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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.

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.

Durham TAs demand better from their Unison union and Labour council

27 June 2017
Councillors in County Durham backed a proposal to make a fresh offer to teaching assistants (TAs) yesterday, Wednesday.

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.

Social workers at Kirklees council plan a two-day strike against outsourcing

27 June 2017
Social workers at Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Reports round-up: Angry protest as Ritzy cinema sacks trade union reps

20 June 2017
Also: Women's march to take on DUP, fascists face opposition in three cities, Mears housing workers fight for pay parity, strikes called at Atomic Weapons Establishment and Kirklees social work, Birmingham bin workers vote for action

Grenfell Tower is a ‘crime scene,’ says Unison union

20 June 2017
Grenfell is an issue that affects the whole working class

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