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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.
18 November 2015
As reported in the Socialist last week, Clive Walder, a longstanding Socialist Party member in the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) has had an appeal against unfair dismissal rejected. Also John Vasey, a CWU postal rep, has been sacked on what his work colleagues recognise as stitched up charges.
7 October 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Traffic wardens' sick pay, victimised CWU rep John Vasey, 'Kill the Bill' lobby, junior doctors protest.
30 September 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Steel plant closure, bin pay freeze beaten, victimised postal union rep, printers' strike.
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