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Unions back the fight against council’s cuts to South Yorkshire Women’s Aid

Unions back the fight against council’s cuts to South Yorkshire Women’s Aid Also: Equal pay fight in Glasgow | Child services to be slashed in Bradford

Reports round-up: Capita workers strike to defend pensions

Reports round-up: Capita workers strike to defend pensions Also: Living Wage Week action at Picturehouse | Hospital porters in Exeter and cleaners at Manchester Airports prepare to strike | Fascist Britain First in Bromley and Burslem | BAE reps rally over jobs | Mend hosts Trojan Horse meeting | UCU Left debates beating the pay cap

Hundreds demonstrate against the pay cap

Hundreds demonstrate against the pay cap Anger against the Tories' 1 percent public sector pay cap was on the streets of central London on Tuesday night.

It's right to fight over pay - join the TUC lobby on Tuesday

Its right to fight over pay - join the TUC lobby on Tuesday The Tories are trying to diffuse the anger against their 1 percent public sector cap which has cut workers’ pay by almost a fifth since 2010 after price rises are taken into account.

Unions launch ballots to fight the Tories’ pay cap

Unions launch ballots to fight the Tories’ pay cap Up to 2,000 people marched against the public sector pay cap in Edinburgh last Saturday.

New pay offer is not what the Durham teaching assistants deserve

New pay offer is not what the Durham teaching assistants deserve Durham Council is hoping to end the Durham teaching assistants (TAs) dispute with a “new” pay offer.

Unions’ pay claims put pressure on the Tories to give rises

19 September 2017
Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to lift the public sector pay cap with a new poll showing that 62 percent of people want it scrapped.

Scottish councils’ equal pay delay shame

19 September 2017
Some 250 workers lobbied Glasgow City Council on Thursday of last week demanding they comply with equal pay legislation.

Durham councillors make insulting “final offer” to teaching assistants

19 September 2017
Teaching assistants (TAs) in County Durham are furious at their Labour-run council’s latest attempt to settle a dispute over pay.

Theresa May suffers humiliation in pay cap vote—unions must go on the offensive

13 September 2017
Tory prime minister Theresa May has suffered a humiliating blow over the public sector pay cap. 

Bin workers strike again in Birmingham after council betrayal

01 September 2017
Birmingham bin workers returned to the picket line at short notice this morning, Friday, after the council reneged on a deal

Glasgow council janitors sweep to victory after long fight for ‘dirty money’

14 August 2017
Glasgow janitors have won their long-running pay battle against the city council. The Unison union members voted by 90 percent on Monday to accept a new deal equivalent to a 6 percent pay rise.

Low paid university workers provide a lesson for the whole labour movement

09 August 2017
If anyone is unsure what low paid, largely migrant workers can achieve when their union supports them, look no further than our inspirational fight at Soas—the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Overwork in children’s services

01 August 2017
Ofsted inspectors said that Kirklees council in West Yorkshire Children’s Services staff are “not able to complete all the tasks needed to support children and families effectively”.

Big care firms grab a subsidy from the Tories while workers get paid peanuts

01 August 2017
The Tory government confirmed it will “temporarily suspend” enforcement of minimum wage rules for big care firms last week, following corporate lobbying. And it has potentially handed them a huge subsidy.

Children’s services strike takes on bullying council bosses in Kirklees

11 July 2017
Workers in Children’s Services social work teams at Kirklees council, west Yorkshire, struck for two days last week. They have multiple grievances with the Labour-run authority.

Durham TAs reject rotten deal

11 July 2017
Teaching assistants (TAs) have rejected the latest offer from Labour-run Durham County Council.

Reports round up: nurses demand higher pay

27 June 2017
 

Unison conference—members want less talk and more action from Dave Prentis

27 June 2017
Since his re-election as Unison general secretary in December 2015 Dave Prentis’ leadership has been rocked by scandal and former allies now challenge his leadership.

Durham teaching assistants ‘will not be divided by dodgy deal’

27 June 2017
Teaching assistants (TAs) across County Durham are gearing up to reject a deal cooked up by the Labour-run council and union officials.

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