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Fightback Against the Closure of Glenfield Heart Unit

Fightback Against the Closure of Glenfield Heart Unit

A massive attack has been launched on NHS congenital heart services in England. Patients, families and health workers will not accept it and we will fight back. As a parent whose fifteen-year-old son had open heart surgery only seven months ago at one of the threatened units, Leicester Glenfield Hospital, I am furious. NHS England […]

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Leicester Stands Up For Corbyn

Leicester Stands Up For Corbyn

Dozens of protestors assembled at Leicester Clock Tower this afternoon in a show of solidarity with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose position is currently under threat from the right wing of his party. Since last Thursday, when the public voted to leave the EU referendum, some twenty members of Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet have resigned […]

Making the Leftist Case for Brexit

Making the Leftist Case for Brexit

First-Person article published earlier today in the Leicester Mercury. Xenophobes and racists were always going to vote to Leave the EU; so should you let this affect how you vote on Thursday? If, like many people, you are worried that a vote to Leave will provide a victory to racists and murderers then a more […]

Campaigning to Reinstate Sacked Samworth Brothers Union Activist

Campaigning to Reinstate Sacked Samworth Brothers Union Activist

The recent rise in the national living wage, although still falling well short of a real living wage of £10 per hour, was meant to make it easier for workers to afford to pay their rent and bills. But greedy bosses like Leicestershire-based food manufacturers Samworth Brothers are using minimal basic rate increases as a […]

Why Trade Unionists Oppose the EU

Why Trade Unionists Oppose the EU

Although there is much confusion about the EU and its relationship to workers’ rights, there are a multitude of excellent reasons why trade unionists oppose the EU. Alongside the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) the Bakers Union is one of the few fighting unions that is campaigning for a socialist exit […]

Stunning Six Day Strike Against Argos in Lutterworth

Stunning Six Day Strike Against Argos in Lutterworth

A six day strike by over 400 Unite members at the Argos Lutterworth depot in Leicestershire began just after midnight on 7 June. Warehouse and admin staff are out alongside drivers. 96 drivers are being transferred by the company to Eddie Stobart Ltd. They are demanding the company cancels the transfer meant to happen on 12 […]

Exiting the EU: The Socialist Alternative

Exiting the EU: The Socialist Alternative

On Friday 3 June, Voluntary Action Leicestershire hosted a panel to discuss what the EU Referendum will mean for the voluntary and community sector in Leicester and Leicestershire. The audience was polled at the beginning and the end to see if they had changed their minds. Before the debate 14% were for leave, 63% were […]

Angry Teachers Lobby Supply Agencies at Waste of Public Money

Angry Teachers Lobby Supply Agencies at Waste of Public Money

Supply teachers from Leicester and Leicestershire lobbied local supply agencies in Leicester city centre on Wednesday 1st June about the waste of public money and cuts in pay and conditions in supply teaching. Supply agencies lobbied included Hays, Capita, Reed, and Protocol. Schools are paying commercial recruitment agencies millions of pounds a year In order […]

Opposing Hatred and Bigotry in Leicester

Opposing Hatred and Bigotry in Leicester

Leicester has been in the news a lot recently, because of the unprecedented success of its football team. However, we have seen the far-right attempt to jump on this bandwagon, oblivious to the multicultural nature of both Leicester and its footballing heroes. This was the scene last weekend: For two weekends in a row, the […]

Leicester Makes Short Shrift of Britain First

Leicester Makes Short Shrift of Britain First

Like much of the East Midlands, Leicester is well known for its multi-ethnic communities. Narborough Road, for instance, has recently been named as one of the most multicultural streets in the country. It is perhaps for this reason above all that the vile right wing organisation Britain First thought that their ideas might resonate here. […]