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Reports round-up

04 April 2017
BMW workers are gearing up for a pensions fight, workers are rallying over civil service pay, Lambeth libraries are facing attacks and Unison union NEC voting opens

Durham teaching assistants march, and are determined to win

28 March 2017
1,000 teaching assistants and their supporters took to the streets. They are furious at the Labour council that threatens huge pay cuts.

Fighting back pays out in Swansea

21 March 2017
Health workers at three hospitals in South Wales have forced a pay rise of up to £1,900 from bosses after a one-day walkout in January.

Reports round up: More cinemas join Picturehouse dispute

21 March 2017
Workers across the Picturehouse cinema chain struck last Saturday.

Durham and Derby TA's won't be beaten

14 March 2017
TA's are still going strong

Tens of thousands strong NHS demo shows Tory cuts can be beaten

07 March 2017
Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports from last Saturday’s huge NHS march and argues that Tory cuts can be beaten

Assist the teaching workers in their fight

07 March 2017
The Labour Party leader of Derby City Council was booed and jeered by angry parents of children with special educational needs last week.

Senior Unison officials accused of 'deceit' and 'subterfuge' during general secretary election, hearing told

07 March 2017
Did former Unison Greater London union regional secretary Linda Perks hijack an official union meeting to influence an election?

Teaching assistants keep up action against pay cuts in Derby and Durham

21 February 2017
Also: will the SNP satisfy Glasgow council strikers?

Reports round-up: sacked porter reinstated as workers bite back

21 February 2017
Also: New DHL Arcadia warehouse walkout | UCU election | Unison women's conference | Fascist EDL returns to Rotherham | Tube strike over jobs displacement | Teaching unions ballot on merger | Protest premieres in Leicester Square | Dpac defends care packages in Southampton

Striking teaching assistants besiege Derby council to overturn huge pay cut

31 January 2017
Around 150 teaching assistants (TAs) descended on Derby Council’s head office on Tuesday blowing whistles, ringing bells and waving flags and placards.

Surgical strikers say low pay won’t cut it

31 January 2017
The workers who disinfect and sterilise surgical instruments at three south Wales hospitals struck on Wednesday of last week.

NHS workers oppose Tory clampdown on migrants

31 January 2017
Trade unionists in the NHS are building the anti-racist movement in response to new attacks on migrants who receive health care.

Striking cleaners take on KCL bosses

26 January 2017
Cleaners at Kings College London (KCL) began a 48-hour strike today, Thursday, in response to massive workloads and understaffing.

Labour council threatens to use Tory law against strikers

17 January 2017
A Labour-led council is threatening to use the Tory anti-union laws against a group of its own workers in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

Reports round-up: Nazis have a wet weekend in Maidstone

10 January 2017
Also: Unions go nuclear in pensions fight | Post union must stand firm on pensions | Shutdown at Fujitsu Manchester | Picturehouse strikes again? | Racist Ukip isn’t welcome in Bolton | Councils face fury over latest cuts | Support the left in lecturers’ union | Protest called for trans prisoners | Socialist Worker appeal breaks target

Teaching assistants walk out in Derby

10 January 2017
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Derby struck for two days last week in their battle to reverse pay cuts.

Glasgow council strikers carry the fight into the new year

03 January 2017
Glasgow council workers were set to continue strikes against privatisation on Thursday.

Kinsley 3 school cleaners sacked after resisting attacks on pay

03 January 2017
Three cleaners at Kinsley primary school in Barnsley were sacked just before Christmas by their private employer, Barnsley-based company C&D Cleaning.

Did 'Team Dave' break the rules to get Prentis re-elected Unison general secretary?

03 January 2017
Raymie Kiernan writes on an investigation into alleged malpractice in the Unison union leader’s election

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