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11 January 2017
My local county hospital, the Worcestershire Royal Hospital, made national news on 7 January for all the wrong reasons. It's become clear that between New Years' Eve and midnight on 3 January two patients died on trolleys in corridors.
16 November 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the real cost of NHS cuts, one member one vote, reformism and Tory hypocrisy.
5 October 2016
If Labour splits, can Corbyn win? This is what Worcestershire Socialist Party members discussed at our well-attended public meeting on 29 September. Our guest speaker was the Socialist Party's Dave Nellist, former Labour MP.
10 February 2016
The Socialist Party held our first public activity in Redditch town centre on 30 January where the maternity unit at Alexandra hospital unit is under threat of permanent closure.
25 November 2015
Clive Walder, a longstanding Socialist Party member in the Communication Workers' Union, has had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected. This is a message of solidarity to Clive from William.
18 November 2015
As reported in the Socialist last week, Clive Walder, a longstanding Socialist Party member in the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) has had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected. Also John Vasey, a CWU postal rep, has been sacked on what his work colleagues recognise as stitched up charges.
9 September 2015
The in-patient unit at Bromyard Community Hospital, which was set to close, has been saved after the Wye Valley NHS Trust board backed down due to pressure from staff and the local community.
15 July 2015
The budget saw vicious attacks on huge sections of society. But one group particularly hard hit was young people. Read reports of protests as we hit the streets to fight back.
30 April 2015
Reverse all cuts and privatisation: The scene: a Medical Incident Officer - a standby doctor normally called upon for major accidents - arrives at Worcestershire Royal Hospital to treat patients who have been waiting for hours, untreated in ambulances outside the hospital
18 February 2015
Reading: Four new, young recruits joined Reading Socialist Party's ranks after a recent meeting on Syriza's election in Greece, writes Chris Fernandez, Derby TUSC.
24 September 2014
Hereford Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is faced by management plans to reduce the number of fire engines in the county
9 September 2014
On two recent Saturdays, Worcester Socialist Party members held stalls opposing zero-hours contracts and calling for a £10 an hour minimum wage
5 March 2014
The far-right, racist English Defence League is planning a rally in Worcester on 22 March. There will be a counter-mobilisation
19 February 2014
80 people whistled, rattled and jeered at a midday protest as Worcestershire county council voted to cut £98 million of services
5 February 2014
Worcestershire county council will meet on Thursday 13 February to discuss plans for a further £98 million of cuts to public services including the possible withdrawal of all funding for bus services
11 July 2012
NHS bosses have put forward six plans for the reorganisation of Hospital Services in Worcestershire. The majority of the plans involve the closure of either the Redditch Alexandra or Worcester Royal accident...
23 November 2011
I went to a recent recording of BBC Radio 4's programme Any Questions in Worcester, writes Peter Scott, Worcester Socialist Party.
16 February 2011
On 12 February, 250 trade unionists and students marched through Worcester city centre in a trades union council protest against massive cuts, writes Sean McCauley, Worcester Socialist Party.
10 February 2010
LAST YEAR Worcestershire county council announced £45 million cuts over five years with talk of job losses in all areas, including teachers, writes Sean McCauley, Worcester Socialist Party.
29 July 2009
The Independent recently reported on the exploitation of Bulgarian and Romanian workers by Tesco supplier, S&A Produce, writes Deborah Jones.
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