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NHS in deep crisis as Covid-19 cases allowed to spread unchecked

24 October 2021
Health workers say services are already in a 'terrible place', and a cancer nurse describes a service beyond breaking point

Workers are demanding improved menopause policy

24 October 2021
Women often feel alone and ignored in their workplaces but now some trade unions are fighting back. Isabel Ringrose talks to workers about what could be done

It’s right to strike during the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow

18 October 2021
Groups of workers are preparing to strike in Glasgow during the Cop26 international climate ­conference. They are right to do so.

Derbyshire Dales and Brighton: bin workers refuse to be treated like rubbish

18 October 2021
“We are not just arms and legs, we’re not ten a penny” were some of the chants ringing out on the foggy picket line at the Serco Derbyshire Dales refuse depot.

City Clean strike piles up rubbish in Brighton

11 October 2021
A Green council's attacks are facing strong resistance

A picture of resistance as University of the Arts London cleaners draw the line over outsourcing

01 October 2021
Outsourced cleaners at the University of the Arts London (UAL) rounded off a week-long strike with lively picket lines on Friday.

Round-up: GKN + Uber + UAL cleaners + GOSH + Royal Mail Llanelli

27 September 2021
Strikes at the GKN Automotive factory in Birmingham have been suspended. The workers were due to begin strikes on Monday against plans of parent company Melrose GKN to close the factory.

Letters—Starmer will snatch influence away from Labour members

27 September 2021

Stand with Paul Holmes + Glasgow protest + Uber strike

20 September 2021
Paul’s bosses at Kirklees council suspended him in November 2019.

TUC union conference—we need a fightback

14 September 2021
The TUC union federation congress this week heard plenty of denunciations of the government, but very little sign of a serious fightback.

Round-up: Serco Sandwell, Weetabix, G4S, Alpha, Skanska victimisation, and more

13 September 2021
 Disputes involving members of the GMB, Unite, IWGB and UCU unions

Scottish council workers closer to a strike

06 September 2021
Scottish GMB union members in local government have moved closer to industrial action.

Strike vote result coming at the DVLA + Sainsbury’s lorry drivers + Westminster parking wardens

30 August 2021
Workers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea have been voting on whether to continue their strikes.

Solid strikes carpet bosses at floor maker + reports round-up

24 August 2021
Workers at Polyflor, in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, have won a much improved pay offer after a series of strikes.

Vote for pay fight in the NHS and councils

24 August 2021
Workers across the public sector should unite against the Tories

Polyflor workers show they are no walk over

09 August 2021
Workers who make vinyl floorcoverings at the Polyflor company in Manchester were set to strike for two days on Wednesday and Thursday this week over pay.

Health workers say ‘strikes are only way’ to protect the NHS

08 August 2021
Furious health workers in England are readying themselves for industrial action as more unions ballot over the Tories’ meagre 3 percent pay rise.

Thousands of NHS staff begin voting on action over pay

03 August 2021
Thousands of health ­workers received online ballot papers this week asking them if they are ­prepared to take industrial action over pay.

Three groups of strikers take fight to multinational outsourcer Serco  

27 July 2021
Bin workers in Bexley, south east London, have extended their strikes over pay and cuts.

Former British Gas workers angry at GMB union for ‘rolling over’ as dispute ends

22 July 2021
The GMB union has declared the British Gas dispute, which involved up to 7,000 workers, over after negotiations led to some small improvements in terms and conditions. 

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