Branson's Virgin multinational won the bid to deliver NHS and social care services to young people in Devon
21 March 2012
Support anti-cuts candidates: Devon county council and Devon NHS are putting children's services out to tender writes Jim Thomson, South West Socialist Party.
21 September 2011
An interview with Christi Kelly, organiser of 'Help Save Devon Youth Service'
18 May 2011
Derriford Hospital, the major health facility in west Devon and Cornwall, has announced massive cuts, write Plymouth Socialist Party members
11 May 2011
Roundup: 174 candidates, standing in 50 councils, contested the English local elections under the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) umbrella, polling over 25,000 votes...
27 April 2011
A few TUSC candidates explain why they arec standing. Over the last five years I've tried to turn the Greens left, but to no avail. They are obviously good about the environment but have no idea about the class struggle and don't want to get rid of capitalism,...
5 April 2011
NEGOTIATIONS OVER the Devon Stagecoach Bus drivers' modest demand of £6.50 an hour with no strings, have started and a strike scheduled for 23 July has been suspended, writes Steve Bush, Devon.
22 February 2011
On Thursday 17 February, Devon county councillors voted on a budget which would slash £54 million from services, including support for abused women, youth services and public transport
17 November 2010
Liverpool: An anti-cuts lobby of Liverpool city councillors on 10 November, called by Liverpool Trades Union Council, saw 200 workers defying police by blocking the main road outside the town hall in protest against cuts in services and jobs...
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