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Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe

Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe Matt, a Unison union rep in Tower Hamlets, says, "There’s contempt for managers that kept facilities open despite the threat to the health of the staff.”

Labour and union chiefs fail coronavirus test

Labour and union chiefs fail coronavirus test The crisis caused by coronavirus is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths. One remarkable feature is how often the Labour Party agrees with the right wing Tory government.

Local government round up: Success for battling Bexley bin workers

Local government round up: Success for battling Bexley bin workers Bin workers in south east London won health and safety demands over coronavirus after a walkout on Wednesday of last week.

Walkout at ten south London libraries over coronavirus safety

Walkout at ten south London libraries over coronavirus safety Lambeth library workers said they were angry at managers' lack of action

Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike

Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

‘We are not with you’, Wigan charity strikers tell the bosses

03 March 2020
Privatised health workers in Wigan and Leigh have launched a fresh round of strikes in their long-running fight for NHS rates of pay.

Strike for rewards in Tower Hamlets council and schools

25 February 2020
Tower Hamlets council workers in east London have backed strikes against a series of attacks on their pay, terms and conditions.

Workers in Tower Hamlets fight Labour council’s plan for cuts

18 February 2020
Workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are redoubling their efforts to fight back against a Labour council determined to carry out brutal attacks

Stand Up To Racism conference calls for action in the workplace

09 February 2020
Up to 250 trade unionists and campaigners rallied against racism in Central London on Saturday.

Reports round-up—Ealing tax office, Harrods ballot, RSPCA workers and more

04 February 2020
Trade unionists rallied in solidarity with workers at a west London tax office last week. PCS union members at the HMRC office in Ealing picketed against its closure at the start of a half-day strike last Thursday and stayed out for a full day on Friday.

Unison union backs Scottish referendum

04 February 2020
The Unison union’s Scottish council has voted to support a second independence referendum at a time chosen by the Scottish parliament.

East London school takes action over academy selloff plan

28 January 2020
NEU union members at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Newham, east London, struck for three days last week to stop the school being turned into an academy.

Services brought in-house after action hits Sirona

28 January 2020
In a welcome victory for the defence of public services, adult social care services are coming back into the control of the local council in Bath and North East Somerset.

Wildcat strike and upbeat student rally at Soas university in London

23 January 2020
Hundreds of students and workers protested at management attacks on staff and education

Cleaners win, but Birkbeck outsourcing fight isn’t over

21 January 2020
Cleaners at Birkbeck college in central London are celebrating after winning their battle to be directly employed by the university.

Union members at Soas call a walkout after ‘appalling’ attacks on workers

21 January 2020
A group of workers at Soas University of London are discussing action over bosses’ plans to impose serious attacks on staff. The plan will effectively put workers on casual contracts out of a job.

Schools and councils round-up: strikes over ‘bullying,’ academies and more

14 January 2020
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls in south east London resumed their strikes this week with a three-day walkout from Tuesday.

No to witchhunt of Kirklees Unison reps

14 January 2020
Four Unison union branch officers in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, remain suspended by their own union without knowing the charges against them.

Frimley health workers strike to stay with the NHS

17 December 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey were set to launch a three-day walkout against privatisation on Wednesday this week.

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