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Reports round up

21 April 2015
Edinburgh museums strike; Sellafield workers vote to strike; packaging strike suspended; Catching History on the Wing conference; Barking bins dispute

East London refuse workers oppose pay cuts

07 April 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, struck for two days from Tuesday of this week against council bosses’ plans to slash their pay by £1,000 a year.

Offshore oil workers vote to ballot for action over job losses

31 March 2015
Unite union members covered by the Offshore Contractors Agreement have voted by 93.5 percent to hold a ballot for industrial action.

Reports round-up

24 March 2015
East Sussex refuse strikes called off | Vigil against plans to shut down Dagenham Civic Centre | Anniversary event for Justice4Bolton | Meeting debates Ukraine and Nato | Appeal date set for cleaners' rep Clara Osagiede | Arrest as Blacklist activists target bosses

‘Academies suck’ say Lewisham campaigners—now let’s escalate the action

24 March 2015
Workers in the NUT, NASUWT and GMB unions at three south east London schools began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

Strike threat for North Sea oil bosses

24 March 2015
Thousands of offshore workers in the North Sea oil and gas industry could soon be drilling into the bosses’ profits. 

Striking refuse lorry drivers say, 'We've just got to take a stand'

24 March 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about their fight to defend a public service from the cuts and the local council’s plans to slash their wages

Unions ballot at Tata Steel

17 March 2015
The Unite, GMB and Community unions are set to ballot their members working for steel giant Tata Steel over bosses’ attacks on their pensions. 

Northern Ireland strike hits back at deal

17 March 2015
Tens of thousands of public sector workers across Northern Ireland took part in the biggest one-day strike there in years on Friday of last week.  

Care jobs threat in Glasgow

17 March 2015
Labour-run Glasgow City Council wants to axe 350 home carers. It plans to force 1,600 workers onto new shift patterns, which would break working regulations.

‘We are going to win our academies battle’ say Lewisham strikers

10 March 2015
Also: Four day strike called at Barnsley College; ballot against sackings at University of Salford

Refuse strike on the cards in Barking and Dagenham

10 March 2015
Refuse workers in the GMB union at Barking and Dagenham council could strike if the council refuses to reverse cuts. 

As unions vote to accept NHS pay deal many workers will be worse off

04 March 2015
Members of the largest health workers’ union, Unison, have voted by two thirds to accept a pay offer put to them after union leaders wrongly called off strikes last month. The turnout was 17 percent.

Education reports round-up

03 March 2015
Campaign against academies in Lewisham grows as schools set to strike, Barnsley College votes to escalate strikes and outrage over adult education cuts

Health trusts in financial crisis

24 February 2015
Top bosses at Barts Health NHS Trust in east London resigned last week amid a growing financial crisis. Chief executive Peter Morris and chief nurse Kay Riley went a fortnight after it reported a £93 million budget deficit. 

Reports round-up

10 February 2015
Cleaners’ Bafta pay demo for living wage | M25 workers go for weekly walkouts | ITV action could hit election coverage | Brighton bins get set to walk again | Strike ballot at East Sussex waste firm

Tory reforms ‘damaged’ the NHS says health charity

10 February 2015
A new report by the Kings Fund health charity has damned the Tories’ NHS reforms in England.

Don’t let shoddy offer stop the fight to save the NHS

03 February 2015
Unions were wrong to call off the health strikes but activists say there is still time to resist, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Frustration as unions call off health strikes

27 January 2015
Many health workers in England are frustrated that unions have called off strikes planned for this Thursday and next month.

Keep up the fight to save the NHS

27 January 2015
Half a million health workers were set to strike this Thursday, 29 January, but union leaders were set to call it off writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

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