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22 May 2013
Around 40 delegates gathered at the Unite union building in Liverpool on 18 May to set up a federation to coordinate anti-bedroom tax groups across Merseyside, writes Andy Ford.
11 April 2013
The Socialist Party's general secretary was interviewed by BBC Radio on whether there should be protests at Thatcher's funeral
22 March 2013
New Technology and Globalisation - can a capitalist slump be avoided? is an answer to criticisms of the Socialist Party's position on a number of key issues facing the workers' movement in Britain and internationally.
As well as globalisation, new technology and perspectives for the world capitalist economy, we also touch on the trade unions, the character and methods of building a revolutionary party and a number of other important issues.
20 March 2013
The North West TUC met on 9 March at a crucial time for the trade union movement. Motion after motion spelt out the miseries of poverty, austerity, cuts and privatisation.
22 February 2013
The election of Peter Glover to a vacant NUT executive seat is a victory for the union's left and for all calling for action to defeat Gove's attacks
24 September 2012
As recently reported in the Socialist, Knowsley's 100% Labour-run council plans to become a "commissioning council". Commissioning is privatisation!
31 August 2012
Knowsley council on Merseyside has announced shocking plans to outsource almost all its services and jobs
13 June 2012
PCS political ballot: Members of the Public and Commercial Services union have started voting in a ballot on the union's political campaigning strategy, writes Rachel Potter Merseyside Socialist Party.
6 June 2012
Across Merseyside, PCS members employed in job centres took strike action between 6th and 8th June. PCS branch secretary Steve Bramwell explained: "Management want to reduce staffing levels in job centres...
4 May 2012
For TUSC results see: tusc.org.uk
TUSC candidates won victories in Preston and Walsall and ran many hard-fought campaigns elsewhere. Click 'more' below for reports from Coventry, Liverpool, Salford, Swansea, Lincoln, Stroud, London and Gateshead
2 May 2012
Round-up across the country: All together in Liverpool to support TUSC mayoral stand: 300 people attended the Liverpool pre-election rally for mayoral candidate Tony Mulhearn and other Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidates across Merseyside, writes Dave Walsh.
27 April 2012
Three hundred people braved the rain to attend a rally for Liverpool mayoral candidate Tony Mulhearn and other TUSC candidates across Merseyside
21 March 2012
149 workers at Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) in Bootle, Merseyside have been locked out of their workplace in a dispute with management over planned redundancies
15 March 2012
Photographer and Socialist Party member Andrew McCoy writes a diary after joining the night pickets at Mayr-Melnhof Packaging, Bootle, Merseyside who have been locked out of their workplace in a dispute with management.
7 March 2012
Locked out Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) workers in Merseyside have voted decisively for continued action in their dispute, writes Harry Smith.
22 February 2012
Workers at the Mayr-Melnhof Packaging (MMP) plant in Bootle, Merseyside occupied their factory from noon on 18 February, following a management lockout after redundancy talks broke down, writes Roy Farrar.
22 February 2012
Merseyside: The Socialist Party in Merseyside has seen many new members join our ranks and new branches set up across the area over the last few years...
12 January 2012
Merseyside Shop Stewards Network held a successful meeting on 11 January, with 18 attending from unions including PCS, Unison, Unite and ASU/GMB, writes Hugh Caffrey, North West Socialist Party.
7 October 2011
The Labour Party conference in Liverpool was used as an opportunity by Kinnock and others to attack the Liverpool '47' councillors who improved the lives of thousands of Liverpudlians in 1983-87.
6 July 2011
Up to 100 people crammed into last night's Merseyside Socialist Party public meeting, a fitting tribute to the 20th anniversary of Liverpool Militant MP Terry Fields being jailed for refusing to pay his poll tax
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