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11 August 2021
Leicester is in danger of being named the sweatshop capital of the UK. BooHoo hit the headlines last year for using Leicester suppliers that paid their workers around £4 an hour, way below the current
7 July 2021
Interview with playwright of Farewell Leicester Square: The Socialist spoke to playwright and Socialist Party member Neil Gore about Townsend Production's latest play, Farewell Leicester Square. It's touring in Bedford, Watford and London from 1-11 July.
7 July 2021
Brush engineering workers, on strike for six weeks so far against 'fire and rehire', had negotiations with management on 6 July, but they are refusing to budge
23 June 2021
Private healthcare is embedded in the provision of accident and emergency treatment at the Leicester Royal Infirmary
16 June 2021
Leicestershire NHS bosses have made the decision to close Leicester General Hospital, one of the three main acute hospitals in Leicester, selling off most of the land, and also St Mary's Maternity unit in Melton Mowbray
16 June 2021
UCU staff have been in dispute with their employer for months over compulsory redundancies and academic freedom
2 June 2021
After people showed support for the Socialist Party demands on our campaign stall against Israeli state terror, we left some of our posters up so the message would remain visible
26 May 2021
Not many people in Leicester knew that Israel-based international defence electronics company UAV Tactical Systems had a factory at Meridian Business Park, Leicester, until Palestine Action Leicester (PAL) organised a rooftop protest there
12 May 2021
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) stood over 300 candidates in the 'Super-Thursday' elections on 6 May, the biggest number of TUSC candidates since the elections in 2016.
5 May 2021
Leicester Socialist Party members have consistently given their support to the picket lines at SPS Technologies in Leicester, and the Socialist had regular reports on their successful strike against 'fire and rehire'
31 March 2021
Unite members at SPS Technologies in Leicester have taken four one-day strikes against management's 'fire and rehire' attempts to destroy their terms and conditions
10 March 2021
Sarah Seaton, chair of the University of Leicester University and College Union branch, has spoken to the Socialist about fighting proposed redundancies and the impact the pandemic has had.
24 February 2021
Garment workers have among the highest rate of coronavirus deaths for working women in the UK, the Office for National Statistics has revealed
18 November 2020
Leicester's NHS bosses seem scared about the 'Save Our NHS Leicestershire' campaign's attempts to put forward alternative views on their proposals to reorganise our hospitals, including the closure of the Leicester General Hospital.
21 October 2020
Leicester has been under some form of lockdown since March. We were the first city to go into local lockdown
7 October 2020
When Boris Johnson falsely announced his government would build "40 new hospitals" at Tory conference a year ago, it turned out that in fact only six trusts were to get much delayed routine investment.
15 July 2020
Trade unionists, parents and campaigners across Leicester are organising a campaign to defend safety and workers' rights in the pandemic-hit city.
8 July 2020
In Leicester Covid-19 is prevalent in areas that have a thriving underworld of sweatshops.
1 July 2020
Government failures fan Covid:
Once again, this incompetent Tory government, intent on pursuing its pro-big business agenda of prematurely ending the pandemic lockdown, has put lives at risk.
3 June 2020
In almost every primary in Newham, east London, staff voted against increased school attendance and did not go in on Monday 1 June.
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