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31 March 2020
Bin workers in Medway, Kent, walked out on 30 March over management's failure to follow social distancing directives, to provide adequate PPE and the closure of public toilets
3 July 2019
An investigation into Southern Water by the industry regulator Ofwat has demanded that the company pay a £126 million penalty package, the largest it has ever imposed. The Environment Agency is now also looking into pressing criminal charges.
24 January 2018
So-called 'gentrification' is on its way to parts of north Kent that are being packaged as the 'Thames Gateway'.
18 January 2017
A discussion took place regarding the change in constitution and what many see as an abuse of power by Momentum chair Jon Lansman. The attendees agreed a declaration strongly opposing the steering group's decision.
30 November 2016
I've been asked why socialists like me should be readmitted to the Labour Party. This is not the time for compromise and 'partnership', but for bold, clearly defined socialist policies, carried out by determined representatives of our class.
7 September 2016
Reports from Stoke, east London, Ramsgate and Burston.
27 July 2016
The campaign to save Pent Valley School in Kent has had its application for a Judicial Review refused.
6 July 2016
The death of a homeless man, sleeping rough in the centre of Chatham for over a year, has brought calls for action over the spiralling housing crisis in Kent's Medway towns.
1 June 2016
Kelly Griffiths, parent of a year 10 student at Pent Valley, is taking legal action against Kent County Council
11 May 2016
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. End Labour witch hunts; Khan bus-ted; lessons Leicester FC's victory; Israel fail; Brum bailiffs.
4 April 2016
A hundred demonstrators staged a loud, colourful march through Folkestone on Saturday 2nd April against the threatened closure of Pent Valley secondary school. The closure is being driven by Tory-controlled Kent County Council and is the latest in a series of school closures across Kent.
16 March 2016
In my local area we are campaigning to save Pent Valley School from closure (as previously reported in the Socialist). However, Pent Valley is not the only school that needs saving, writes Bethany Smith, sixth form student.
24 February 2016
Unite members at EDF Energy working in metering services have won major concessions in a long running dispute over pay and conditions.
24 February 2016
Kent County Council has let slip any veil of democratic accountability to the people of Cheriton, Kent. Its education committee supported the proposal by the director of education, Patrick Leeson, to close Pent Valley School, despite huge public opposition.
17 February 2016
A coach packed with campaigners determined to save Pent Valley school in Kent left Cheriton to lobby Kent County Council in Maidstone.
13 January 2016
Spirits on Kent's EDF Energy picket line were kept very high by playing cat and mouse with the employer. Bosses assigned managers to follow the pickets - presumably to act as the most obvious bugging devices in the history of espionage.
2 December 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Anti-blacklisting campaign work, retail union overrules youth committee to back Blairites, energy workers walk out.
25 November 2015
Featured letter - 'Tory trash': I have spoken to other members of my Socialist Party branch and they agree that my recent efforts to oppose the tax credit cuts could do with some exposure in our paper.
25 November 2015
Protesters demanded a rethink on the threatened closure of four respite and day care centres in Kent. £80 million of cuts are coming and there has been an online consultation requesting suggestions on what to cut!
23 September 2015
Around 60 people attended a TUSC rally in Chatham, hot on the heels of Jeremy Corbyn's victory.
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