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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. 

Tories’ last minute pay offer is another insult to NHS workers

21 July 2021
The Tories wants to cut NHS workers pay. They rushed out a 3 percent pay offer to health workers in England on Wednesday after a day of shambles and chaos.

St Mungo’s strike ends + Barry Gravediggers + Tower Hamlets council + Weetabix

19 July 2021
Strikes at housing charity St Mungo’s have been called off

Bexley bin workers battle Serco + Tower Hamlets + DVLA + Yodel

12 July 2021
Around 140 bin workers began two weeks of strikes on Monday in Bexley, south east London, on Monday.

Uber gives with one hand, takes away with the other

05 July 2021
Taxi service Uber has revealed that it will cut the pay of some of the workers that have been at the company for the longest.

Prepare now for NHS pay fight + Royal London hospital strike

28 June 2021
Health workers in England and Wales need to be ready to respond quickly to a new pay offer that could emerge in the next few days.

Keir Starmer woos union tops

08 June 2021
Union conference season is in full swing, so Labour leader Keir Starmer is schmoozing the bureaucrats

Labour right cheers GMB union result

08 June 2021
“Two down, one to go,” was how a Labour MP greeted the news last week that Gary Smith has been elected to lead the GMB union.

Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland

08 June 2021
Campaigners and health workers are set to come together on 3 July in ­protests that also celebrate the NHS’s 73 birthday.

Cab fight continues as union wins Uber deal

01 June 2021
Taxi service Uber has struck a union recognition deal with the GMB union.

Biomedical scientists + Jobcentre resistance +Abellio ScotRail + Encirc + Local Government

17 May 2021
Biomedical scientists who do Covid-19 testing at a Lancashire NHS trust are ramping up their industrial action.

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