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19 April 2017

TUSC council candidate vows never to go to the 'dark side'!

Surrey is one of the wealthiest counties. Yet apparently we cannot afford street lighting, adequate flood defences, school places, good roads, public transport, or safe levels of fire services

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12 April 2017

Carlisle NHS privateers leave patients at risk

What kind of people would build a hospital children's ward with a firewall which stopped just above a false ceiling, allowing smoke and flames to spread? And keep these and other dangers hidden from the staff, patients and even management of the hospital?

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24 February 2017

Spelthorne: we need socialist councillors

Fire Brigade Union reps, other trade unionists and anti-cuts activists lobbied councillors

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22 February 2017

Web series review: Cooked - "How capitalism ruined eating"

The title 'Cooked' doesn't exactly sound like essential political viewing. But in this adaptation of Michael Pollan's 2013 bestselling book of the same title, the author examines the contribution of cooking to human development and progress.

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8 February 2017

Campaign forces Surrey council to back down on fire station closure

After weeks of protesting, a massive demo outside the fire station, petitions and lobbies, Surrey council was forced to organise a public meeting to explain why it needed to axe Staines Fire Station.

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25 January 2017

Surrey: Save our fire station

Firefighters pointed out that the Staines fire engine is the busiest engine in the county. And that the local borough of Spelthorne has the busiest airport in Europe; the highest concentration of tower blocks; the worst record of fire deaths in Surrey, and many more high risk factors.

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Staines SOSIS meeting, 13.12.16

20 December 2016

Fire service cuts: "a betrayal of the people of Spelthorne"

Such was the feeling of the 40+ people gathered in the Staines Hub

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7 December 2016

Slump in unfair dismissal cases - scrap tribunal fees!

Workers took 73% less unfair dismissal cases to employment tribunal last year than before the government introduced fees.

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28 September 2016

Victory for firefighters facing dismissal in Manchester

Over 50 Fire Brigades Union (FBU) reps from around Greater Manchester met, along with FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack and President Alan McLean, to discuss their response to the outrageous move by Greater Manchester Fire Authority to sack its entire workforce. Now the fire authority has backed down and withdrawn the threat of mass dismissal and agreed to re-enter negotiations.

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21 September 2016

All Greater Manchester firefighters face sack

The employment practises of Mike Ashley's Sports Direct are being brought to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

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6 July 2016

Manchester firefighters fight cuts

Greater Manchester Fire Authority is planning to cut 280 firefighter jobs and 26 fire engines. Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members have been protesting these plans, including a huge lobby of the fire authority meeting which approved the cuts. To make up for the loss in staff, the firefighters that remain will be forced to work longer hours.

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25 May 2016

Canada: fire devastates Fort McMurray

Capitalism equals environmental destruction: On the evening of 3 May the entire 94,000 population of Fort McMurray was ordered to leave as an out-of-control wildfire swept towards it.

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6 January 2016

Tories savage fire service

"The idea that you go from a fire engine with five firefighters on to a van with just two is just madness."

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9 December 2015

Quiz of the year

It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.

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9 December 2015

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Academies strike, call centre strike ballot, firefighters' cuts protest.

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2 December 2015

FBU fights the cuts in Yorkshire

Selby Socialist Party is supporting the Fire Brigades Union in their campaign against fire service cuts in North Yorkshire, collecting 248 names to add to the FBU petition online that has gathered over 2,600 signatures.

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25 November 2015

Fire cuts cost lives

Leicester is facing some of the most severe cuts to the fire service in the country.

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25 November 2015

Firefighters rally to defend pay and conditions

Firefighters demonstrated outside a Fire Service Authority meeting

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17 November 2015

Fire cuts cost lives

Leicester is facing some of the most severe fire service cuts in the country

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4 November 2015

Fire service cuts put people at risk

At a recent Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service review consultation meeting firefighters and ex-firefighters in attendance were initially prevented from speaking.

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