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Leicester Students Solidarity Demo

Leicester Students Solidarity Demo

Police provoked outrage last week at Warwick University with the disgraceful brutality that was used against students who were holding a peaceful occupation calling for free education. CS spray was used, a taser was drawn and a female student was dragged across the room by her hair. Yesterday afternoon, students at Leicester University gathered to […]

Putting Our Politicians Under Fire

Putting Our Politicians Under Fire

The government continues to attack our much needed firefighters, so today firefighters were forced to take further industrial action. With a 24 hour nationwide strike running from 9am this icy morning here in Leicester, firefighters are still fighting against the government’s attempt to cut their pensions. With the Con-Dem’s attempting to change their retirement age […]

Trelleborg Engineering Pay Victory in Leicester

Trelleborg Engineering Pay Victory in Leicester

Unite members at Trelleborg engineering in Leicester have won a two-year pay deal following two strikes. As a result their planned three day strike was called off on Wednesday 26th November, with their success no doubt owing much to the workers plans to escalate their industrial action in succeeding weeks. The deal includes: A back paid 1.7% […]

Help Save Braunstone’s Community Services From Sir Peter’s Tory Policies

Help Save Braunstone’s Community Services From Sir Peter’s Tory Policies

All public services are vital, therefore any attempt to cut such services must be opposed by our local political representatives. However with our Labour Council currently intent on running the city into the ground by carrying through Tory cuts, it seems that only the two Councillors of the recently launched group, Leicester Independent Councillors Against […]

Health Workers in Defence of the NHS!

Health Workers in Defence of the NHS!

This morning NHS workers across England proudly stood together on picket lines for four hours, taking part in coordinated strike action that now encompassed eleven health unions. With such critically important workers tirelessly providing life-giving care around the clock, their dispute over poor pay is well-supported by the public — with their  real pay having […]

Trelleborg Workers Show Management Who’s Boss

Trelleborg Workers Show Management Who’s Boss

UPDATE: On Wednesday 26th November the strike was called off as the Trelleborg management backed down to give in to the workers demands. Brilliant! Another success for Leicester workers. With the workers at the Beaumont Ley’s Trelleborg factory having just undertaken a two-day strike, it appears that their management are determined to ignore their very […]

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 […]