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6 June 2017
Tyneside turned out en masse to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak in Gateshead
12 April 2017
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.
5 April 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Unite elections, NHS, Star Trek, and Welsh trains.
8 March 2017
The following is an account of years of struggle by parents of a disabled child to secure the proper resources to meet their daughter's needs. A situation made more difficult by draconian cuts in funding local services.
14 September 2016
Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) called a week of action, 4-10 of September to coincide with the beginning of the Paralympic Games.
18 May 2016
On 14 May far-right groups organised a rabble of 50, from as far afield as Scotland, for a demo and rally in Byker, the east end of Newcastle, writes Norman Hall, Gateshead Socialist Party.
11 May 2016
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition has released the initial dates of a 20-city tour it is hosting in May and June under the heading 'The socialist case against the EU'.
16 March 2016
The Socialist Party northern regional conference acted as a political springboard, giving us a big boost for the tasks ahead, writes Elaine Brunskill, Northern Socialist Party secretary.
24 February 2016
Cabinet papers show that, following protests, Gateshead's council is to back down over the closure of Grove House - a respite centre for children and a respite and day centre for adults, all with serious disabilities.
20 January 2016
For years Gateshead's Labour councillors have boasted they would always protect frontline services for the most vulnerable, writes Elaine Brunskill
11 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. College and uni lecturers lead the fightback.
11 November 2015
Gateshead's Labour council plans the closure of Grove House, a respite centre for mentally and physically disabled children between eight and 18 years of age, among the most vulnerable members of society.
2 June 2015
The escalation of action by around 300 engineering service workers has thwarted the Kone bosses' attempts to use a tracking system as a disciplinary tool
27 May 2015
Kone workers have escalated their action to a two week all-out stoppage
20 May 2015
Defend NHS pay: Nurses could strike if the Tories' talk of a "seven-day NHS" results in attacks on unsocial hour and weekend working payments, according to the leader of the Royal College of Nurses, Dr Peter Carter
13 May 2015
Kone engineering service workers have been on strike every Monday over plans to use unreliable tracking devices in their vehicles, writes Elaine Brunskill.
22 April 2015
Across the country around 300 engineering service workers, employed by the lift firm Kone, are holding regular Monday strikes
13 April 2015
Kone workers are striking on Mondays in a dispute over tracking devices
9 February 2015
Within seconds of criticising Labour at an anti-cuts rally, one Gateshead pensioner was bundled off stage!
4 February 2015
"We have to fight for our libraries. They're part of our working class socialist heritage." This was the response of a woman involved in the campaign to keep our Gateshead libraries open
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