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22 September 2021
RMT East Midlands Railway train guards have started a new series of strikes in their long-running dispute about pay cuts for new staff and safety concerns
25 August 2021
RMT senior conductors and train managers took strike action again on Sunday 15 and 22 August on East Midland Railways (EMR) and Intercity
11 August 2021
On Sundays throughout August and September, the RMT is striking on East Midlands Railway
11 August 2021
After a decade of Tory austerity and a global pandemic threatening millions of jobs, young people are more vulnerable than ever.
30 June 2021
Senior conductors on East Midlands Railway are striking every Sunday until at least 15 August as part of a long-running dispute over contracts and Sunday working arrangements.
27 January 2021
Despite Covid infections rising, many workers in non-essential jobs are being forced to work
2 September 2020
It's "nepotism not journalism" said one picket. The Bullivant Media National Union of Journalists (NUJ) chapel (branch) were out on their first ever strike on 25-26 August, opposing compulsory redundancies,
13 May 2020
Socialist Party members in the West Midlands met online in a forum to talk through workplace situations during the coronavirus pandemic, and discuss strategy to defend workers' health against some truly despicable management practices from the private and public sectors
5 February 2020
The performance of West Midlands Trains - the current franchise holder for rail services in the West Midlands - is talked about everywhere; in newspapers, on radio and TV and of course among rail travellers
5 February 2020
Boris Johnson has pledged to earn the trust of working-class voters who 'lent' him their vote in the general election
8 January 2020
RMT transport union members at West Midlands Trains have scored a victory over bosses in a dispute over scrapping guards on trains.
4 December 2019
There was an upbeat mood on the RMT picket line at Worcester Shrub Hill in the continuing dispute with West Midlands Trains over retaining the safety-critical role of train guards.
20 November 2019
On 16 November, senior conductors at West Midlands Trains took their first day of strike action
6 November 2019
89% of senior conductors (guards) have voted for strike action over West Midlands Trains plans to downgrade the role and remove key safety responsibilities.
26 June 2019
"If this goes through, things will never be the same again. It's the beginning of the end," said one Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust picket
3 April 2019
The Socialist Party stands for workers. Unlike the capitalist political parties, we don't take any big corporate donations, meaning that we aren't financially accountable to the bosses and they can't control us.
20 March 2019
"There's only so much meat on the bone. NSK has taken so much off us it's now passed the bone and is into the marrow!"
30 January 2019
34 delegates attended in the recent East Midlands Socialist Party conference in Nottingham to discuss the political situation and prospects for building the party in 2019.
6 June 2018
West Midlands firefighters have voted by 90% to take strike action against exploitative conditions for new fire service workers. They are being introduced by the Labour-led West Midlands Fire Authority (WMFA).
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