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30 June 2021
The health scrutiny committee on Labour-led Wakefield Council returned on 24 June for its first physical meeting since the Covid outbreak.
20 May 2020
A nurse who fought with strength and dignity: Wakefield Socialist Party is saddened to hear of the untimely death of Rob Crabb at the age of 60
30 January 2019
Two years ago, Wakefield district's council declared that it could no longer guarantee service provision for even the most needy.
13 December 2017
Local residents and ex-mining families were outraged when news came through that Dewsbury Conservative Association was intending to have their annual dinner at the National Coal Mining Museum at the former Caphouse colliery in Overton near Wakefield.
6 September 2017
Ineos, the largest shale gas exploration company in the UK was granted an interim injunction against anti-fracking protesters on 31 July
17 March 2017
Workers at Fujitsu Wakefield took part in their second day of strike action as part of the ongoing national dispute at Fujitsu over job security, pensions, the living wage and union recognition
8 March 2017
Hundreds of signatures have been collected by Wakefield Socialist Party and Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition members calling for the resignation of Wakefield's Labour MP Mary Creagh.
15 February 2017
It appears very likely that fracking is about to start in England in 2017
19 October 2016
Socialist Party members and other trade unionists took part in a march and rally in Barnsley on 15 October in support of school cleaners, the 'Kinsley 3', who have been on strike for over six weeks, writes Jon Sibbald, Wakefield and Pontefract Socialist Party.
12 October 2016
Tory minister Sajid Javid is permitting Caudrilla to drill wells to frack for gas at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton
14 September 2016
Thousands of people have attended rallies and meetings in support of Jeremy.
1 June 2016
A Yorkshire council has permitted the UK's first fracking operation since 2011. The Socialist Party opposes fracking, and fights for public ownership of energy and mass investment in green technology. Fracking is destructive wherever it happens. Anti-fracking campaigners must call for a ban on it everywhere - not just, as some prominent activists are demanding, in places of scenic beauty.
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.
20 April 2016
Chants demanding a £10 an hour minimum wage rang out through Wakefield city centre on 14 April.
13 April 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including the struggle against low pay and the latest industrial action on the London Underground.
24 February 2016
Wakefield's council voted overwhelmingly to oppose fracking and call on central government to withdraw licences - after pressure from local activists.
3 February 2016
Four fracking licences have been granted in the Wakefield District area to Hutton Energy and Igas which would completely surround the city of Wakefield and turn the whole area into a massive industrial complex, writes John Sibbald, Wakefield and Pontefract Socialist Party.
20 January 2016
When I was dismissed over the issue of not completing my delivery I was taken by surprise, writes John Vasey
13 January 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Victimised postal union rep reinstated; fresh tube strikes announced; Lambeth libraries vote to walk out.
25 November 2015
Supporters of the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) protested on 23 November outside the final appeal hearing of sacked CWU postal union rep John Vasey.
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