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20 June 2018
The right-wing Labour group in Knowsley council, Merseyside, has been forced into a climbdown on two important measures.
23 August 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors
26 July 2017
Education chiefs have abandoned plans to bring back A-level provision into the borough of Knowsley, Liverpool
8 February 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Roger Bannister's retirement, Sri Lankan strikes and ambulance staff shortages.
28 September 2016
In an area with such poverty and neglect as Knowsley, Merseyside, its shocking that no A-levels course will be on offer anymore.
11 May 2016
Elections took place on 5 May for the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, the Greater London Authority, and for 124 local authorities in England. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stood to show opposition to the cuts consensus.
13 April 2016
Within a few weeks there will be no A-level provision in the borough of Knowsley, Merseyside. This is a chilling portent of what will happen to education in working class areas if the Tories and Blairites are allowed to get away with turning council-run schools into 'academies' run by unaccountable private profiteers.
21 October 2015
Unison members need a general secretary who will put their interests first.
14 October 2015
Rank-and-file socialist Roger Bannister has received the 25 branch nominations needed to run for general secretary of Unison, Britain's largest public sector union.
10 June 2015
Cash for iPads: In the run-up to the general election, 60 MPs went on a spending spree claiming £70,000 expenses on iPads and computer laptops shortly before the deadline blocking such purchases
15 April 2015
This year's TUSC parliamentary and local election challenge in Liverpool will be spearheaded by former members of the 1983-87 Labour Council who defied Margaret Thatcher's government, built 5,000 homes and created thousands of jobs and apprenticeships in the city
13 March 2014
Knowsley College: Unison members in Knowsley Community College took further strike action on 6 March, in support of their sacked senior steward Barry Dunne
18 December 2013
Unison members in Knowsley Community College took strike action in support of sacked senior steward Barry Dunne
27 March 2013
Teachers in two of Knowsley's primary schools have taken strike action against the introduction of a punitive appraisal scheme...
6 February 2013
There are three impending byelections in Knowsley borough and we want to put up Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidates in all three, writes Hugh Caffrey
24 September 2012
As recently reported in the Socialist, Knowsley's 100% Labour-run council plans to become a "commissioning council". Commissioning is privatisation!
31 August 2012
Knowsley council on Merseyside has announced shocking plans to outsource almost all its services and jobs
17 November 2010
Council officers announced 400 job losses on 9 November in Knowsley, north Merseyside, with more to follow. Jeff Bowe, a Knowsley Unison member, explained the situation to Hugh Caffrey:...
24 February 2010
Roger Bannister, who is seeking nominations to stand in the Unison general secretary election, commented on the latest round of job cuts announced by councils across the country...
13 April 2001
UNISON MEMBERS in Knowsley council on Merseyside have won a major victory in defending their 35-hour working week and extending it within the council workforce...
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