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1 December 2021
Newham resists cuts: Newham Resists has agreed to campaign for a no-cuts, needs budget to show there is an alternative to the Labour council passing on Tory austerity. Newham Resists is a new coalition.
27 January 2021
Two Spelthorne Borough councillors; Veena Siva, Jenny Vinson, and CLP chair Sue Bryer, have resigned from the Labour party ahead of May's local council elections
4 December 2019
Firefighters in Surrey are balloting on industrial action to commence on 24 December, after exhausting all other avenues to prevent dangerous cuts to their fire and rescue service
20 November 2019
Hospital support staff struck on 18 and 19 November against transfer to a 'wholly owned subsidiary'
27 February 2019
Like Hillsborough, the campaign for truth and justice for Zane Gbangbola is proving to be a long haul
16 January 2019
Council cuts: Surrey has just concluded a consultation over £250 million of cuts
18 December 2018
"On the fifth day of Christmas, the Tories gave to us... Austerity!"
5 December 2018
The scale of local authority cuts across all services has already been disastrous yet Surrey County Council are now consulting on millions of pounds of further cuts
11 April 2018
In one of the best local demos for many years, Surrey County Unison members turned out, alongside others
14 February 2018
After a prolonged battle with Surrey council, the campaign to protect fire services in Staines has forced an important retreat
14 February 2018
Organising works, we won and all members have received their full backdated pay
6 December 2017
"We have endured the most astounding catalogue of abuse from authorities, but still we fight for justice"
6 December 2017
The NHS has paid an unknown amount to Virgin after Richard Branson lost a bid to outsource Surrey health services
27 September 2017
Surrey County Council employees in public sector union Unison are being balloted over an offer from the local authority which has been described by lead Unison negotiator Paul Couchman as a 'slap in the face' for long-standing members of staff.
5 July 2017
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Surrey has passed a motion of no confidence in the local fire authority, saying planned budget cuts will see firefighter numbers plummet.
19 April 2017
Surrey is one of the wealthiest counties. Yet apparently we cannot afford street lighting, adequate flood defences, school places, good roads, public transport, or safe levels of fire services
24 February 2017
Fire Brigade Union reps, other trade unionists and anti-cuts activists lobbied councillors
15 February 2017
During February many council budget-setting meetings are taking place across the country, slashing millions more pounds off vital services.
8 February 2017
After weeks of protesting, a massive demo outside the fire station, petitions and lobbies, Surrey council was forced to organise a public meeting to explain why it needed to axe Staines Fire Station.
25 January 2017
Firefighters pointed out that the Staines fire engine is the busiest engine in the county. And that the local borough of Spelthorne has the busiest airport in Europe; the highest concentration of tower blocks; the worst record of fire deaths in Surrey, and many more high risk factors.
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