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Step up solidarity as Tower Hamlets strikers prepare for more action

Step up solidarity as Tower Hamlets strikers prepare for more action More strikes are likely next week in this important dispute

Tower Hamlets workers strike as Labour council forces through attack on contracts

Tower Hamlets workers strike as Labour council forces through attack on contracts Tower Hamlets council workers vowed to keep up the fight as the Labour-run council sacked and rehired them on worse contracts

Striking Tower Hamlets council workers launch fightback over contracts

Striking Tower Hamlets council workers launch fightback over contracts Hundreds of council workers walked out against the Labour-run local authority’s “betrayal of key workers” during coronavirus

Tower Hamlets strike defies Labour council

Tower Hamlets strike defies Labour council Thousands of council workers in Tower Hamlets are preparing to strike against vicious attacks on their pay, terms and ­conditions this week. 

Unison grows + BT crisis + RSPCA cuts + School safety + Curtain falls on jobs

Unison grows + BT crisis + RSPCA cuts + School safety + Curtain falls on jobs The Unison union says it has seen a surge in membership with more than 90,000 people signing up ​this year.

Reject local government pay offer and raise anti-racist solidarity

Reject local government pay offer and raise anti-racist solidarity Consultation with Unison union members on a 2.75 percent pay offer to local government workers in England and Wales is underway.

Tower Hamlets strikes called + Reject pay deal + Councils in cash crisis

16 June 2020
Unison union members are set to strike on 3, 6, 7, 14, 15 and 16 July.

SNP claps NHS workers but won’t pay them extra

16 June 2020
NHS workers are angry that the Scottish government has refused to reopen talks over pay.

Workplace round up: Ark Globe Academy walkout + Homerton outsourcing dispute

09 June 2020
Cleaners at Ark Globe Academy in south London walked out on a wildcat strike on Thursday last week.

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

01 June 2020
In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

Huge meetings of parents boost fight against unsafe schools opening

22 May 2020
Over 580 people joined a meeting in Redbridge, 185 in Coventry and 140 in Hackney

Action is needed to win council workers’ pay rise +Merthyr victory + Dundee carers

21 April 2020
Local government employers in England and Wales last week offered just a 2.75 percent pay rise for over a million workers for 2020-21.

Health unions’ call for minute’s silence should be used to mobilise against Tories

20 April 2020
Unison, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives have organised a national minute’s silence for 11am on Tuesday 28 April.

Tower Hamlets council retreats—for the moment

14 April 2020
in a dramatic move, the Labour council said it would suspend its attacks on workers until June.

Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe

26 March 2020
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

24 March 2020
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

24 March 2020
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

20 March 2020
Lambeth library workers said they were angry at managers' lack of action

Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike

17 March 2020
around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Reports round up: UEL university cleaners fight for dignity at work

03 March 2020
UEL cleaners fight for dignity at work

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