Category: Basingstoke

Guards in the RMT transport union on the picket line at Salisbury on 2 September – the fourth day of their current strike – were angry and defiant. A letter had been sent by South Western Railway (SWR) to everyone concerned in the strike. The letter contained an admission by SWR that they intended to […]
The long running dispute on South Western Railways continued on Friday as RMT strikers escalated their action to a three day strike. Socialist Party members Jane Ward and Nick Doyle visited picket lines in Bournemouth and Portsmouth. In Bournemouth the strikers remained resolute at the start of 72 hours of action on August 31st. There […]
As Britain’s weak Tory government clings on – and numerous social, political and economic shocks threaten its downfall – a key factor is whether the Labour Party can provide a mass alternative to harsh austerity. This is one of the main themes in the British Perspectives document for the Socialist Party’s national congress in March, […]
Today the largest rail franchise in the country, South Western Railway, saw strike action from RMT guards across the network, striking for safety. The RMT want to ensure a second, qualified safety-critical person on all trains at all times, trade to deal with: major incidents, emergency protection on trains, controlled and emergency evacuations, electrical isolations, […]
Socialist Party Congress 2017 reports The Socialist Party‘s national congress 2017 took place in London from 11 to 13 March, attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests. Delegates attended from local branches across the Southern Region, Aylesbury, Basingstoke, Bracknell, IOW, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, […]

Read this week's #NSSN bulletin no.566: Workers start 2022 on the picket line!

https://shopstewards.net/2022/01/nssn-566-workers-start-2022-on-the-picket-line/

To all #TUSC supporters Best Wishes for 2022 - let’s see if together we can find hundreds of trades unionists, community campaigners and socialists to challenge austerity at the May local elections in the biggest and widest possible socialist unity.
#Solidarity

2022 and Council Cuts continue
Defend public services
Defend Jobs and Pay
Stop Cuts and Privatisation
Join the fightback in #southampton to @SaveStMarysLC #SocialistSunday #StopCouncilCuts

@VenueHorse @Callowlands Park, Watford @watfordpalace with #theDanTiendance school. Really enjoyed it, thank you everyone. This weekend @VenueHorse is @DGArtsFest Annan & Stranraer from 1 pm.

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