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Open University Facing Huge Cuts: Fight for free education

Open University Facing Huge Cuts: Fight for free education

The Open University has announced a technological overhaul, which will involve making £100 million of cuts, nearly a quarter of its £425 million budget. The consequences of this ‘streamlining’ will inevitably be job losses, and the closure of courses that are not considered profitable enough. This is despite significant fee hikes. A module which would […]

Posted in: Cuts, Education, Students
“Let’s hope that June is the end of May.”

“Let’s hope that June is the end of May.”

GUEST POST: This following letter was authored by one of Leicester’s former TUSC councillors, Wayne Naylor, and was sent to the Leicester Mercury mailbox in late May and was not published by the newspaper.   As the election comes closer and politics is ever more in turmoil, it’s worth looking at why changes happen. Previously, myself […]

Posted in: Elections, Leicester, TUSC
Kick Out the Tories!

Kick Out the Tories!

“The Conservative Party has always been the true party of workers,” claims Theresa May. What a joke! Try telling that to the millions of workers living on poverty pay, in precarious employment. Tell it to the nurses who outrageously can’t afford to feed themselves without help from food banks. Tell it to the public sector […]

Posted in: Elections
NHS: Protest, Strike, Occupy to Win!

NHS: Protest, Strike, Occupy to Win!

“Whose NHS? OUR NHS!” It belongs to us, and we won’t let them take it away. More than 100,000 people chanted this clear message to the government on the 4 March demonstration. That was just the start. The Tories might be hell-bent on slashing, trashing and privatising our NHS, but they are going to have […]

Posted in: NHS
Leicester Says Dump Trump!

Leicester Says Dump Trump!

Despite freezing cold weather, more that 50 people gathered at the Clock Tower in Leicester on January 20th, to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump. Women of all ages were present, all expressing alarm at the prospect of an openly sexist and misogynist leader of the United States. “Dump Trump- racist Trump! Dump Trump- sexist […]

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 […]

Posted in: BFAWU, Leicester, Students, Youth
Will Leicester Politicians Now Support Greek’s Historic No Vote

Will Leicester Politicians Now Support Greek’s Historic No Vote

On Sunday the people of Greece made their intentions clear by overwhelming rejecting austerity in their national referendum. The No campaign exceeded all expectations and stormed to victory, securing 61% of the popular vote. The Greek working class are showing that austerity can be resisted giving workers across Europe hope. Local TUSC candidate, Damon Gibbons, […]

Posted in: Cuts, International, TUSC
TUSC Shows Support for NHS Campaigners

TUSC Shows Support for NHS Campaigners

When looking through some old copies of the Leicester Mercury I came across this article that I hadn’t previously seen which was published in the paper last month, on Wednesday 29th April.

Posted in: Leicester, NHS, Organising, TUSC
The First Socialist Election Broadcast For a Long Time!

The First Socialist Election Broadcast For a Long Time!

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) election broadcast with Dave Nellist was on TV tonight (Friday) – did you see it? You can watch it online here! TUSC and Leicester Independent Councillors Against Cuts have also been very busy in Leicester. Today we featured in the Leicester Mercury, after holding a protest against low […]

Posted in: Elections, Leicester, TUSC
TUSC Parliamentary Candidate Pledges Support for the NHS and for a £10-an-hour Living Wage

TUSC Parliamentary Candidate Pledges Support for the NHS and for a £10-an-hour Living Wage

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) today announced its second local parliamentary candidate for the General Election. Andrew Walton, who has lived in Highfields for the last 20 years, will be standing in the Leicester South constituency. He will be working closely with the present city councillors who are part of Leicester independent Councillors […]

Posted in: Elections, NHS, TUSC