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6 July 2011
The 30 June coordinated strike action by the PCS civil service union and NUT, ATL and UCU teaching unions was a historic event
24 June 2011
'AEI - You owe us' chanted sacked workers on a demonstration outside the factory gates of AEI cables in Birtley, in Tyne and Wear
22 June 2011
Tube strike for justice: Transport union RMT members working as drivers in London Underground began a series of strikes on 19 June...
8 June 2011
"Yes means yes! No means no! Whatever we wear, wherever we go!" was the chant as women and men took to the streets of Newcastle on 4 June in a lively 'slutwalk' protest...
1 June 2011
Customer services on the East Coast Mainline are dealt with by National Express call centre workers at Baron House in Newcastle, but not for much longer if East Coast gets its way, writes Elaine Brunskill.
20 April 2011
Back in March, a group of English Defence League (EDL) thugs surrounded and intimidated Socialist Party members in Newcastle who were selling the Socialist and gathering signatures against the Con-Dems' 'austerity' package, writes A Newcastle Socialist Party member.
23 March 2011
Our Socialist Party campaigning activity at Newcastle's Monument was going well on Saturday 19 March, writes Elaine Brunskill.
16 March 2011
Newcastle College is threatening to sack 171 workers, including 124 teaching staff. Elaine Brunskill spoke to an instructor, a Unison trade union member, from the college...
9 March 2011
Over 1,000 marched through Manchester on Saturday 5 March as banners from local campaigns mingled with trade union and campaign banners from nearby towns including Salford and Bury, writes Paul Gerrard. Also reports from Liverpool, Salford, Gateshead and Newcastle
9 February 2011
Newcastle: UP TO 100 protesters gathered at Newcastle students union to demonstrate their solidarity with the Egyptian masses on 4 February...
4 February 2011
Between 50 and 100 protesters gathered at Newcastle students' union to demonstrate their solidarity with the Egyptian masses. The messages on the banners, both in English and Arabic, were clear: "Mubarak must go".
10 December 2010
9th December 2010: what the students said
1 December 2010
On 24 November 130,000 school, college and university students walked out in the biggest education action for 25 years...
30 November 2010
Updated 1/12/10 Thousands of students marched again today, 30th November, to protest as tuition fees were to be debated in parliament...
25 November 2010
Last updated 29 Nov Throughout the day students across the country demonstrated, occupied and walked out against the government's attacks on further and higher education, many initiated by Youth Fight for Jobs and Socialist Students.
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27 October 2010
Goldsmiths University: The Comprehensive Spending Review on 20 October announced cuts that will be detrimental to the future of young people across the country...
15 September 2010
THE BBC reported last week that spending cuts will 'hit the north harder', with Middlesbrough being ranked as the "least resilient" local authority...
16 June 2010
Northern Rock workers are stunned to hear that the bank is now planning another round of job cuts. Last week workers were hit by a redundancy bombshell of 650 job losses out of 4,500 staff. This works...
21 April 2010
Laundry workers were joined by nurses, porters and other hospital staff in a protest outside Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, against the planned closure of the hospital's laundry, writes Elaine Brunskill.
14 April 2010
Support staff at Newcastle University face job losses and pay cuts. They are mainly in areas organised by Unison, which has seen a large rise in membership, even without a major recruitment drive by the...
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