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Local government round up: Birmingham care workers fight on, bins strike paused

Local government round up: Birmingham care workers fight on, bins strike paused Care workers in Birmingham are keeping up the fight for their jobs and the service with strikes set for this week.

United strike is just the ticket in traffic wardens’ fight for sick pay

United strike is just the ticket in traffic wardens’ fight for sick pay GMB union members at Tory-run Westminster and Wandsworth councils began a 48-hour strike for sick pay on Wednesday. And they plan a further two-day strike from Thursday of next week.

Birmingham bins strike sees strong fightback and solidarity

Birmingham bins strike sees strong fightback and solidarity Bin workers in Birmingham have staged two powerful strikes over discrimination by council management.

Fights against outsourcing bosses

Fights against outsourcing bosses A national day of action has been called on 26 February against outsourcing.

Reports round up: Civil service workers could ballot for national strikes

05 February 2019
Food workers declared victory last week as bosses backed off from threats about public holiday working.

Outsourced workers fight to win sick pay at Kingston Hospital

05 February 2019
Hundreds of outsourced health workers in south west London are demanding that multinational ISS gives them sick pay.

Solid strike in Camden as traffic wardens fight NSL outsourcers over pay

05 February 2019
Strikers in Camden are “fully determined to fight and achieve what we deserve” in their pay battle against ­outsourcing giant NSL.

‘The company treats us like dogs,’ say striking Wandsworth traffic wardens

31 January 2019
GMB union members in the Tory-run south London borough began their second 48-hour strike for sick pay on Thursday

Wandsworth traffic wardens aren’t waiting to act over sick pay

24 January 2019
GMB union members in the Tory-run borough began a 48-hour strike on Thursday.

Unions declare victory in Glasgow equal pay fight

18 January 2019
Trade unions are claiming victory in the equal pay fight negotiations at Glasgow City Council.

Don’t trust shipyard bosses to save jobs at Cammell Laird

11 December 2018
The Unite and GMB unions suspended a programme of rolling walkouts at Cammell Laird shipyard after bosses agreed to delay job cuts.

Santa hats, solidarity and strike against academy at John Roan school

11 December 2018
Striking GMB union members were joined by NEU union members who refused to cross their picket line.

Cammell Laird shipyard strike has bosses reeling

30 November 2018
A series of strikes by shipyard workers in Birkenhead has won widespread support—and has the potential to push back bosses’ job cuts

Teachers refuse to cross picket line as school workers strike against academisation

29 November 2018
GMB union members at The John Roan school in Greenwich, south east London, struck against a plan to turn the school into an academy

Protests at five sites over ‘inhuman’ work conditions

27 November 2018
GMB union members and officials held Black Friday protests at five Amazon warehouses last week against the stress and pressure at the company’s warehouses

GMB backs off from DPD couriers strike

27 November 2018
Delivery firm DPD has used legal threats to push the GMB union away from a strike

Cammell Laird workers’ walkout wins solidarity

26 November 2018
Workers at Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead launched a ten-week programme of rolling strikes on Monday

The women that make Glasgow are striking back

26 October 2018
Working class women make Glasgow. That’s the message last week’s stunning 48-hour strike sent out as Glasgow City Council (GCC) services ground to a halt.

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