Welsh News

Unison vows to fight £31m cuts by Carmarthenshire Plaid council

Carmarthenshire Unison branch has attacked the decision of Plaid-led Carmarthenshire County Council to impose £31 million cuts on the county. Mark Evans, secretary of the Carmarthenshire Unison, also slammed the sham consultation that Carmarthenshire and other councils are employing. Speaking to the Western Mail Evans said: “This is a sham consultation where most of the decisions have already been made ...

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Cardiff crack-down on homeless people

By Dave Reid In the last couple of years there has been a marked increase in the number of homeless people living and begging on the streets of Cardiff. Official figures indicate an increase of 7% sleeping rough in one year, but surrounding cities and towns report increases of 60-90% which appear more accurate. The sharp increase is in large ...

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Review: Labour – The Summer That Changed Everything

By Dave Reid Today it all appears to be sweetness and light in the Parliamentary Labour Party. The daily Blairite attacks on Corbyn appear to have receded and Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell seem to be believe that the PLP is behind them. But David Modell’s fly-on-the wall documentary that followed four candidates through the general election campaign earlier this ...

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Review: The Cherry Orchard (in 1982 Wales)

Welsh update of Chekhov an engrossing tale of 1980s class conflict By Scott Jones The Cherry Orchard is set in Pembrokeshire, Wales, in 1982. Yes, that’s right. It’s a modern retelling of the original written by Anton Chekhov just before the first Russian revolution in 1905. And it’s brilliant. Action revolves around an old manor house on the west Wales ...

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Anti-Austerity Rally in Haverforwest

By Dave Warren (Llanelli and West Wales Socialist Party) Haverfordwest is a small market town in South West Wales and in the marginal Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency of Tory MP and former Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb. On Saturday 14th October, Castle Square in the town centre was packed with around 300 people attending an anti-austerity rally organised by ...

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We’re Still Here

A Production by National Theatre Wales and Common Wealth The future of Port Talbot steelworks, the last big steel making plant in Wales is hanging by a hair.  A year ago owners Tata Steel  threatened to close the plant, throw six thousand workers out of work and destroy the only large employer in Port Talbot. Their main complaint was the ...

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ThyssenKrupp / Tata Steel Merger

Pensions, jobs and conditions cut but no guarantees for the future!  By Alec Thraves Whilst the signing of a ‘memorandum of understanding’ between Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp was given a ‘cautious’ welcome by steel union leaders, there is still massive uncertainty over the future of the Port Talbot plant and others across the UK and Europe who will make up the ...

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Carmarthenshire union leader slams Welsh Labour and Plaid cuts

The secretary of Carmarthenshire Unison has hit out at cuts being carried out by Labour and Plaid politicians while claiming to be anti-austerity. In a letter to the Western Mail Mark Evans takes up the claims of politicians from both parties referred to in an article by Martin Shipton. We republish the full article below. The abridged letter published in ...

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