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15 July 2015
On 22 July 2005 an innocent man was brutally shot to death by police at Stockwell tube station in south London. Ten years later and his family, and the Socialist Party, are still fighting for justice.
8 January 2014
The thoroughly reactionary but entertaining Jeremy Clarkson, on his Top Gear programme's Christmas special, tried to demonstrate that UK vehicle manufacturing was healthier than ever
23 January 2013
"An accident waiting to happen," was how one of my tower block neighbours summed up the Vauxhall helicopter crash, writes Steve Nally, Brixton Hilll Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate.
11 November 2009
THOUSANDS OF General Motors (GM) car workers walked out across Germany on 5 November after the company pulled out of the sale of Opel/Vauxhall to Magna-Sberbank, the Austrian/Canadian/Russian consortium, writes Stephan Kimmerle, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).
15 September 2009
Government inspectors have published their report on the scandal of the 'Phoenix four' directors who bought MG Rover from BMW in 2000 for £10 and allowed it to collapse in 2005, writes Bill Mullins.
5 June 2009
UP TO 5,500 jobs are at risk at the Vauxhall plants in Ellesmere Port in Merseyside and in Luton, as a result of the bankruptcy of Vauxhall's parent company General Motors (GM) in the USA, writes Bill Mullins.
23 October 2004
General Motors: WORKERS AT Opel's Ruhr area factory in Bochum made a swift, angry and determined answer to General Motor's (GM's) announcement of 12,000 redundancies throughout Europe. Their unofficial strike has hit the headlines in Germany...
12 July 2003
SECURITY GUARDS were hired recently to evict teachers from the premises of Vauxhall school special autistic unit, writes Rob MacDonald, Lambeth Socialist Party.
23 February 2001
THOUSANDS of Vauxhall workers will take strike action this Thursday, 22 February, against the company's plans to shut its Luton plant and axe over 2,000 jobs...
26 January 2001
THE DEMONSTRATION became more upbeat as it went along and felt the support from the Saturday shoppers, many of whom joined the demo...
19 January 2001
Vauxhall Luton...Ford Dagenham...Corus Steel...: "BRITAIN IS working again" says Education and Employment secretary David Blunkett, adding that "jobs are there for the taking"...
12 January 2001
JUST BEFORE Christmas it was announced that when production of the Vauxhall Vectra was finished, the replacement model would not be made at the Luton plant, writes David Wevill, Vauxhall Ellesmere Port plant, personal capacity.
12 January 2001
THE LUTON factory is surrounded by smaller supplier factories who were told they had to locate nearby or they'd lose their contracts with Vauxhall, writes Bill Mullins.
5 January 2001
AFTER CAR multinational General Motors (GM) announced it was closing its Vauxhall plant in Luton, angry workers laid siege to the firm's headquarters...
15 December 2000
AS WE go to press, the multinational General Motors has announced the closure of the Vauxhall plant in Luton. This is a massive blow to the thousands of workers and their families in the area, writes Bill Mullins.
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