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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).
2 May 2018
Planned contracts would mean new firefighters having to do non-fire service duties
14 March 2018
Reports of Socialist Party International Women's Day meetings in the West Midlands
3 January 2018
The heroic victory was vindicated straight away.
6 December 2017
Abellio has gained a brutal reputation from its stewardship of Scotrail, Merseyrail and Greater Anglia
30 November 2017
The proposal to end surgery at the centre has been dropped
29 November 2017
A grassroots movement is continuing to build up against the grievous bodily harm being committed against the NHS by the Tory government
11 October 2017
In the early hours of Sunday 1 October a fire broke out on the ground floor of a three storey block of flats in Ringland Close, Hanley. A mother and two daughters were rescued from their flat above and rushed to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation
23 August 2017
West Midlands Young Socialists hit the streets on A-level results day on 17 August to further the fight for free education as thousands of young people found out which university they will go to in September
10 May 2017
It is clear from this result that the Labour right have nothing to offer in terms of winning elections
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