Reports and campaigns

28 November 2018

Reclaim the Night marches condemn violence against women

Led by drumming-band Bangshees, Newcastle's Reclaim the Night demo attracted lots of attention and support particularly from young working-class women who stopped to take videos.

28 November 2018

Scrap the Tories' Universal Credit now!

New Tory Department for Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, of Windrush-scandal notoriety, hailed Universal Credit (UC) as a "tremendous force for good". It's been so good that in her constituency, food bank use went up by 87% in Hastings in the year following UC roll-out.

28 November 2018

Islwyn Labour Party calls for council no-cuts budget

Islwyn Constituency Labour Party (CLP) has demanded Labour-led Caerphilly Council pass a no-cuts budget.

28 November 2018

College lecturers in Wales strike against low pay and workload

Lecturers across Wales will be taking strike action over pay and workload on 4 and 13-14 December. This follows the fantastic ballot result of University and College Union (UCU) members who voted overwhelmingly to strike.

28 November 2018

Black Friday day of action against Amazon

Representatives from the GMB trade union, along with Swansea Trade Union Council and Swansea Socialist Party gathered at the entrance of the Amazon warehouse in Swansea at 7am on 23 November.

28 November 2018

Cammell Laird shipbuilding workers strike against job cuts on merseyside

26 November was the first day of rolling strikes by ship-building workers at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, Merseyside, bringing the yard to a halt.

28 November 2018

PCS Left Unity election: All votes should count

The voting for the PCS Left Unity elections closed on 23 November. These results determine the Left Unity slate in next year's PCS civil servant's trade union elections for assistant general secretary (AGS) and national executive committee as well as leading positions in Left Unity itself.

23 November 2018

Cammell Lairds shipbuilding workers walk out

Cammell Lairds workers in Birkenhead walked out at the start of their overtime ban

21 November 2018

Step up fundraising for the Xmas Collectathon!

Just over 35,000 pounds was donated and pledged at the Socialism 2018 rally on 10 November. This is a fantastic result which means we are on course to smash the fighting fund target for the whole of 2018 - but only if we maintain our fundraising drive. So we can't stop now!

21 November 2018

Stop Nottingham Labour's cuts to disabled travel!

"We're making more cuts! You ain't seen nothing yet!" This was the comment of Graham Chapman, deputy leader of Nottingham's Labour council when asked about cuts to the disabled person's mobility card, which gives free bus and tram travel.

21 November 2018

Mansfield council must step in to save miners' park

The proposed closure of Berry Hill Park in Mansfield has led to a storm of protest. Around 300 turned out at a few days' notice to demonstrate. 7,000 have signed an online petition in under a fortnight.

21 November 2018

Thousands march against racism - now Corbyn and unions must take lead

Thousands of trade unionists, students and anti-racist campaigners marched on the national unity demonstration against racism and fascism on 17 November.

21 November 2018

Solidarity with Irish rape trial protests

Megaphones and placards declaring "end victim-blaming" and "fight sexism - no to all oppression, no to austerity" were adorned with lacy thongs.

21 November 2018

Save our NHS - oust the Tory wreckers!

Staff shortages in the National Health Service (NHS) could triple in just a decade, according to recent research from major think tanks. Already, the NHS is over 100,000 short staffed.

21 November 2018

Hamilton posties walk out against bullying

A three-day wildcat strike by 45 postal workers in the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has taken place at Hamilton delivery office in Lanarkshire against management bullying.

21 November 2018

Arriva Rail North under pressure after nineteenth Saturday strike

RMT transport union members picketing Manchester Victoria train station on 10 November had an unusual visitor - and it wasn't Santa Claus. It was none other than David Brown, managing director of Arriva Rail North.

21 November 2018

'Worker's death could happen again' at Leicester plastic factory

No one expects to die at work, no one should have to. But under capitalism the harsh reality is that private profit often outweighs worker safety.

21 November 2018

Indefinite dinner ladies' and teaching assistants' strike

The strike action at Ladywood primary school in Grimethorpe reached its 29th day

21 November 2018

Global opposition to victim blaming in rape trial

Global publicity followed after Solidarity TD and Socialist Party member Ruth Coppinger questioned Leo Varadkar in the Irish parliament


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