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Leicester Doctors All-Out to Defend the NHS

Leicester Doctors All-Out to Defend the NHS

During the last round of the Junior Doctors strike action, I was proud to be able to stand on the picket outside Leicester Royal Infirmary in the rain. This time, however I couldn’t make it, but I was glad to hear that their ranks are swelling by the day, from a brilliant display of some […]

Junior Doctors and Teachers Come Together to Discuss Coordinated Action

Junior Doctors and Teachers Come Together to Discuss Coordinated Action

Following a successful rally in support of Junior Doctors and the future of the NHS, Leicestershire Against the Cuts held a well-attended public meeting on Monday night to discuss how we can build linkages between unions and community groups in defence of all public services. With the government refusing to talk to Junior Doctors and […]

Leicester Supports People’s Assembly

Leicester Supports People’s Assembly

Leicester Socialist Party and Socialist Students came out  in force for today’s People’s Assembly demonstration in London today. The 150,000 strong march was domninated by calls for David Cameron’s resignation, though the placards made clear that the demonstrators wanted nothing short of an end to austerity, whoever happens to be doling it out.    

Young Campaigners Brand ‘National Living Wage’ Fool’s Gold

Young Campaigners Brand ‘National Living Wage’ Fool’s Gold

Around thirty people gathered together in Leicester this evening as part of a global day of action (#FastFoodGlobal), that saw fast food and low waged workers uniting in the fight for higher pay, union rights and respect and dignity at work. The Leicester protest took place outside McDonalds in the city centre with campaigners dressed […]

Support Junior Doctors, Save our NHS!

Support Junior Doctors, Save our NHS!

Our NHS is under attack like never before, and we must act now to save it. As a worker in the NHS and a UNISON member, I chaired a protest organised by Leicestershire Against The Cuts last Saturday. It brought together campaigners from groups such as TUSC, the Socialist Party, the Green Party, Momentum, and […]

Doctors Fighting for Our NHS

Doctors Fighting for Our NHS

Junior doctors in the BMA (British Medical Association) have been out on strike again today (and yesterday) continuing their magnificent battle against imposed, worsened contracts. This time they are again providing emergency care, but on 26 and 27 April they will escalate their action to a full strike. In an interview on BBC Radio Leicester […]

Inadequate Academies

Inadequate Academies

By John Merrell The recent Ofsted report for Leicester schools stated three were “inadequate”: two run by the local authority, the third an academy. The two council schools are to become academies, a move unopposed by the Labour city council. The local Labour MP is Jon Ashworth, a member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet. Seven […]

Striking to Defend Sixth Form Colleges

Striking to Defend Sixth Form Colleges

I went down to the picket line at one of the entrances to Leicester QE college. National Union of Teachers members were on strike against cuts by the government to sixth form college funding. The strike went ahead after a government attempt to stop it with legal action failed. As one supporter from the local […]

Junior Doctors Defend NHS From Tories

Junior Doctors Defend NHS From Tories

The junior doctors and their union the BMA are in the front line of attacks on the NHS. After two one-day strikes in January and February, the latest stage of their campaign of industrial action was a 48-hour strike on 9-10 March. It will continue with two further 48-hour stoppages in April (see “Junior doctors’ […]

EU Referendum: ‘In’ campaigners crank up Project Fear

EU Referendum: ‘In’ campaigners crank up Project Fear

Project fear is back with a vengeance! Pro-European Union (EU) campaigners in the run up to the June referendum are copying the strategy of the anti-independence bloc in Scotland last year. We are told a vote to leave will mean economic catastrophe, higher prices and the loss of jobs, trade and workers’ rights. Tory Prime […]