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Save Essex Libraries

27 May 2019

Essex County Council is facing fierce protests against cuts to its library service. A demonstration in Chelmsford on 8 June is the latest action to keep the pressure on the council.

Tube union wins maintenance victory

16 May 2019

Tube union RMT has suspended strike action by maintenance and engineering workers after London Underground said it would withdraw planned cuts to train inspection and preparation.

Union mourns murdered colleague Lyra

25 April 2019

In an impressive display of solidarity, members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) all over the country held vigils in memory of their murdered colleague Lyra McKee.

London Overground ticket offices saved

25 April 2019

Rail unions were claiming victory over the Easter weekend after the announcement that 47 of the 51 ticket offices slated for closure on London Overground will be retained.

EU: MEP elections

Just when you thought the cost of the EU couldn’t get any higher, we’re now going to have to fork out for the cost of an election which has historically seen the lowest turnout of any national poll.

Euro finance shock - more to come

26 March 2019

The EU’s financial weakness from earlier financial crises reappeared at the end of 2018 after the European Central Bank announced that growth would be lower than expected and inflation higher. That was a dress rehearsal for what is to come.

Honda to end manufacturing in Britain

26 March 2019

Honda announced last month that it will close its only British factory as part of restructuring plans. Unite the union is organising a march and rally on Saturday 30 March in response, seeking to save the plant.

Reunite the NHS

18 March 2019

There are positive signs that fragmentation of the NHS in England is coming to an end. Professional bodies, unions and others are unanimous that the 2012 Health and Social Care Act should go.

Leavers are doing it for themselves

18 March 2019

Something is stirring in Britain. Away from parliament and the parliamentary parties, people are starting to organise to defend Brexit in organisations such as Leavers of Britain. 

On the streets in Manchester

11 March 2019

Homelessness is growing in Britain, in part due to the shortage of housing. It's worst in London, but is growing fast elsewhere in England – the Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North-West.

Council tax - pay twice over

10 March 2019

Government is reducing the amount it pays out to local authorities. Services are cut or the shortfall is made up by increases for council tax payers, further damaging public services that people rely on.

Home truths - hard times

28 February 2019

Young workers are finding it harder to set up their own home. This is due to rising house prices, static wages and low levels of employment.

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