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5 July 2017
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Surrey has passed a motion of no confidence in the local fire authority, saying planned budget cuts will see firefighter numbers plummet.
19 April 2017
Surrey is one of the wealthiest counties. Yet apparently we cannot afford street lighting, adequate flood defences, school places, good roads, public transport, or safe levels of fire services
24 February 2017
Fire Brigade Union reps, other trade unionists and anti-cuts activists lobbied councillors
15 February 2017
During February many council budget-setting meetings are taking place across the country, slashing millions more pounds off vital services.
8 February 2017
After weeks of protesting, a massive demo outside the fire station, petitions and lobbies, Surrey council was forced to organise a public meeting to explain why it needed to axe Staines Fire Station.
25 January 2017
Firefighters pointed out that the Staines fire engine is the busiest engine in the county. And that the local borough of Spelthorne has the busiest airport in Europe; the highest concentration of tower blocks; the worst record of fire deaths in Surrey, and many more high risk factors.
25 January 2017
Surrey's Tory council wants residents to fork out a whopping 15% council tax rise to pay for the crisis in social care
20 December 2016
Such was the feeling of the 40+ people gathered in the Staines Hub
5 October 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Virgin Trains strike; Ritzy cinema strike; Newsquest journalists' strike.
28 September 2016
On 23 and 24 September Unison's South East region held their 'strategy weekend' for 2016 in Woking, Surrey, involving around 70 activists.
21 September 2016
Three in five young women aged 13 to 21 have faced some kind of sexual harassment at school or college in the last year. Tokenism at the top has gone together with retaining practices like sexist school and workplace dress codes.
14 September 2016
Thousands of people have attended rallies and meetings in support of Jeremy.
4 May 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
2 March 2016
Why I joined the Socialist Party by Annette Egan in Staines.
3 February 2016
Members of Unite the Union's finance sector have taken to picket lines for the first time since the 1970s to fight back against the closure of Legal & General's flagship site in Kingswood, Surrey.
8 July 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.
2 April 2015
Paul Couchman, TUSC parliamentary candidate for Spelthorne, says why he is standing
20 August 2014
In April, Surrey county council imposed a two year pay deal broadly in line with the government's austerity measures on pay constraint
10 June 2014
Spelthorne residents, many of whom had been victims of the flooding, expressed anger towards the panel of 'experts'
27 January 2014
There was standing room only at the packed public meeting last wednesday at Staines Community Centre
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