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17 July 2013
Desperate poverty drives some people to desperate acts. The Hull Daily Mail reports that 40% more people seem to be stealing food for personal consumption in Hull than last year, writes Mike Whale.
7 March 2013
Three Hull councillors remain defiant against Labour budget: Three Hull councillors, Gary Wareing, Dean Kirk and Gill Kennett, broke the Labour whip and voted against council budget cuts on Thursday 28 February, writes Phil Culshaw, Hull Unison steward (personal capacity).
6 March 2013
Three Hull councillors broke the Labour whip to vote against budget cuts. They were supported by 400 people outside
27 February 2013
A walk down Holderness Road, east Hull, tells the story. Instead of traditional shops and businesses, there are charity shops, pay-day loan sharks, money lenders, pawn shops and betting shops.
27 February 2013
Leicester protesters say no cuts!: On 20 February, 200 homeless people, trade unionists and campaigners lobbied Leicester's Labour council as they voted for cuts...
30 January 2013
500 Unite members who work at the food company Greencore in Hull have taken strike action to demand a living wage
30 January 2013
Three Hull city Labour councillors have told the local press they will vote against cuts in jobs and services
4 January 2013
Hull City Council has voted unanimously to remove blacklisting firms from all council contracts at the latest full council meeting
21 November 2012
0n 15 November angry and determined workers lobbied Hull city council to demand that Labour councillors keep their election promises
7 November 2012
The announcement that we're out of recession is laughable for most people. The 1% growth must be a misprint as the only growth working class people see is in the income of the 1%
19 October 2012
In a week that saw redundancies announced in Hull at two companies, Seven Seas and McCain Foods, over 300 angry Hull City Council workers rallied outside the Guildhall at the start of a campaign to oppose the latest round of cuts in council jobs and services
3 October 2012
Southampton: Nick Chaffey, Southampton Socialist Party, wrote the following letter to the Independent in reply to an article by Owen Jones...
26 September 2012
'Because you have all done so well, we are going to give you some more cuts to carry out'. This was the message from Local Government Minister Eric Pickles to a recent meeting of the Local Government Association...
24 September 2012
On Saturday 22 September over 300 trade unionists and service users marched through Hull to protest against £99 million worth of cuts to the Hull and East Riding NHS trust
12 September 2012
Striking workers at the Cranswick Foods meat processing factory at Preston near Hull have won a temporary reprieve from brutal new working conditions
8 October 2011
Flying in the face of some misleading newspaper reports, 1,000 people have marched in Yorkshire in support of the Jarrow march
5 October 2011
BAE Systems intends to cut 3,000 of its 40,000 UK jobs. Apparently this is necessary for BAE to "ensure its long-term future", while the futures of the estimated 5,700 affected workers look bleak.
6 July 2011
The 30 June coordinated strike action by the PCS civil service union and NUT, ATL and UCU teaching unions was a historic event
8 June 2011
The heroic struggle of engineering construction workers locked out from the BP Saltend bioethanol plant, near Hull, has ended, writes Alistair Tice.
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