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16 December 2017
Arriva backed down and offered a two-year deal, accepted by Unite members this week
10 November 2017
Public transport across Merseyside was nearly shut down
31 October 2017
The bus drivers' strike at Arriva remained completely solid on the third day of action
19 October 2017
Bus drivers across 11 depots took a day of strike action, with two more planned
18 October 2017
Arms manufacturer BAE Systems has announced that up to 2,000 jobs will be cut in locations across the UK. These job cuts will have a devastating effect on the lives of workers losing their livelihood but will also have a wider impact on the local economy.
4 October 2017
Socialist Party members made a herculean effort to reach the target for the summer July to September quarter, raising over £11,000 in the final three weeks of the campaign
26 July 2017
Over the last year we've done a weekly sale at teatime for commuters who work in Manchester city centre and use Salford train station to get home
4 July 2017
The Labour-run 'Liverpool city region transport committee' still intends to take guards off the trains and introduce 'driver-only operation'. We support the RMT, taking 24-hour strike action against this on 8, 10 and 23 of July.
5 April 2017
May Day greetings final push: We're really pleased we achieved our regional target this year for May Day greetings from trade union bodies, student groups and local campaigns. If you haven't yet, you still can!
8 March 2017
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) workers took another day of strike action on 1 March after the disgraceful sacking of ten of their colleagues by email last month. The PCS and Unite unions are now demanding the reinstatement of these workers.
8 February 2017
Reports of Socialist Party regional conferences in the North West and Southern regions.
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
25 January 2017
Despite millions being spent on state of the art buildings in 2007 and 2013, NHS England is now proposing closing all or most of them and building new hospitals in a different location.
18 January 2017
Unite members chanted "low pay, no way" and "pay rise, not lies" while getting support from passengers going in and out of the airport, including one who donated two boxes of chocolates!
19 October 2016
Huge cuts to hospitals and healthcare across Cheshire and Merseyside are in the pipeline, proposed in the very secretive 'Sustainability and Transformation Plan'.
27 July 2016
Jeremy Corbyn's Live Launch for the North West filled the 1,800 seat Lowry Theatre in Salford. He received a rock star welcome and standing ovation
29 June 2016
Extra stalls in the North West as part of a fortnight of action raised around £1,000 fighting fund in early June on top of regular branch activities. We sold around 50 copies of the Socialist and a number of people asked for more information about joining the Socialist Party.
30 March 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.
24 February 2016
Socialist Party regional conferences in the North West and Wales discuss last year's tumultuous events and look ahead to the year to come.
19 February 2016
GMB members gathered to picket and protest outside United Utilities' Warrington HQ at Lingley Mere, Great Sankey, in a protest over pensions
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