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8 April 2020
Unite the Union reps are pleased to announce that we have won in our dispute at Medway Norse and have ensured a safe environment for staff and the local community (see 'Refuse collection workers strike' at socialistpartyorg.uk)
31 March 2020
Bin workers in Medway, Kent, walked out on 30 March over management's failure to follow social distancing directives, to provide adequate PPE and the closure of public toilets
24 January 2018
So-called 'gentrification' is on its way to parts of north Kent that are being packaged as the 'Thames Gateway'.
14 December 2016
While Medway council celebrates Dickens, poverty and homelessness go unnoticed - with an estimated 200 people sleeping roug,h and many more 'sofa surfing'.
6 July 2016
The death of a homeless man, sleeping rough in the centre of Chatham for over a year, has brought calls for action over the spiralling housing crisis in Kent's Medway towns.
20 May 2015
TUSC candidate Paul Dennis polled an impossible zero votes
3 December 2014
Tories' £2bn funding lie: The money is running out - at Medway Foundation Trust in Kent, maybe as early as January.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's additional "winter pressures" payments won't even touch the sides. Nor will Chancellor George Osborne's £2 billion nationally - much of it is already in the NHS budget anyway!
2 April 2014
The peasants are revolting again in Kent! Dubbed by Medway Tory leader Alan Jarrett as 'peasants' for refusing to shut up at a council meeting, 200 angry Strood Library activists took to the streets
19 February 2014
Over 60 people attended a public meeting in Strood, one of the Medway towns in Kent, on 15 February to discuss the next moves in a grassroots campaign to save the local library
12 February 2014
Last week's centre pages of the Socialist were an excellent explanation of the terrible damage wreaked upon our National Health Service by all three main parties and especially by the current Coalition's Health and Social Care Act
4 April 2012
Campaign for a national demo: The NHS is already being crippled by £20 billion "efficiency savings" leading to cuts in services and reductions in staffing levels, impacting on patient care, writes Jacqui Berry, Medway Against the Cuts.
6 February 2012
Up to 100 disabled service users, staff, carers and anti-cuts campaigners marched through Chatham on Saturday 4 February
20 May 2009
Education feature: OVER 200 parents and children held a very loud, colourful protest outside Medway council cabinet meeting against the closure of three local schools, St John's Infants, Ridge Meadow Primary and St Peter's Infants, writes Jacqui Berry and Dave Berrie.
20 September 2007
THE LOCAL press in Medway, Kent, published a leaked local authority memo this week, which explained that ten unnamed schools will have their futures reviewed for merger or closure in the New Year... By Jacqui Berry
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