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7 March 2018

Salford nurseries consultation delayed

After a huge public meeting of 250 angry parents and staff demanded that Salford council "fight for the five" remaining council-run nurseries, mayor Paul Dennett has agreed to do just that

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2 December 2015

Women: fight for equality, fight for socialism

It's hard to believe that in the 1990s, articles were appearing asking: "Is the future female?" and "Are we witnessing a genderquake?" Women are still a long way from being liberated.

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6 June 2014

Stop Leeds college nursery closures

Around 25 people turned up to a public meeting in Armley to discuss Leeds City College's imminent threat to close nurseries at its St Bartholomews, Brundenell and Thomas Danby sites which will see the loss of 30 jobs and a valuable service for parents who wish to take up Further Education courses

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8 May 2013

Them & Us

Hotel nursery: When thousands of people are worrying about paying the bedroom tax, the Grosvenor House hotel in London has shown the way forward for the better off family...

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6 February 2013

Childcare plans spell disaster

The recent proposals from Tory childcare minister Liz Truss to "cut red tape" and "map out the government's childcare aspirations" may sound good, but in reality will translate to a poorer service, job losses and an inevitable increase in child safety issues, writes John Cosgrove , Liverpool Socialist Party.

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19 December 2012

Save Sheffield Early Years centres

Over 250 protested outside Sheffield Town Hall to save children's centres and nurseries

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Leicester HMRC Nursery protest, 27.9.12, photo by Karl Cross

27 September 2012

Day of Action to save HMRC nurseries

Around 30 parents and children who use the HMRC nursery in Nottingham protested this morning against its proposed closure

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19 September 2012

Campaign to save eight HMRC nurseries

The campaign is being stepped up against HM Revenue and Customs' decision to close eight workplace nurseries...

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19 September 2012

HMRC seeks to axe workers' childcare

Close to 100 children, parents and workers protested against the closure of the First Friends nursery at HMRC Llanishen in Cardiff, writes Ross Saunders.

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18 September 2012

Cardiff protest at HMRC nursery closure

Close to a hundred children, parents and workers protested against the closure of the First Friends nursery at HMRC Llanishen in Cardiff, in front of a colourful display which included the well-used Cardiff Trades Council banner and many home-made placards

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11 January 2012

Cuts councillors dishonoured

Waltham Forest workers and campaigners will lobby the north east London borough's first 2012 council cabinet meeting on 12 January in support of sacked library and Waltham Forest Direct workers, writes Bob Severn.

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6 October 2010

Save Buttercups nursery

NHS workers and parents are fighting the planned November closure of the Buttercups NHS Nursery at the North Staffordshire Hospital, writes Andy Bentley Stoke Socialist Party.

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3 March 2010

Brighton students say: Save our nursery

ON 22 February, around 70 parents, staff and students gathered outside Brighton University's board of governors' meeting in a Save Our Nursery campaign protest, writes Jack Poole, Brighton Socialist Students.

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4 October 2007

Success! Double whammy for nursery campaign

Kirklees Council has performed its second u-turn in two weeks. Having planned to close three nurseries, it was forced to lift the axe hanging over Tiddlywinks... By Mike Forster Huddersfield Socialist Party

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20 September 2007

Victory! Campaign saves nursery

Huddersfield Examiner reports on the saving of Tiddlywinks nursery.

Huddersfield Examiner reports on the saving of Tiddlywinks nursery.

Huddersfield: LOCAL PARENTS, their children and staff at Tiddlywinks Nursery in Huddersfield are celebrating a victory in reversing Kirklees council's decision to close it down... By Mike Forster

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12 July 2007

Nurseries campaign embarrasses councillors

THE STRUGGLE to save three Huddersfield nurseries from closure has entered a critical stage...

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19 April 2007

Nursery cuts campaign launch

"Enough is enough. It's time for the working class to make a stand!" Gloria from the striking Unique care workers set the tone for an evening of class...

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29 March 2007

Determined campaigners win reprieve

Kirklees nurseries: KIRKLEES COUNCIL in west Yorkshire has been threatening to close three nurseries, Tiddlywinks, Cambridge Road and Sankofa...

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4 September 2004

Scottish nursery nurses: How Our Strike Changed Me

THOUSANDS OF nursery nurses in Scotland were recently involved in the biggest and longest indefinite strike for 20 years. The dispute has helped to give confidence to other workers struggling against low pay and job cuts but it also...

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29 May 2004

Wanted: A Real Childcare Strategy

THIS MONTH is the sixth anniversary of the government's childcare strategy...

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