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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

Durham TAs' strikes force council into retreat—but union officials call off action

06 December 2016
Durham teaching assistants (TAs) have forced council bosses to retreat. But a chance for a clear cut victory was snatched away from them by union officials.

Glasgow IT workers fear strike busters will undermine action against Labour council

06 December 2016
Evidence of illegal strike-breaking has emerged amid an IT workers’ walkout, reports Raymie Kiernan

Durham County Council climbs down over teaching assistant contracts—but threat of sack not withdrawn

30 November 2016
Durham County Council announced today, Wednesday, it will not fire around 2,000 teaching assistants on 31 December and rehire them on worse contracts the next day.

'We won't be bullied'—meet the women standing up to Labour in County Durham

29 November 2016
County Durham teaching assistants are battling against the odds—and pushing their union officials—to take the fight to a Labour council trying to slash their pay. Raymie Kiernan spoke to the women leading the fight

Arcadia distribution walkout hits 'cyber Monday' as workers strike in Solihull

29 November 2016
Arcadia distribution workers in Solihull struck on Monday—one of the year’s busiest online shopping days.

NHS victory in Nottingham hits privateers Carillion

29 November 2016
Campaigners fighting to defend the NHS across Britain can take heart from a victory against outsourcing giant Carillion in Nottingham last week.

Reports round-up: Nazi hardcore drowned out by Bolton anti-fascists

29 November 2016
Over 200 anti-fascists outnumbered up to 80 Nazis from National Action and English Defence League splinter groups in Bolton last Saturday.

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