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11 August 2021
Outsourcing is the scourge of public services. It is the twisted idea that a company with no ties to the community could step in and do a better job than the public sector. That is demonstrably false.
30 June 2021
On 25 June, Unison union members working for Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT), West Midlands, organised a strike at a number of leisure centres across the borough
24 March 2021
Over 50 people gathered for an online rally on Saturday 20 March for the 'Save John Carroll Leisure Centre' campaign (savejohncarroll.co.uk), showing our defiance to the council
24 February 2021
John Carroll Leisure Centre, in the working-class Radford area of Nottingham, is threatened with closure in the latest £15.6m of cuts proposed by Nottingham Labour Council
7 October 2020
Cooper's Hill Centre is a well-used and loved community asset - the Socialist Party says no to bulldozing it
22 April 2020
Bromley Library workers are facing a restructure, including moving to new work locations, in the middle of this health emergency
5 February 2020
If the right-wing Labour council succeeds, a private company will be given a 25-year contract to design, build, operate and maintain Reading's sports centres.
21 November 2018
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.
7 November 2018
Hundreds of people from Blackwood and Pontllanfraith marched to keep open their local leisure centre and swimming pool.
29 August 2018
A major battle has broken out over the £30 million privatisation of land in Loch Lomond, West Dunbartonshire in Scotland, which has given rise to fresh resistance against the for-profit model of big business.
21 February 2018
Campaigners in Pontllanfraith have forced Caerphilly Council to back down on plans to close the leisure centre
10 January 2018
'We don't want luxury tower blocks built in Hoxton' was the verdict of every contributor in a public meeting called by the 'Save Britannia Leisure Centre' campaign in east London.
25 October 2017
An angry meeting in Hoxton, east London, organised against the threatened closure of the area's leisure centre
10 May 2017
With only a few hours notice hundreds turned up outside Morley leisure centre to hear Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speak.
8 March 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Bromley library victory, academy opposition in Camden and a Liverpool dockers strike.
21 September 2016
Comment - nightlife: London's most iconic night club, Fabric, has had its licence revoked. The council claims to be taking the decision with the safety of clubbers in mind. However, just eight months ago, a judge called Fabric a "beacon of best practice".
14 September 2016
The scale of the obesity crisis in the UK is vast. The 2014 official Health Survey for England showed that 61.7% of adults were overweight or obese. 31.2% of children aged two to 15 were also either overweight or obese.
21 January 2015
Derby TUSC is fighting Derby council's closure of Moorways sports complex, including two swimming pools
24 September 2014
Unite members working at five leisure centres in Croydon, south London, took strike action on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 September against pay cuts by their private sector employer Fusion Leisure
4 September 2014
Cardiff council is threatening massive cuts to leisure services
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