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16 November 2017
RMT members at Virgin Trains West Coast have voted by 91% for strike action in response to a divisive pay offer
15 November 2017
Train managers, caterers, customer service and the other non-driving grades represented by the RMT union at Virgin West Coast are in dispute with bosses over a divisive pay offer
25 January 2017
"My son was assessed four months ago but is still waiting for a carer," a mother told a packed consultation meeting - the St Austell leg of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan public relations tour
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.
16 November 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the real cost of NHS cuts, one member one vote, reformism and Tory hypocrisy.
16 November 2016
NHS England has secret plans for closing A&Es and even a whole hospital, according to an investigation by the King's Fund think-tank.
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.
5 October 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Virgin Trains strike; Ritzy cinema strike; Newsquest journalists' strike.
4 October 2016
Fresh from the 'traingate' attack on Jeremy Corbyn, Virgin East Coast is now attacking its staff
28 September 2016
ScotRail guards have won a big victory, proving that determined strike action works.
13 April 2016
The future of the NHS has emerged as a key battleground in the debate surrounding Britain's referendum on membership of the European Union (EU)
14 October 2015
Our NHS is ill. Its health is worsening. Like someone with cancer, symptoms appear in different parts of its body although it just gets by day to day.
1 July 2015
Last week transport secretary Patrick Mcloughlin announced that Network Rail's £38.5 billion modernisation plan for Britain's railways has been postponed. This underscores the government's intentions of yet more savage cuts in public spending.
20 February 2013
This month US company Liberty Global took over Virgin Media. Having taken over 'losses' racked up by Virgin while constructing their cable network, Liberty will pay no corporation tax for the foreseeable future
14 November 2012
Virgin Media announced during a conference call with CWU national officials on 2 November that they are running a referendum among staff asking whether they want the union recognition agreement to remain in force...
10 October 2012
Renationalise the railways: Take the whole rail system back into public ownership! That is the only logical conclusion from the fiasco over the franchise for the West Coast Main Line railway from London to Glasgow...
3 October 2012
Minimum wage: Breathe a sigh of relief everybody, the hard times are over - the minimum wage has been increased... by 11p an hour... for over 21s...
25 July 2012
Richard Branson's Virgin multinational won the bid to deliver NHS and social care services to young people in Devon
24 April 2012
The private health industry has given the Tories £8.3 million since 2001 - and what do the Tories want to give them in return? Billions of pounds of profits from the destruction of our NHS, writes Paul Couchman, Surrey Unison branch secretary (personal capacity).
23 November 2011
Rock bottom: Northern Rock, the failed bank rescued by the previous Labour government, has been sold off on the cheap to Virgin Money by the Con-Dems...
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