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Strike Could Force Another Election

Strike Could Force Another Election

A letter published in today’s issue of the Leicester Mercury by Tom Barker Some important insights were made by Fraser Nelson, former editor of The Spectator magazine and apparently one of the more far-sighted Tories, in Thursday’s Telegraph, where he  described how the Tories have lost control of British politics. One of the critical mistakes […]

Posted in: Industrial Action
Pracownicy fabryki Tulip zagłosowali jednomyślnie za akcją protestacyjną po konflikcie o podwyżkę pensji i po cięciach w środkach bezpieczeństwa i higieny pracy.

Pracownicy fabryki Tulip zagłosowali jednomyślnie za akcją protestacyjną po konflikcie o podwyżkę pensji i po cięciach w środkach bezpieczeństwa i higieny pracy.

 By Lindsey Morgan (translated from English to Polish by Artur Wilk) Oddział Leicester Partii Socjalistycznej oraz NSSN były obecne na niedzielnym, kryzysowym spotkaniu oddziału z pracownikami z Tulip, zakładzie przetwórstwa żywności w Coalville. Obecni pracownicy zagłosowali jednogłośnie za rozpoczęciem procedury akcji protestacyjnej. Miało to miejsce po załamaniu negocjacji pomiędzy Tulip a Związkiem Piekarzy (BFAWU). Pracownicy […]

Opposing the National Front in Grantham

Opposing the National Front in Grantham

When it was announced that the racist National Front planned to descend on the small market town of Grantham, Lincolnshire, last Saturday, counter-demonstrators were given just one-day notice to organise. Yet in spite this, the far-right group were massively out-numbered. Even with a national mobilisation, they could only muster around 30 supporters! The National Front, […]

Corbyn Was Right to Sack Blairite Trio

Corbyn Was Right to Sack Blairite Trio

The following letter was published in the Leicester Mercury on July 3. Many Corbyn supporters who voted for remain in the EU referendum last year are uncertain about how to react to the sacking of frontbench Labour MPs over their support for the Single Market. The reason for this is the lack of clarity Corbyn […]

Posted in: European Union
If Corbyn Shows Fight, He Can Win

If Corbyn Shows Fight, He Can Win

The following letter was published in today’s issue of the Leicester Mercury. With the announcement of a snap general election earlier this week, it seems the time is up for the Blairite plotters. Labour will head into a general election with a socialist at the helm! The main reason a general election has been called […]

Posted in: Elections
Leicester Campaigners Join Massive Protest in London to Defend NHS
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Leicester Campaigners Join Massive Protest in London to Defend NHS

An estimated 250,000 people joined a demonstration in London yesterday to save the NHS, making it the largest of its kind in history. And the Save Glenfield campaigners were there in force! More than 100 activists from Leicester, including many involved with the Save Glenfield Heart Centre group, attended the demonstration – supported by PCS […]

Posted in: BMA, Cuts
Thousands March to Defend Glenfield Heart Centre

Thousands March to Defend Glenfield Heart Centre

By Charles Wheeler “Do not be debilitated by those who tell you protests and marches don’t mean anything,” Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey told Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit campaigners. Despite snow and freezing temperatures, 2,000 people – including patients and their families, trade unionists and members of the public – took to the streets of […]

Will Leicester City Council Listen to Adventure Playground Campaigners?

Will Leicester City Council Listen to Adventure Playground Campaigners?

Well over 100 campaigners, including parents and children, joined a lobby of Leicester City Council last Thursday to oppose cuts to adventure playground services across the city. Leicester’s adventure playgrounds are used by over 10,000 children citywide. They provide children and young people with supervised access to play, sports, and arts facilities, as well as […]

Posted in: Cuts, Leicester, Youth
Over One Thousand March to Save Glenfield Heart Unit

Over One Thousand March to Save Glenfield Heart Unit

More than one thousand people attended a march in Leicester today in opposition to the proposed closure of Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit. NHS England claim that the closure of Glenfield has nothing to do with budget cuts, but is about “standards and quality of service”. This is total rubbish. The Tories are planning to cut […]

UKIP in Chaos

UKIP in Chaos

As predicted by The Socialist, the vote to leave the EU has plunged UKIP into an existential crisis. Nigel Farage has resigned. His replacement, Diane James, stood down after just 18 days. And now, two UKIP MEPs have been involved in a punch up which left the new leadership candidate, Steven Woolfe, hospitalized. So much […]

Posted in: UKIP