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Birmingham home care workers strike for jobs, the service and against brutal shift changes

20 January 2018
Hundreds of striking home care workers marched through snow in Birmingham declaring they would fight to defend the service they provide.

Hundreds of Birmingham care workers set to strike over cuts and rotas

16 January 2018
Hundreds of vital workers in Birmingham are striking to save a home care service from cuts.

Bradford protesters say no to children's services cuts

12 December 2017
The People's Assembly and members of the Unite and Unison unions came together to defend services

New moves in the public sector pay battle

12 December 2017
Local government employers have offered Unison, GMB and Unite union members in England and Wales a below-inflation 2 percent pay offer for each of the next two years.

It will take action to win on pay

05 December 2017
Local government employers have offered a million council workers in England and Wales a 2 percent “rise” for each of the next two years

Reports round-up: Get a move on over equal pay, Glasgow council

05 December 2017
Also: Sellafield | Virgin trains | Kingsmill bakery | Quality Line buses | Kent buses | Medway Maritime Hospital | Picturehouse | Protest against Mariano Rajoy's visit | STUC takes on Scottish budget | Darlington Newsquest | Blacklisting

Jeremy Hunt plans new NHS pay attack—time for unions to take a stand

29 November 2017
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt wants to steam roll through an assault on hundreds of thousands of NHS workers’ pay.

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

31 October 2017
Also: Equal pay fight in Glasgow | Child services to be slashed in Bradford

Reports round-up: Capita workers strike to defend pensions

31 October 2017
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

18 October 2017
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

15 October 2017
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

10 October 2017
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

03 October 2017
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.

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