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Save Our NHS: TUSC Parliamentary Letter

Save Our NHS: TUSC Parliamentary Letter

This letter was recently sent to a member of the Campaign Against NHS Privatisation by TUSC’sParliamentary Candidate for Leicester West, Heather Rawling. Dear Campaign Against NHS Privatisation (Leicester), Thank you for your enquiry re my position and the position of TUSC on the NHS. TUSC is opposed to all cuts. I am totally opposed to cuts […]

Spectacle Wins Over Politics For Keith Vaz

Spectacle Wins Over Politics For Keith Vaz

Judging by last Sunday’s Bollywood convoy, speaking directly to his electorate is old-hat for 28 year Labour incumbent Keith Vaz. Mr Vaz thus managed to create a media spectacle which eclipsed even the recent visit of Labour-leader, Ed Miliband. Many politicians now perform like world-class actors in their own right, blurring the boundary between politics and […]

Leicester TUSC Backs ’38 Degrees’ Anti-TTIP Campaign

Leicester TUSC Backs ’38 Degrees’ Anti-TTIP Campaign

Earlier today, local campaigners working with 38 Degrees held a protest in town to oppose the anti-democratic nature of the little-known Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). In Leicester the only political party take part in today’s Global Day of Action against TTIP  were members of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC). TUSC parliamentary […]

The First Socialist Election Broadcast For a Long Time!

The First Socialist Election Broadcast For a Long Time!

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) election broadcast with Dave Nellist was on TV tonight (Friday) – did you see it? You can watch it online here! TUSC and Leicester Independent Councillors Against Cuts have also been very busy in Leicester. Today we featured in the Leicester Mercury, after holding a protest against low […]

Global Fast Food Rights Day of Action

Global Fast Food Rights Day of Action

On Tuesday evening, young people, trade unionists and campaigners protested against zero-hour contracts and for a £10/hr minimum wage. The protest was held from 3-6pm outside McDonald’s in Leicester city centre. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), a new electoral challenge standing in a fifth of the parliamentary seats supported this global fast food […]

TUSC Candidate Promises to Put the Needs of Workers Before Big Business

TUSC Candidate Promises to Put the Needs of Workers Before Big Business

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has announced their final parliamentary candidate, who will be standing in the Leicester West constituency. Heather Rawling has called for an alternative “budget for the working-class”, in the wake of the Chancellor’s budget of deepening cuts. “This Tory-Lib Dem Coalition has been a disaster for the 99%, whilst […]

TUSC Candidate Leads Debate

TUSC Candidate Leads Debate

Last nights Leicester hustings was a revealing affair: the Tory’s didn’t bother to field a speaker, and UKIP’s parliamentary candidate, like many UKIP supporters, was unaware of his party’s policies. In fact UKIP’s speaker was the only panelist who chose to pass on the opportunity to answer a number of questions from the audience. The […]

International Women’s Day: Reclaim the Day

International Women’s Day: Reclaim the Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) took place on 8 March. Christine Lagarde, head of the bosses’ International Monetary Fund (IMF), spoke on a ‘Women of the World’ platform. Women of the World has the Duchess of Cornwall as its president, and is based on women who represent the super-rich 1%. Not quite the world you and […]

TUSC Parliamentary Candidate Pledges Support for the NHS and for a £10-an-hour Living Wage

TUSC Parliamentary Candidate Pledges Support for the NHS and for a £10-an-hour Living Wage

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) today announced its second local parliamentary candidate for the General Election. Andrew Walton, who has lived in Highfields for the last 20 years, will be standing in the Leicester South constituency. He will be working closely with the present city councillors who are part of Leicester independent Councillors […]

Demanding Support For a ‘People’s Budget’

Demanding Support For a ‘People’s Budget’

Members of unions Unite, Unison, PCS and RMT watched from the gallery on 25 February as Leicester City Council voted on its annual budget. Since 2011 over £85 million has been cut from local services in Leicester. Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby’s latest cuts budget was passed by the overwhelmingly Labour council. The city council’s Unison branch has publicly […]