Reports and campaigns

19 April 2017

Picturehouse cinema strike spreads

Dulwich Picturehouse became the sixth site in the cinema chain to take strike action for the living wage on 15 April

19 April 2017

Mood for a fightback at education conferences

The main theme at the Easter conferences of the education unions NUT, ATL and NASUWT is one of a fightback taking place

19 April 2017

Weapons workers continue pension strike

Picket lines surrounded entrances at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston and Burghfield on 10 April as Unite the Union members voted emphatically to continue their pension strike

19 April 2017

PCS ballot papers out: vote Democracy Alliance

PCS executive committee elections: It is vital that local reps act quickly to persuade members to vote for the Democracy Alliance slate

19 April 2017

Workers sailing to victory on Woolwich ferry

Unite and GMB trade union members employed by Briggs Marine on the Woolwich Ferry have scored another win in their battle to improve conditions and fight bullying and harassment

19 April 2017

CWU conference: fight Royal Mail pension attack

This year's Communication Workers Union conference takes place against the backdrop of the latest wholesale attack by Royal Mail on its workers' pensions

19 April 2017

National Shop Stewards Network conference 2017

The 11th annual National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) conference will be on Saturday 1 July 2017 from 11am in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

12 April 2017

Stop press - NHS workers' snap walkout - full victory confirmed

Domestic staff at the Royal London Hospital have had their victory over privateer bosses' attacks on their breaks confirmed, writes Socialist Party reporters.

12 April 2017

Cardiff: Labour right rattled by anti-cuts TUSC

The 100% anti-cuts, socialist alternative presented by the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has been welcomed on the doorstep by people who are desperate to see an end to austerity. But some figures on the Labour right are less enthusiastic that we're standing in the Welsh council elections.

12 April 2017

Hundreds march to save the NHS

The rally and demonstration in Carlisle on 8 April was a great success.

12 April 2017

Excellent Socialist Party trade union meeting

An excellent meeting of over 100 Socialist Party trade union members took place in London

12 April 2017

Solid strike across the rail network against unsafe driver-only operation

Train strikes brought large parts of the country to a standstill on 8 April. Train guards in the RMT union struck against driver-only operation (DOO) on Merseyrail which affected the Grand National horse race, on Northern Rail and again on Southern Rail, days before the franchise's boss doubled his pay.

12 April 2017

Arts unions agree joint campaign work

Artists and culture workers have backed calls for no-cuts council budgets, and cross-union campaigns against poverty pay and under-representation of oppressed groups.

12 April 2017

Derby teaching assistants accept offer to end pay dispute

Following negotiations and a ballot of Unison members the Derby teaching assistants' dispute ended on 5 April. The members voted nine-to-one to accept the offer from Derby council.

12 April 2017

Doncaster: Socialist Steve's growing support

It's been a great first week for Steve Williams' Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) campaign for mayor.

12 April 2017

PCS protest

50 PCS members walked out of the DWP administrative site at Annesley, Nottinghamshire for a lunchtime protest on 7 April.

12 April 2017

PCS election: Vote Democracy Alliance

The ballot for the 2017 national executive committee (NEC) election of civil servants' union PCS opens on 20 April and closes 11 May.

12 April 2017

Car workers strike at BMW in defence of pensions

By a huge 93%, car workers at BMW, producing the Mini and Rolls-Royce, have voted to strike for eight days in defence of their final salary pension scheme.

12 April 2017

KCL housing 'wall of shame'

King's College London Socialist Students held a 'wall of shame' at the university about the terrible conditions faced by students both in halls of residence and renting privately in London.

12 April 2017

Newham socialists attend 'I, Daniel Blake' film night

Newham Community Cinema held a showing of Ken Loach's film 'I, Daniel Blake' on 8 April. On behalf of East London Socialist Party branch I was asked to introduce the film.


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