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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...
24 March 2010
Newcastle: On Thursday 18 March the higher education funding body HEFCE announced a reduction of £573 million on the 2009-10 budget, writes Ian Pattison, Newcastle Socialist Students.
17 March 2010
On Saturday 13 March Youth Fight for Jobs organised demonstrations and campaigning activity against youth unemployment, cuts in education and the racist BNP in Manchester, Barking in East London and Yorkshire...
3 March 2010
We don't want to see a 'lost generation': "We should try to work with the masters of globalisation" These were the words of Professor Don Nutbeam...
3 November 2009
Postal workers reported solid support for the strike across Southampton. At Bitterne the mood was particularly determined in the face of an ongoing dispute over drivers' hours that management want to reduce:...
28 October 2009
Cars hooted their support as postal workers' picket lines were solid across Gloucestershire this week, even more so than during the 2007 strike, writes Chris Moore, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
16 September 2009
Workers from Newcastle's National Grid office walked out on 11 September in protest at the threat of their jobs being outsourced to a low wage economy, writes Elaine Brunskill.
22 July 2009
The government's latest unemployment figures show that, as expected, young people are still facing the brunt of job losses, writes Sean Figg, YFJ national organiser. Reports on the fortnight of action from around the country.
29 April 2009
WORKERS AT Stead McAlpin, who were sacked and given just 15 minutes to leave the factory, brought their protest to Newcastle where they picketed John Lewis at its shop inside Eldon Square shopping centre, writes Elaine Brunskill.
29 October 2008
Showing no concern for the welfare of students, the Newcastle University chancellor Lord Patten described tuition fees of £3,145 a year as "intolerably low" at the headmasters' and headmistresses' conference last month! Ian Pattison, Newcastle Socialist Students, writes.
8 October 2008
The Keep the Metro Public campaign, including trade union activists and members of the Socialist Party have handed out thousands of leaflets opposing the privatisation of the Newcastle Metro, writes Paul Phillips and Ian Patterson, Newcastle Socialist Party.
17 September 2008
To chants of 'Robbing Fat Cats' a hundred privateers were met by around 50 trade unionists and community activists who oppose privatisation plans for the Newcastle Metro, writes Elaine Brunskill.
25 March 2008
Northern Rock's announcement of 2,000 job cuts - around one-third of its workforce - has numbed workers, writes Elaine Brunskill, Newcastle Socialist Party.
19 March 2008
DWP members strike on 17 - 18 march 2008
12 March 2008
Iraq war - five years ago: On the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq we look back at the inspiring actions of school and college students that took place in opposition to the war...
6 February 2008
Prison officers prepare, Fighting unsafe staff cuts, National Shop Stewards Network Meetings Prison Officers Association (POA) members are gearing up to counter major attacks expected in the next few weeks. ... By Keith Dickinson
20 September 2007
NORTHERN ROCK'S headquarters are in Gosforth, near Newcastle, and they employ around 4,700 people in North-Eastern England... By Elaine Brunskill
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