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Unison union backs Scottish referendum

04 February 2020
The Unison union’s Scottish council has voted to support a second independence referendum at a time chosen by the Scottish parliament.

East London school takes action over academy selloff plan

28 January 2020
NEU union members at St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Newham, east London, struck for three days last week to stop the school being turned into an academy.

Services brought in-house after action hits Sirona

28 January 2020
In a welcome victory for the defence of public services, adult social care services are coming back into the control of the local council in Bath and North East Somerset.

Union leaders split over who should head Labour as candidates shift right

28 January 2020
Trade union leaders are split over who to back to be the Labour Party’s next leader and deputy leader.

Wildcat strike and upbeat student rally at Soas university in London

23 January 2020
Hundreds of students and workers protested at management attacks on staff and education

Cleaners win, but Birkbeck outsourcing fight isn’t over

21 January 2020
Cleaners at Birkbeck college in central London are celebrating after winning their battle to be directly employed by the university.

Union members at Soas call a walkout after ‘appalling’ attacks on workers

21 January 2020
A group of workers at Soas University of London are discussing action over bosses’ plans to impose serious attacks on staff. The plan will effectively put workers on casual contracts out of a job.

Schools and councils round-up: strikes over ‘bullying,’ academies and more

14 January 2020
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls in south east London resumed their strikes this week with a three-day walkout from Tuesday.

No to witchhunt of Kirklees Unison reps

14 January 2020
Four Unison union branch officers in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, remain suspended by their own union without knowing the charges against them.

Frimley health workers strike to stay with the NHS

17 December 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey were set to launch a three-day walkout against privatisation on Wednesday this week.

Health round up: ‘We’ll fight to stay in the NHS,’ say Frimley strikers

10 December 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey plan a fresh round of strikes against privatisation.

Reports round-up: Hackney drivers walk out, gritters vote for action and more

03 December 2019
Workers who grit roads in west Wales have voted to strike.

Strikers at St Mary’s have NHS privatisers on the run

03 December 2019
A series of strikes has forced NHS England bosses and multinationals onto the back foot over privatisation and outsourcing. Gabby Thorpe reports on the latest fight in west London

Health round up: North West strikers keep up fight for equal pay

26 November 2019
Hundreds of health workers in the north west of England began their fifth round of strikes for equal pay this week.

Hundreds of health workers strike against privatisation

19 November 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey began a two-day strike against privatisation on Monday.

Health round up: Strikes build against outsourcers in the NHS

05 November 2019
Two groups of outsourced health workers are stepping up their fight for equal pay.

Reports round-up: Success for UCL fightback and more

22 October 2019
Cleaners, security workers and caterers at University College London (UCL) have scored a victory.

Health workers round-up: NHS support staff stage defiant action

22 October 2019
Hundreds of health workers across the north west of England are holding firm against bosses’ plans to impose a new pay deal.

Steel workers march in Newport AND unions round up

15 October 2019
eCourier workers who are members of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), struck for two days from last Thursday.

Health service battles for equal pay justice

15 October 2019
Two groups of health workers in the north west of England are escalating their fight for equal pay.

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