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Cuts Cause NHS Crisis

Cuts Cause NHS Crisis

The NHS is in a perfect storm this winter. Decades of cuts and sell-offs have brought it to breaking point while it faces pressure from all directions. 68 A&E consultants have written to Theresa May. The letter warns of the consequences of chronic underfunding amid a gathering flu epidemic, and the increased strain on already […]

Posted in: NHS
NHS Cuts Kill!

NHS Cuts Kill!

The Tories’ mission to wreck our NHS continues, as funding looks set to fall to a historic low for our already horrifically overstretched health service. Chancellor Phillip Hammond has delivered a further kick in the teeth, refusing to provide a desperately needed emergency injection of £4 billion that has been demanded by NHS chief Simon […]

Posted in: Cuts, NHS
Tories Wreck Our NHS

Tories Wreck Our NHS

The NHS crisis is escalating as the Tories continue their mission to ‘slash, trash and privatise’ our health service. Thanks to sustainability and transformation plans (STPs), hospitals are facing a bleak winter. Alarmingly, despite the fact that there are already too few inpatient beds for hospitals to cope, proposals have been made to cut back […]

Posted in: Cuts, NHS
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