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Socialist Party Member Elected President of Shop Workers’ Union

Socialist Party Member Elected President of Shop Workers’ Union

Written by Anonymous Usdaw Member in Leicestershire When Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour Party in 2015 I knew there was a chance to change politics in this country for the better. After all, compared to previous Labour leaders Corbyn has always been completely committed to trade unions and their ongoing efforts to […]

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How a Mass Movement Overturned Plans to Close NHS Heart Units

How a Mass Movement Overturned Plans to Close NHS Heart Units

Steve Score, Chair of the Save Glenfield Children’s Heart Centre campaign Celebrations were taking place in Leicester city centre on the 30th November following an outstanding victory for the campaign to save congenital heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital. A mood of relief and of jubilation spread from campaigners to people across the region. We hope […]

Victory for Health Campaigners: Glenfield Children’s Heart Centre Saved!

Victory for Health Campaigners: Glenfield Children’s Heart Centre Saved!

Steve Score, chair, Save Glenfield Children’s Heart Centre campaign (personal capacity) The decision by NHS England to drop its proposal to end surgery at the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre in Leicester is a very welcome victory. This is a victory for common sense. Glenfield – as we always said – is a brilliant service, […]

Argos Refuse to Play Fair or Talk, So Workers Strike

Argos Refuse to Play Fair or Talk, So Workers Strike

When Socialist Party members from Leicester visited the picket line at the huge Argos warehouse in  Magna Park, Lutterworth we were greeted with dozens of red Unite the Union flags and a union gazebo. For the two week strike they are maintaining a busy 24 hour picket line; you could sense the solidarity and strength […]

“If it ain’t broke why fix it?” Say Glenfield Campaigners

“If it ain’t broke why fix it?” Say Glenfield Campaigners

“Can you imagine how we feel knowing that our precious daughter could have to travel for hours in an emergency situation to get to life saving surgery when she may not have hours? IF YOU GO AHEAD WITH YOUR PROPOSAL CHILDREN WILL DIE, ITS A SIMPLE AS THAT. How can that ever be an acceptable […]

Posted in: Hospitals, Leicester, NHS
No Cuts, No Closures, Save Our NHS!
By 11/02/2017 Read More →

No Cuts, No Closures, Save Our NHS!

This following article was first published on the back page of the Socialist Party newspaper on 8th February. The NHS is in crisis. Hospitals cancelled a record number of urgent operations last year, mainly because of bed shortages. One in six A&E departments faces closure or downgrading because of NHS cuts. So you would think […]

Say No to NHS Cuts and March to Save Glenfield
By 28/10/2016 Read More →

Say No to NHS Cuts and March to Save Glenfield

Glenfield congenital heart centre in Leicester saves children’s lives. No wonder there is so much anger at NHS England’s threat to stop children’s heart surgery there. It is the only place in the whole of the East Midlands that carries out these operations. My son was one of 332 children who had heart surgery there […]

Posted in: Hospitals, NHS, Unite
Fightback Against the Closure of Glenfield Heart Unit
By 12/07/2016 Read More →

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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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 […]

Real Agenda Behind Anti-Semitism Slurs

Real Agenda Behind Anti-Semitism Slurs

On May 9, Dr Simon Bennett published a first-person article in the Leicester Mercury attacking the Socialist Party titled “Why hard left is a threat to Labour Party.” On May 11, the Mercury published the following first-person response from Socialist Party member Steve Score, in addition to a letter published by John Merrell, who is also a […]