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20 July 2012
Thirty Remploy workers formed a confident picket line across two entrances of the biggest Remploy factory in London
23 April 2012
In Wrekenton, the Campground Action Committee was set up to fight proposals being put forward by French multinational SITA
29 February 2012
Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland's primary care trusts are now working under a single management team, which is threatening to end all children's in-patient services in Gateshead and South Tyneside for cases where over 23 hours of care is needed
22 February 2012
In Gateshead the Primary Care Trust (PCT) is threatening to end all children's in-patient services within the borough in cases where over 23 hours of care is needed, writes Elaine Brunskill.
14 February 2012
Note: update added on 18.2.12. When health workers are gagged from speaking out at public consultation meetings, being told they can only intervene as residents, alarm bells begin to sound
24 June 2011
'AEI - You owe us' chanted sacked workers on a demonstration outside the factory gates of AEI cables in Birtley, in Tyne and Wear
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
Round the country: Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts (TUSC) candidates in Bristol are standing in 16 seats across Bristol in the local elections...
9 March 2011
Over 1,000 marched through Manchester on Saturday 5 March as banners from local campaigns mingled with trade union and campaign banners from nearby towns including Salford and Bury, writes Paul Gerrard. Also reports from Liverpool, Salford, Gateshead and Newcastle
2 June 2010
For years the residents of the Seven Stars Estate in Wrekenton, Gateshead, have been promised by councillors and housing management that their homes would be updated by 2010 with new kitchens, bathrooms, fires and combi-boilers, alongside having houses re-painted and rewired, writes Elaine Brunskill, Newcastle Socialist Party.
12 May 2010
A LIVELY protest took to the streets of the Seven Stars estate in Wrekenton, Gateshead. The demonstrators' chants of "What do we want? Decent homes! When do we want them? Now!" was loud and clear, writes Elaine Brunskill.
5 May 2010
IN MANY countries around the world, socialists and trade unionists marched to celebrate international workers' day on 1 May. This year in particular, in the teeth of attacks by capitalists on jobs, wages and public services, international working class solidarity is a vital necessity.
28 April 2010
It's never been easier to get a hearing for the Socialist Party's ideas: on stalls, on the doorsteps, and even in the pubs, writes Norman Hall, Tyneside Socialist Party.
21 April 2010
Laundry workers were joined by nurses, porters and other hospital staff in a protest outside Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, against the planned closure of the hospital's laundry, writes Elaine Brunskill.
25 October 2003
ON 16 October, London members of postal union CWU and of local government union UNISON both came out on strike and demonstrated for better London weighting...
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