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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 […]

Leicester Council Hits Homeless Hostel

Leicester Council Hits Homeless Hostel

By Mark Gawthorpe, Leicester Socialist Party Wordsworth House, a Leicester homeless hostel which I was a resident of for just over a year, has lost its council funding and the right to house council homeless clients. This is because of new council funding rules supposedly designed to combat discrimination. To continue receiving funding Wordsworth House […]

A Freudian Slip? ‘We demand a better future for disabled people’

A Freudian Slip? ‘We demand a better future for disabled people’

“You make a really good point about the disabled… There is a group – and I know exactly who you mean – where actually, as you say, they’re not worth the full wage…” – Lord Freud at a Tory conference fringe meeting How much is a disabled person worth? According to Tory welfare minister Lord Freud […]

Radiographers Reveal Anger at Pay-Freeze

Radiographers Reveal Anger at Pay-Freeze

Today radiographers from Leicester hospitals came together for a 30 strong picket outside Leicester Royal Infirmary, taking industrial action for the first time in over thirty years. Following a ballot in which 53.7% of members voted for strike action, work was stopped between 9am and 1pm. In addition to this the Society of Radiography members […]

Demonstrating for Strikes

Demonstrating for Strikes

National demos provide an excellent opportunity to meet up with local activists who are united in seeing the need to join the fight back against the cuts. Thus rising very very early this morning, the Leicester contingent joined tens of thousands of others in London on the “Britain Needs a Pay Rise” national rally. Marching in […]

Fair Pay for All!

Fair Pay for All!

Following the joint public sector strike on 10 July, yesterday almost quarter million civil servants in the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) took strike action in a dispute concerning everyone’s fight for fair pay. Since 2010, taking into account pay cuts, the increase in monthly pension contributions and the cost of living, many civil […]