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'Labour has stabbed us in the back'—Durham teaching assistants resist cuts

07 June 2016
Teaching assistants face vicious attacks at the hands of Labour councils. Raymie Kiernan talks to workers who are refusing to take it lying down

Workers’ resolve forces Glasgow Labour council bosses to back off

24 May 2016
Bosses at Labour-run Glasgow City Council suffered a major embarassment last week as they were forced to reinstate public holidays they scrapped for council workers. The council claimed “significant progress delivering budget savings” meant it no longer planned to convert six public holidays into annual leave.

Do we have to make warships to save jobs?

10 May 2016
As hundreds of jobs building navy frigates in Glasgow could go, and union leaders argue for renewing Trident nukes, what's the alternative to making weapons of war?

Construction bosses pay millions to settle blacklist case

09 May 2016
A group of blacklisted workers has won millions of pounds in compensation from eight construction firms.

Workers Memorial Day event in London

29 April 2016
Workers' Memorial Day was marked with a number of vigils and rallies on Thursday 28 April. The same day saw a 60 year old worker killed on the new Forth Bridge construction site.

Reports round-up

26 April 2016
Essex firefighters protest over cuts | Strike as mustard action hots up | Scaffolders build a wage parity fight | Drivers could stop sites | Buyout could save Butterfields homes

Revolt against council cuts looms in Glasgow

05 April 2016
Glasgow City Unison union is consulting 4,000 members for industrial action over the Labour-run council’s £130 million two-year cuts plan. The ballot ends on 26 April.

Port Talbot protesters demand nationalisation to save steel jobs

05 April 2016
Trade unionists, campaigners and residents rallied in Port Talbot, South Wales, demanding that the town's steel works is nationalised, today, Saturday. The 60-strong protest came after a Tata Steel company insider told the bosses' Financial Times newspaper that bosses "are now going to shut it down."

Joint action on the cards at Glasgow City Council

30 March 2016
Over 6,000 trade union members working for Glasgow City Council are balloting for strikes against the latest cuts driven through by the Labour-run administration.

South London hospital workers strike for £10 an hour

21 March 2016
Workers demand a real living wage from outsourcing giant Aramark

Reports round-up

08 March 2016
Socialists, activists and asylum seekers in Huddersfield staged a protest vigil against the Tories’ Immigration Bill on Thursday of last week.

Protest in Cardiff says no to Tories' Trade Union Bill

08 March 2016
Around 500 people protested against the Tories’ Trade Union Bill in Cardiff last Saturday.

Unison union strikers operate in this area

01 March 2016
Glasgow CCTV workers were set to strike for 48 hours this weekend in a battle over unsocial hours pay.

Industrial round-up

01 March 2016
Mushin Ahmed’s killers found guilty | Stormy weather ahead for Met Office bosses | Firefighters turn the heat up on bosses | Co-op truck drivers balloted for strikes | GMB union sounds the alarm in Sussex | Reinstate RMT union rep Glen Hart

Tory budget cuts pose a challenge to unions

01 March 2016
Tory chancellor George Osborne’s lies about the economy are falling apart.

GMB council of war helps Labour right rally against Jeremy Corbyn over Trident

26 February 2016
Over 50 GMB union delegates from the defence industry gathered in Newcastle yesterday, Thursday, to discuss Trident renewal.

Reports round-up

23 February 2016
Protest against Gatwick oil drilling | Storms brewing over Met Office pay row | Network Rail stations for sale | Radical Independence Campaign conference | Shepton Mallet cider workers lobby MPs | Action for Children charity workers back pay strike | Defend Rotherham anti-Nazis | Bedroom tax worse than predicted | Firefighters' dispute hots up in South Yorkshire | West Midlands FBU launch industrial action | United Utilities workers strike

Trident—the jobs destroyer

23 February 2016
Thousands will march this Saturday to oppose the renewal of Trident. But Tories and some union leaders and Labour MPs say scrapping nukes means scrapping jobs too. Dave Sewell insists they’re wrong

The Tories' attack on junior doctors - a threat to every worker and a fight for us all

16 February 2016
The Tories have declared war—the unions have to win it.

Masked workers protest in oil city Aberdeen for safety offshore

09 February 2016
Rank and file offshore workers staged a day of protest in Aberdeen today, Tuesday, over job losses and bosses’ attacks on workers’ terms and conditions

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