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Leicester Protest Supports Historic Strike at McDonald’s

Leicester Protest Supports Historic Strike at McDonald’s

Workers at two McDonald’s restaurants based in South East London and Cambridge undertook a successful strike action on 4 September. This strike represents the first action of its kind within the British branches of the fast-food chain. Following similar protests that have taken place last year, on Monday around thirty people joined the Bakers Union […]

McDonald’s Protest in Leicester on Monday

McDonald’s Protest in Leicester on Monday

Workers at two McDonald’s restaurants in South East London and Cambridge are taking strike action on Monday 4 September. This strike represents the first action of its kind within the British branches of the fast-food chain. The date has been called to coincide with Labor Day in the US, where workers in hundreds of cities […]

Opposing the National Front in Grantham

Opposing the National Front in Grantham

When it was announced that the racist National Front planned to descend on the small market town of Grantham, Lincolnshire, last Saturday, counter-demonstrators were given just one-day notice to organise. Yet in spite this, the far-right group were massively out-numbered. Even with a national mobilisation, they could only muster around 30 supporters! The National Front, […]

Hands Off Glenfield! “The NHS Belongs to US”

Hands Off Glenfield! “The NHS Belongs to US”

By Sofia Wiking, Leicester West branch of the Socialist Party The latest protest against the proposed closure of Glenfield Congenital Heart Centre took place in Leicester on 8 July. A year after the threat was first raised, the campaign shows no sign of cooling down. Over 200 people turned up to show their support and […]

Corbyn Was Right to Sack Blairite Trio

Corbyn Was Right to Sack Blairite Trio

The following letter was published in the Leicester Mercury on July 3. Many Corbyn supporters who voted for remain in the EU referendum last year are uncertain about how to react to the sacking of frontbench Labour MPs over their support for the Single Market. The reason for this is the lack of clarity Corbyn […]

The Pentrich Uprising

The Pentrich Uprising

It is 100 years since the Russian Revolution of 1917, but the village of Pentrich in Derbyshire is celebrating the anniversary, 100 years earlier of its own “revolution”. It was one of the first workers’ uprisings, coming at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. It was the last armed uprising in the UK. On the […]

The Bakers Union Launches Important Campaign at Amazon.com to Fight for Workers Rights

The Bakers Union Launches Important Campaign at Amazon.com to Fight for Workers Rights

Working for mammoth corporations like Amazon is an unfortunate necessity of life for many workers. Profits and working conditions for the bosses are generous to say the least, while the opposite is true for Amazon’s countless thousands of employees. Business is booming, and an article in the Financial Times made this absolutely clear: “In 1996, […]

Open University Facing Huge Cuts: Fight for free education

Open University Facing Huge Cuts: Fight for free education

The Open University has announced a technological overhaul, which will involve making £100 million of cuts, nearly a quarter of its £425 million budget. The consequences of this ‘streamlining’ will inevitably be job losses, and the closure of courses that are not considered profitable enough. This is despite significant fee hikes. A module which would […]

Leicestershire Police Have Just Demanded an End to Further Funding Cuts

Leicestershire Police Have Just Demanded an End to Further Funding Cuts

Our current Tory “government” is weak and divided and so now is the perfect time for us all to unite and fight back against yet more proposed cuts to our public services. Given that the police force has already seen massive funding cuts under Tory rule, with a loss of around 20,000 police officers since […]

“Let’s hope that June is the end of May.”

“Let’s hope that June is the end of May.”

GUEST POST: This following letter was authored by one of Leicester’s former TUSC councillors, Wayne Naylor, and was sent to the Leicester Mercury mailbox in late May and was not published by the newspaper.   As the election comes closer and politics is ever more in turmoil, it’s worth looking at why changes happen. Previously, myself […]