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Belgrave Road Protest Highlights Labour’s Bankrupt Policy of Cuts

Belgrave Road Protest Highlights Labour’s Bankrupt Policy of Cuts

Around twenty people gathered earlier this afternoon outside a disused youth community centre on 72 Belgrave Road to voice their discontent with the Labour Council’s disregard for the needs of the local community. It seems that all of Leicester’s elected politicians (including Sir Peter) had been invited to attend the event, but only two bothered […]

Two Days to Victory for Local Trelleborg Workers

Two Days to Victory for Local Trelleborg Workers

Trelleborg is a Swedish multi-national corporation which boasts of soaring profit margins, with record profits being attained over the past year. Yet in stark contrast to the rich rewards this dosh brings to Trelleborg’s well-heeled directors, their staff here in Leicester have been forced to take strike action in order to fight for a fair […]

The Struggle for Our Playgrounds Continues

The Struggle for Our Playgrounds Continues

At last weeks full Council meeting (on November 13) a small protest was organized by the workers and volunteers who run the cities adventure playgrounds. In the spirit of the protests organized last year, this was a polite bid to persuade Sir Peter Soulsby’s Council, or at least some of the Councillor’s under his antidemocratic […]

Profits for the Bosses, “Pay Betrayal” for the Workers

Profits for the Bosses, “Pay Betrayal” for the Workers

The Swedish-based company, Trelleborg Group, is, as their web site puts it, “a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments.” The Group has around 15,500 employees in over 40 countries, and financially speaking is doing well for itself, protecting it quite well from the rising damp […]

Firefighters Take to the Streets

Firefighters Take to the Streets

Summing up his speech to the crowd of firefighters gathered in Leicester city centre today, Dave Limer, a executive council member of the East Midlands Fire Brigades Union observed… “What member of the public wants to see a sixty year-old firefighter rescue them from a building? None! We don’t want to be on strike, we […]

Leicester Holds Historic People’s Budget Talks

Leicester Holds Historic People’s Budget Talks

“Leaving the Labour Party was a big thing. All my family have always voted Labour. They’re no longer the party who stick up for ordinary people. We all need to stick together – the People’s Budget marks an opportunity to create something new.” On 25 October around 60 people gathered to participate in Leicester’s first ever People’s […]

Dowsing the Flames of Mordaunt

Dowsing the Flames of Mordaunt

The spectre of privisitisation is stalking Britain. With the streets haunted by ghouls, firefighters across the country launched a four day strike earlier this evening. This at a time when there are many real monsters inhabiting Parliament: evil apparitions whose coven of austerity means that they have refused to bring any new offer to the […]

Uniting Leicester! Community and Unions

Uniting Leicester! Community and Unions

Unite Community showed their versatility tonight by making what might otherwise be a staid annual general meeting into an lively discussion focusing on the issues that the branch should take up in the coming months. Set up about two years ago, the local Leicester branch has more than doubled their membership in the past six […]

Solidarity Message From Hull to Leicester TUSC Conference

Solidarity Message From Hull to Leicester TUSC Conference

Gill Kennett and Dean Kirk sent this solidarity message from Hull this week to the TUSC People’s Budget Conference that was held in Leicester today. Both Gill and Dean are Independent Councillors in Hull, who have been suspended from the Labour Group for voting against Labour’s austerity budget. They wrote… We wish you every success in […]

People’s Budget Conference

People’s Budget Conference

On Saturday 25th October, Leicester’s famed rebel Councillors Barbara Potter and Wayne Naylor will be hosting the TUSC People’s Budget Conference in Leicester. Having just launched Leicester Independent Councillors Against Cuts’ (LICAC) brand-spanking-new web site on Monday, both Wayne and Barbara are steadfast in their opposition to all cuts to public services, and are keen […]