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This website is no longer in use August 13, 2013
This website is no longer in use. Please click on the link to go to our new site... http://coventrysocialists.wordpress.com/   ... [MORE]

Vote Alex Walker - TUSC Against Cuts for Leamington Brunswick April 18, 2013
Warwickshire County Council elections 2013 - Leamington Brunswick Leamington needs a fighting Socialist Councillor! Vote Alex Walker -  ... [MORE]

PCS national strike on Budget Day - 20 March: Coventry & Warwickshire reports March 20, 2013
Socialist Party members were out today visiting and supporting PCS members working for the Civil Service across Coventry and Warwickshire out o... [MORE]

Keresley Village residents fight back against closures March 14, 2013
The pit may be gone but the Miner’s Spirit still remains in Keresley Village, the ‘all out’ ex-mining community located within the... [MORE]

Labour do the Tories dirty work - comment from Socialist campaigner Rob McArdle February 26, 2013
Lower Stoke campaigner Rob McArdle gives his views on Labour passing on the Tory cuts to the people of Coventry At the full council meeting today... [MORE]

Coventry march against the cuts February 24, 2013
Coventry protest against austerity Around 150 - 200 people braved the freezing cold to march through Coventry city centre on Saturday mornin... [MORE]

Coventry council budget:'We need to fight now to save our services' February 22, 2013
A Unison steward, Coventry "The next Labour councillor who tries to back away from saving local services should recognise that by voting for m... [MORE]

BBC journalists strike against redundancies February 18, 2013
Striking NUJ members formed early pickets in Coventry today, outside BBC Coventry and Warwickshire in Priory Place, as part of a national strike at ... [MORE]

We need an alternative to blind-alley capitalism... socialism! January 22, 2013
We need an alternative to blind-alley capitalism... socialism! It is little over a month since Tory Chancellor George Osborne stood at the dispatch... [MORE]

Happy New Year from the Socialist Party December 29, 2012
Happy New Year from the Socialist Party As 2012 comes to an end, the Socialist Party in Coventry and Warwickshire would like to wish a Happy New ... [MORE]

Coventry council workers lobby Cabinet meeting December 17, 2012
Coventry council workers lobby meeting of Cabinet Last Tuesday saw trade unions at Coventry City Council hold a protest lobby of the Cabinet me... [MORE]

Coventry and Warwickshire Socialist Party hits the streets December 17, 2012
Coventry and Warwickshire Socialist Party hits the streets Socialist Party members held three campaign stalls in Coventry on Saturday, wi... [MORE]

Socialist Party speaks to Xmas shoppers December 15, 2012
Socialist Party speaks to Xmas shoppers Members of Coventry Socialist Party took the anti-cuts message to Christmas shoppers on Wednesday evening... [MORE]

Charterhouse Residents prepare to fight against plans December 10, 2012
Charterhouse Residents Association prepares to fight Heatline plans For the full story read the article from the Coventry Telegraph here ... [MORE]

Coventry Socialist Party campaigns against cuts at the Council December 08, 2012
Coventry Socialist Party members campaign against council cuts People stop to sign the petition Members of the Socialist Party were out today in... [MORE]

Coventry protest against slaughter in Gaza November 21, 2012
Coventry protest against slaughter in the Middle East - pictures Around 80 people gathered in front of Coventry council house on Monday to p... [MORE]

Council to axe 600 more jobs! November 21, 2012
Council to axe 600 more jobs! By a council worker and Unison shop steward Workers at Coventry City Council have been hit by a furthe... [MORE]

Coventry solidarity protest with European Strikes November 14, 2012
Coventry trade unionists organise solidarity protest with workers taking action across Europe Around 50 people attended a protest organised at sh... [MORE]

Nadine Dorries in I'm a Celebrity row - Dave Nellist talks about his time as an MP November 06, 2012
Rightwing Tory MP Nadine Dorries decision to take part in reality TV show ‘I’m a celebrity...Get me out of here’, w... [MORE]

Coventry Workers stage sit-in at LTI factory No job losses! No closure! November 01, 2012
Workers at Coventry black cab maker LTI, on the Holyhead Road, staged a sit-in last night before entering talks with administrators, PWC. The sit-in... [MORE]

BT workers protest against bullying and sackings October 28, 2012
CWU members in Coventry held a protest on Friday outside the BT building at Parkside against the increasing oppressive management taking place towar... [MORE]

Hundreds of workers walkout as Tory MP Francis Maude walks in October 22, 2012
By a PCS member and Socialist Party supporter  The tax office in Coventry was visited by Francis Maude, Tory MP, minister to the Cabinet Offic... [MORE]

First Socialist campaign stall in Kenilworth October 14, 2012
First Socialist Party Stall in Kenilworth By Non Frenguelli On the last Saturday of Kenilworth’s Foodie Fortnight, 13th October, the Soc... [MORE]

Coventry and Warwick Socialist Students Freshers Fair report October 11, 2012
By Siobhán FrielCoventry and Warwickshire Socialist Party members were out over the last few weeks campaigning and building Socialist student... [MORE]

Some comments on the Food Banks September 26, 2012
Food Banks - a symptom of growing poverty  Picture from ITV This article was written by Socialist Party member Dan Crowter. We welcome... [MORE]

Letter to local media regarding Serco and the NHS September 25, 2012
STOP NHS PRIVATISATION! PRIVATE VULTURES OUT OF OUR HEALTH SERVICE! On a recent protest at the George Eliot The following letter was sent by Pet... [MORE]

Socialist campaigner explains why he will be joining TUC demo September 23, 2012
 JOIN THE TUC DEMONSTRATION ON 20TH OCTOBER SOCIALIST CAMPAIGNER EXPLAINS WHY HE WILL BE GOING TO LONDON  Rob on an anti-cuts march in... [MORE]

Socialist Party campaigns in Radford September 22, 2012
Campaigning against NHS privatisation in Radford Glen Watson talking to Radford residents Members of the Socialist Party were today out in Radfo... [MORE]

Consultation begins on changes to Council Tax Benefit August 28, 2012
Consultation begins on new Council Tax Benefit scheme   Coventry City Council have started consulting residents concerning changes to Council... [MORE]

Unison, Unite and GMB accept new pension scheme for council workers August 25, 2012
New pension scheme for council workers accepted Coventry trade union members gather on 30th November By a council worker in Coventry All three ... [MORE]

Unite members at Coventry University start industrial action August 19, 2012
Unite members at Coventry University take action Unite trade union members at Coventry University have started a week-long strike against attacks... [MORE]

National day of action against massive hikes in rail fares and cuts to railway staff and services. August 14, 2012
Nuneaton Socialist Party members were out supporting and helping RMT members in today’s national day of action against massive hikes in rail... [MORE]

Jobcentre call centres strike against draconian conditions August 13, 2012
Jobcentre call centres strike against draconian conditions Coventry Socialist Party members were today (Monday 13th August) out supporting Jobcentr... [MORE]

Local government pensions ballot - VOTE NO! August 11, 2012
Pensions ballot for council workers Members of all three council unions in Coventry and across the country, GMB, UNISON and UNITE, will have rece... [MORE]

Nellist calls for Olympic tickets to be given away July 31, 2012
Many in Coventry raised eyebrows after last Thursdays Olympic Football match in Coventry – ahead of a national outcry over empty seats for hig... [MORE]

Kick Private Profiteers out of Walsgrave and NHS for good! July 25, 2012
Recently the 'Independent' ran an article about a private hospital inside the Walsgrave PFI hospital in Coventry, where the chief executive was dela... [MORE]

Teachers fight school privatisation July 25, 2012
Teachers fight school privatisation Over 100 new 'free schools', to open in September, were announced on 13 July, which will more than double the t... [MORE]

No to BNP meeting in Coventry! For members of the services to be given trade union rights July 20, 2012
This Saturday, 21st July the racist BNP through their front The British Veterans Group will holding a "conference" at the Royal Warwicks Club in Cov... [MORE]

Support Remploy Workers on Strike to defend jobs! July 19, 2012
Coventry Socialist Party members were out today (Thursday 19 July) supporting Remploy workers on strike at the Coventry factory. Part of a... [MORE]

Class-ism at Browns bar July 02, 2012
Last Monday (25th June) family and friends of Michael Thacker, a Coventry soldier killed in Afghanistan, were on their way to his funeral at the cat... [MORE]

Campaigning against threat of Housing Benefit cut to under 25s July 01, 2012
Socialist Party members were out campaigning this weekend across Coventry and Rugby against the latest threat from the ConDem government of mil... [MORE]

PCS strike at Tax Office June 25, 2012
Socialist Party members from UNISON, CWU and PCS (DWP) were out supporting PCS members on strike today (25 June) at the Coventry Revenue & Custo... [MORE]

Socialists at Birmingham Pride June 11, 2012
Socialist Party members campaign against the cuts at Birmingham Pride By Dan Crowter Members of the Socialist Party from Coventry and Birmingham h... [MORE]

Trade unionists from Coventry and Warwickshire to attend NSSN conference June 03, 2012
Trade unionists from Coventry and Warwickshire to attend NSSN conference Trade union activists from across Coventry and Warwickshire will be atte... [MORE]

Fight redundancies at Warwick University May 20, 2012
Fight Redundancies at Warwick University Picture - A previous strike at Warwick University By a UCU member Warwick Business School has planned ... [MORE]

Socialist Party campaigns in Radford May 20, 2012
Socialist Party campaigns in Radford Picture - Glen Watson discusses NHS cuts with shoppers Socialist Party members in Radford were out campaign... [MORE]

400,000 workers strike across the country Coventry reports May 10, 2012
Socialist Party members from the CWU, RMT, NUT, UNISON, UNITE ( local government) and Coventry and Warwick university were out in force this morning... [MORE]

The St Michaels election - Report from 'The Socialist' newspaper May 09, 2012
The following is a report taken from the new issue of 'The Socialist', the weekly newspaper of the Socialist Party. If you would like to receive a r... [MORE]

Video of Dave Nellist speech on election night May 08, 2012
Dave Nellist speech on election night 'I know which side of the picket line I will be on' Dave Nellist made this speech just after the election ... [MORE]

Successful Socialist Alternative election rally May 01, 2012
Excellent turnout for Socialist Alternative election rally The Socialist Party hosted an excellent election rally on Saturday 28th April at Coventr... [MORE]

Who should Coventry council workers vote for? April 26, 2012
Who should Coventry council workers vote for in the 2012 local elections? For the last 12 months the ConDem coalition has continued attacks on wo... [MORE]

List of Socialist Alternative candidates April 22, 2012
Socialists are standing in your area Only Socialist Alternative candidates, alongside Cllr Dave Nellist, are prepared to vote and fight against c... [MORE]

Coventry local elections 2012 - Vote Socialist Alternative April 08, 2012
Local elections 2012 – Vote Socialist Alternative! Official confirmation has been received that nominations have been accepted for Socialis... [MORE]

Nellist forces council back on 'shared space' junctions March 15, 2012
Coventry Council's controversial decision to proceed with a number of major changes to junctions in Coventry City centre, involving removal of traff... [MORE]

Pictures from the lobby of the Council February 26, 2012
Pictures from the lobby of council meeting This week councillors approved another £17 million worth of cuts in Coventry. Councillor Dave Ne... [MORE]

Socialist Party member on Newsnight February 26, 2012
Socialist Party member and Youth Fight for Jobs campaigner on Newsnight The Socialist Party has been at the forefront of the campaign against the s... [MORE]

Join the Coventry protest against Workfare February 24, 2012
Coventry protest against slave labour  No to Workfare! Join the 'Name and Shame' tour Saturday 25th Feb meet 12pm outside Tescos in City ... [MORE]

Nellist turns down position of Deputy Lord Mayor to fight the cuts February 21, 2012
Dave Nellist turns down the position of Deputy Lord Mayor The following letter was sent to John Mutton, Labour leader of Coventry City Council. D... [MORE]

Blog updated - 'Shared Spaces'; Nellist demands emergency action February 14, 2012
The blog of Councillor Dave Nellist has been updated Click here to read the latest update on Dave's blog, regarding the tragic death of a Co... [MORE]

Details of Rob Windsor's funeral February 12, 2012
Please see below for details of Rob's funeral Rob’s funeral will be on Friday 17 February 1-2pm Coventry Cathedral(Priory st Coventry... [MORE]

Video update from Dave Nellist on Shared Spaces and traffic issues February 03, 2012
Here is the latest video update from Dave Nellist, on Shared Spaces and traffic issues in Coventry ... [MORE]

Video update from Coventry Socialist Party and Dave Nellist February 01, 2012
Here is the latest video update from Coventry Socialist Party and Dave Nellist ... [MORE]

Charterhouse Building update January 31, 2012
Update on the Charterhouse Building in St Michael's ward   The following update is taken from the latest issue of 'Socialist News', the n... [MORE]

Strike against privatisation in Coventry January 31, 2012
HMRC workers at Sherbourne House strike against privatisation By a PCS and Left Unity member The HMRC Group of PCS called for further action on ... [MORE]

Dave Nellist's blog updated - Starley Road / Saltley Gate / Shared Spaces January 27, 2012
The blog of Councillor Dave Nellist has been updated Click here to read about the review of the Starley Road parking scheme, and Dave speaki... [MORE]

Dave Nellist's blog updated - 35,000 children in Coventry area living in poverty January 24, 2012
The blog of Councillor Dave Nellist has been updated Click here to read Dave's views on the report which shows that around 35,000 children i... [MORE]

Coventry Unison backs call for special conference on pensions January 22, 2012
Coventry District Unison back call for special conference on pensions by a Coventry Unison steward and council worker As we have reported previo... [MORE]

Dave Nellist's blog updated - speech against NHS cuts January 21, 2012
The blog of Councillor Dave Nellist has been updated Click here to read Dave's speech against NHS cuts at the meeting of Full Council, and for a ... [MORE]

Walkout in Coventry over privatisation January 17, 2012
Coventry workers take part in walkout against privatisation Monday 16th January saw HMRC tax workers who are members of the PCS trade union in call... [MORE]

Rob Windsor: A Man Who Helped Melt The Iron Lady January 16, 2012
Rob Windsor: socialist fighter and Coventry Socialist Party councillor 1964-2012 A Man Who Helped Melt The Iron Lady  Coventry Socialist ... [MORE]

RIP Rob Windsor January 14, 2012
Rob Windsor – Socialist fighter, comrade, friend It is with immense sadness that we have to report that Rob Windsor has passed away. Rob re... [MORE]

Pensions dispute - what is the Unison leadership doing? January 10, 2012
Pensions dispute – what is the Unison leadership doing? By a Unison shop steward at Coventry City Council 30th November saw over 2 million... [MORE]

Successful meeting to organise pensions campaign January 09, 2012
Successful meeting to organise the pensions dispute By Glen Watson, delegate from South Midlands branch of the CWU 470 trade unionists attended ... [MORE]

Coming soon - report of PCS Left Unity pensions meeting January 07, 2012
Coventry trade unionists attend national meeting to discuss pensions dispute 470 trade unionists from many different unions came together today to ... [MORE]

Rail prices go up - again January 03, 2012
Rail prices go up – again Rail operators across the UK have welcomed passengers back in 2012 by yet again increasing the cost of rail trave... [MORE]

Happy New Year from Coventry Socialist Party December 30, 2011
Happy New Year from the Socialist Party in Coventry As 2011 draws to a close, we would like to extend a very warm Happy New Year to readers of ... [MORE]

Stop the Pensions Sell Out! December 17, 2011
No sell-out on pensions - Fight until we win! Name the day for the next coordinated strike in January 30 June pensions strike: London demo, ... [MORE]

Tax workers in Coventry take action December 12, 2011
Solid industrial action by tax workers at Sherbourne House in Coventry Today over 20,000 members of the PCS trade union working in HMRC took a... [MORE]

Reports from 30th Nov - Postal workers support the strike December 09, 2011
Reports from 30th November A postie visits pickets at President Kennedy, Barr's Hill and West Orchard House By a CWU member and postal worker I... [MORE]

Reports from 30th Nov - Solid strike at Tax Office December 07, 2011
 Reports from 30th November No damp squib for Civil Service unions at Sherbourne House In our latest article, a PCS member from Sherbourne Ho... [MORE]

Socialist Party continues campaign for fair pensions for all! December 07, 2011
Socialist Party continues pensions campaign This evening members of the Socialist Party hit the streets to continue the campaign for fair pension... [MORE]

Reports from 30th Nov - Student support for the strikes December 06, 2011
Reports from 30th November 'We were certainly many!' In our latest report from the events of 30th November in Coventry, a student from Coventry Un... [MORE]

30th Nov - A reply to Cllr John Mutton December 05, 2011
30th November - A reply to Cllr John Mutton At last week’s strike rally, Labour leader Cllr John Mutton, in his speech to the assembled crowd... [MORE]

Reports from 30th Nov - Big pickets at Spire and Christchurch House December 05, 2011
Reports from 30th November 'Biggest ever pickets at Spire and Christchurch House in City Centre' Over the next week or so we will be carrying repo... [MORE]

Reports from 30th Nov - CWU members report from Whitley Depot December 04, 2011
Reports from 30th November - Whitley Depot The following are reports from CWU members Rob McArdle and Lenny Shail. Rob is a Socialist Party membe... [MORE]

Reports from 30th Nov 'Solid pickets at City College' December 02, 2011
Reports from 30th November  Over the next week or so we will be carrying reports and pictures from this historic day in Coventry. Socialist P... [MORE]

Over 2,500 march through Coventry in mighty show of strength! December 02, 2011
  Over 2,000 march through Coventry in mighty show of strength!   Wednesday 30th November wil go down in history as a day to be rememb... [MORE]

Nellist Slams Benefit Cuts! November 08, 2011
  Nellist slams benefit cuts! Coventry Socialist Party Councillor Dave Nellist spoke yesterday (7/11/2011) on BBC West Midlands on the sav... [MORE]

Coventry Telegraph covers Jarrow march for jobs October 27, 2011
Coventry Telegraph covers Jarrow march for jobs "Young protesters staged a vocal demo through Coventry city centre as part of the national Jarrow M... [MORE]

Rugby Observer covers Jarrow march for jobs October 27, 2011
Rugby Observer covers Jarrow march for jobs  "THE JARROW Marchers rolled into Rugby this week protesting against the Government's handlin... [MORE]

Coventry rally - The Jarrow march is on its way! October 24, 2011
Coventry rally - The Jarrow march is on its way! Lenny Shail, Coventry Youth Fight for Jobs organiser Coventry was once a city famed for the pro... [MORE]

Council workers demand 250 payment October 19, 2011
Coventry council workers demand £250 payment By a council worker Workers at Coventry City Council lobbied councillors on Tuesday to demand... [MORE]

Lower Stoke By Election Report October 12, 2011
The Socialist Party re-affirmed its strong position in Coventry, coming 3rd in the Lower Stoke ward council by-election on Thursday 6th October on 2... [MORE]

Jarrow March Coming to Coventry October 09, 2011
  Jarrow March in Coventry - 21st October - get involved! Ring or text 07530429441 if you can help the marchers when they get to Coventry &... [MORE]

Lower Stoke By Election Result October 09, 2011
Socialist Alternative candidate Robert McArdle increased his share of the vote to 11% and came third beating the BNP, Green Party and the Liberal De... [MORE]

Video of NSSN Lobby of TUC 11th September 2011 September 23, 2011
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End PFI say campaigners September 22, 2011
As the Government says the future of some hospitals is at risk because of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), one leading anti-PFI campaigner call... [MORE]

Potential movement on Hillfields parking scheme September 21, 2011
Potential movement on the long delayed Hillfields residents' parking scheme may have taken a step in the right direction today. At a meeting of the... [MORE]

Stop the sale of Charterhouse Buildings September 17, 2011
  Stop the sale of Charterhouse Buildings, Coventry Today's Coventry Telegraph (15-09-11, page 2) has the story that The Charterhouse has be... [MORE]

Coventry trade unionists to lobby TUC September 07, 2011
Coventry trade unionists to join lobby of TUC to demand action This coming Sunday (11.09.11) will see trade unionists from across the Coventry ar... [MORE]

Dave Nellist puts questions to Council September 07, 2011
Dave Nellist puts questions to Council At the meeting of the full Council next Tuesday (13.09.11), Cllr Dave Nellist of the Socialist Party has s... [MORE]

Latest newsletter for St Michaels now being delivered September 04, 2011
We are currently delivering our latest newsletter around St Michaels ward If you are visiting this site after reading our newsletter, thank you for... [MORE]

Dave Nellist sends message of support to striking youth workers August 22, 2011
Dave Nellist sends message of solidarity to striking youth workers in David Cameron’s constituency   Councillor Dave Nellist (St Michae... [MORE]

Coventry young people meet to discuss Work Programme and the Riots August 19, 2011
Coventry meeting to discuss Work Programme and situation facing young people 25 people attended a Youth Fight for Jobs meeting in Coventry on Aug... [MORE]

Youth workers' warnings ignored across the country August 17, 2011
by Teresa Chalcroft, Detached youth worker (but not for much longer!) and chair Warwickshire Unite branch 61 Youth services have been targeted - ... [MORE]

Coventry Council bosses cream off huge salaries August 08, 2011
Coventry City Council bosses receive huge salaries - whilst majority of staff endure pay cuts and job losses By a Council Worker (not on £... [MORE]

Successful campaign stall in Leamington August 06, 2011
Successful Socialist Party campaign stall in Leamington The Socialist Party held a very successful campaign stall in Leamington today. We ran a p... [MORE]

NUJ take further strike action August 01, 2011
NUJ take further strike action   Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) took industrial action again today in Coventry (1st Aug... [MORE]

A Unison shop steward responds to Oliver Letwin July 31, 2011
The section of our website for Council Workers has been updated with an article by a Unison steward who works for the Local Authority, in response t... [MORE]

Update from councillor Dave Nellist July 22, 2011
Socialist Party councillor Dave Nellist gives an update for the people of St Michael's ward in Coventry on what he has been doing over the recent we... [MORE]

Protest against threats to nurseries and children's centres July 19, 2011
Save Coventry Children’s Centres! A protest took place today against the threatened closure of SureStart Children’s Centres and Nurse... [MORE]

Council workers show solidarity July 16, 2011
CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST NEWS FOR COUNCIL WORKERS The Council Workers section of our website has been updated, please visit here for a report ... [MORE]

The reality of 'The Work Programme' - A JSA claimant speaks out July 15, 2011
The reality of ‘The Work Programme' We have received this excellent article from Niall Peter Every, who gives an account of the situation f... [MORE]

NUJ take strike action July 15, 2011
NUJ members in Coventry strike against compulsory redundancies at BBC Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) took industrial action t... [MORE]

One day pensions walk out a huge success in Coventry & beyond July 01, 2011
After successful one day pensions strike ... lets ALL strike together! One Day Public Sector Strike ... Next Step in Pensions Dispute Coventr... [MORE]

Nellist slams Miliband at Coventry strike rally July 01, 2011
Nellist slams Miliband at Coventry strike rally   Councillor Dave Nellist of the Socialist Party has slammed the leader of the Labour Party... [MORE]

Strike action to defend Royal Mail jobs June 23, 2011
Strike action to defend Royal Mail jobs A Coventry postal worker The Communication Workers Union (CWU) recently announced its intention to hold ... [MORE]

Comprehensive education under attack in Coventry June 23, 2011
Comprehensive education under attack Jane Nellist, Coventry NUT, personal capacity School students and teachers protest against academies ... [MORE]

Coventry Unison supports call for a General Strike June 22, 2011
Coventry Unison call for 24 hour public sector general strike Coventry District Unison with around 3000 members, has adopted a policy that calls on... [MORE]

Building support for 30th June in Leamington June 19, 2011
Socialist Party at Leamington Peace Festival The Socialist Party were at the Peace Festival in Leamington today, building support for the strike ac... [MORE]

Workers at the Council face increasing stress June 18, 2011
Stress on the increase at the Council Workers at the Council are facing increased 'stress, anxiety, and depression.' Read the full article in ou... [MORE]

Tax workers in second day of industrial action (includes pictures) June 08, 2011
Solid second day of industrial action at the HMRC in Coventry Workers at the Revenues and Customs office in Coventry took action again today agains... [MORE]

Message of support to striking Coventry teachers from Dave Nellist June 08, 2011
Statement from Cllr Dave Nellist to Teachers' Rally, June 8, 2011 I am sorry that I cannot be with you this morning as I'm currently off work fol... [MORE]

Tax workers in Coventry walk out June 07, 2011
50,000 tax office workers walk out Action has today taken place at tax offices all over the country, against what the Public and Commercial Service... [MORE]

Solid strike at Tile Hill Wood June 07, 2011
Crucial phase of campaign against Academies The campaign against Academies continues this week. The NUT and NASUWT members have been out on st... [MORE]

Socialist Party campaigners say 'stop the pensions robbery!' June 04, 2011
Save our pensions! Socialist Party members hit the streets today campaigning to save our pensions from the ConDems. We distributed about 500 leaf... [MORE]

No to cuts in Legal Aid! Report from Coventry protest June 03, 2011
Coventry protest against cuts in Legal Aid Up to 100 people attended a protest today in Coventry City Centre against the Condem cuts to Legal Aid. ... [MORE]

Unison members walk out as anti Academies campaign continues May 30, 2011
Unison members walk out as anti Academies campaign steps up the battle Last week saw the further escalation of the fight against Academies, with a ... [MORE]

Packed meeting pledges to continue fight against Academies May 26, 2011
Packed meeting pledges to continue fight against Academies! Around 90 people attended a packed meeting on Wednesday night to hear about the cam... [MORE]

Cuts in Walsgrave car parking charges not enough - 'the campaign goes on' May 23, 2011
Coventry Socialist Party campaigning against parking charges in January 2010 Bosses at Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospitals NHS Trust h... [MORE]

Coventry Socialists 'Battle for the NHS' May 21, 2011
Battle for the NHS! Socialist Party members were out campaigning in different areas of Coventry today to defend our National Health Service against... [MORE]

Strikes grow against Academies! May 17, 2011
Strikes in Coventry against Academies  Teachers at Tile Hill Woods secondary school (THW) in Coventry held their third strike on 13 May agains... [MORE]

Teachers to strike at Woodlands and Tile Hill Wood! May 12, 2011
Teachers to strike against Academies! Teachers are to strike tomorrow (Friday 13th May) at two Coventry schools against plans to turn them in to Ac... [MORE]

Socialist Party thanks voters for their support May 07, 2011
Socialist Party thanks voters for their support   The Socialist Party in Coventry would like to thank everyone who voted for our Socialist Al... [MORE]

Campaigning before and AFTER the election! May 07, 2011
Anti-cuts campaigning continues Socialist Party members were out in the city centre this morning campaigning against cuts, and the £2.7 mil... [MORE]

Socialists respond to survey from council trade unions May 04, 2011
Socialists respond to survey from Unison, GMB and Unite We recently received a survey from the trade unions of the National Joint Council, the ne... [MORE]

Vote Glen Watson in Radford May 01, 2011
In Radford - Vote Glen Watson, Socialist Alternative We are very happy to carry this article by Glen Watson, Socialist Alternative candidate for Ra... [MORE]

BATTLEFIELDS - Charterhouse residents win first stage of their fight to defend public land April 30, 2011
BATTLEFIELDS - CHARTERHOUSE RESIDENTS WIN FIRST STAGE OF THEIR FIGHT TO DEFEND PUBLIC LAND Socialist Party spoke to Dave Griffiths, Chair o... [MORE]

Workers Memorial Day in Coventry April 28, 2011
Workers Memorial Day in Coventry Remember the dead – fight for the living Thursday saw a very well attended Workers Memorial Day gathering... [MORE]

Youngest candidate speaks out April 27, 2011
Youngest candidate speaks out The website of Coventry Socialist Party was pleased to conduct this short interview with Dan Crowter, Socialist Alter... [MORE]

Socialist campaigning receives good response April 23, 2011
  Saturday saw another good day of campaigning for the Socialist Party in Coventry. There were campaign stalls in the city centre and Radfor... [MORE]

PCS members strike at Cofa Court April 19, 2011
Yesterday in Coventry members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) working in the call centre at Cofa Court took strike action aga... [MORE]

Angry residents pledge to defend Charterhouse Fields April 18, 2011
100 angry residents met on Thursday night (April 14th) to launch a new campaign to save the Charterhouse Fields in Coventry.  The Fields are th... [MORE]

Successful campaigning in Radford April 16, 2011
Successful campaign stall in Radford Socialist Party members ran a very successful campaign stall at Jubilee Crescent in Radford today. We coll... [MORE]

Vote Socialist to fight cuts April 14, 2011
Vote Socialist to fight the cuts The office of Coventry Connexions, the youth advice service, is boarded up. A wall of chipboard greets passers by.... [MORE]

Socialist Party to Contest Every Seat in May Elections! April 06, 2011
The Socialist Party is pleased to announce that it will be contesting all 18 wards in the local elections in Coventry. Our party will be the only p... [MORE]

Tile Hill Wood school says NO to academies April 06, 2011
Great stepping up of the industrial action at Tile Hill Wood School (THW) in Coventry against plans to turn the school into an academy. The teachers... [MORE]

Socialist Party continues campaign against the cuts April 03, 2011
One week after the half a million strong march against the cuts, members of Coventry Socialist Party were out on the streets continuing to build the... [MORE]

Nellist warns of "anguish" as housing cuts start to bite March 30, 2011
Cllr Dave Nellist (Socialist, St Michaels) has today warned of widespread anguish as Government changes to housing benefit come into force on Friday... [MORE]

500,000 March Against the Cuts March 27, 2011
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Join the national demonstration against cuts March 21, 2011
JOIN THE NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE CUTS By a Coventry Unison member Saturday 26th March is set to be a huge show of strength against the ... [MORE]

Coventry socialists show support for striking lecturers March 19, 2011
UCU lecturers across Coventry will be striking on Thursday 24th  March over attacks on their pensions, pay and job security by the ConDem Gover... [MORE]

Big Society on the Agenda March 18, 2011
A meeting of over 100 angry residents packed into Dunchurch Infants School, just outside Rugby, to hear the chair and local Liberal Democrat parish ... [MORE]

Coventry Socialist Party discusses Liverpool 1983-87: the council that fought Thatcher March 09, 2011
Come to the Coventry Socialist Party public meeting .................................. Liverpool 1983-87: the council that dared to fight Thatcher ... [MORE]

Fighting the cuts in Nuneaton March 06, 2011
Thursday the 3rd of March saw the formation of Nuneaton Against the cuts through a lively and open meeting at a community centre in the town. Nuneat... [MORE]

Day of protests against cuts in Coventry & Warwickshire February 19, 2011
Tuesday 15th February saw a heightened day of struggle for the anti-cuts movement in Coventry and Warwickshire.  The day kicked off with a pro... [MORE]

CWU Youth Conference Report February 15, 2011
The communication workers union (CWU) held its annual youth conference on the 12th February in Birmingham. Young workers from the all sections of th... [MORE]

Lobby Coventry City Council - Oppose ALL Cuts! February 07, 2011
Next Tuesday (15th February) Coventry City Council will vote on the deepest cuts in the city's history.  Socialist Party councillor Dave Nellis... [MORE]

Birmingham demo demands 'Keep the Post Public!' January 31, 2011
Around 350 people marched through Birmingham city centre last Saturday as the CWU's 'Keep the Post Public' campaign continued it's journey around th... [MORE]

Fire Fighters Look to Mount Challenge in Local Elections January 24, 2011
On the 18th January the general secretary of the FBU, Matt Wrack visited Rugby Fire Station as part of a trip round the West Midlands Region, to tal... [MORE]

Coventry student protests against EMA cuts January 20, 2011
Youth Fight for Jobs and Education in Coventry organised an EMA demo on Wednesday 19 January as MPs were debating scrapping the EMA. Around 60 stude... [MORE]

Royal Mail Not For Sale! January 16, 2011
Here we publish a report of the march organised by the Communication Worker’s Union (CWU) against Royal Mail privatisation. A group of Sociali... [MORE]

Socialists make a flying start to 2011 January 10, 2011
Socialist Party members hit the town centre on Saturday morning campaigning against the ConDem cut backs, particularly focusing on the scrapping of ... [MORE]

NSSN Bulletin No. 29 January 06, 2011
We reproduce below the latest bulletin from the National Shop Stewards Network, which publicises its anti-cuts conference later this month.  If... [MORE]

Happy New Year from the Socialist Party in Coventry January 01, 2011
Happy New Year from the Socialist Party in Coventry The Socialist Party in Coventry would like to wish a Happy New Year to the people of Coventry. ... [MORE]

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