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Unions will need to fight to beat the pay cap

20 June 2017
Unions representing more than 1.6 million local government workers are demanding a 5 percent pay rise to break the Tory public sector pay cap.

Tension at the Unison conference

20 June 2017
Thousands of public sector workers met in Brighton this week at the national and sector conferences of Britain's largest union, Unison.

Three largest unions demand pay rise for local government workers

20 June 2017
Unions representing more than 1.6 million local government workers are calling for a pay rise to break the Tory public sector pay cap.

Council workers’ strike vote crashes into new anti-union law

06 June 2017
Local government workers in Scotland have voted by a clear majority to strike to force council chiefs to improve their latest pay offer but there are no plans for action.

It’s right to fight the Tories as ‘Big School Assembly’ against cuts draws huge crowd

30 May 2017
More than 1,000 people gathered in Mile End Park in east London this evening, Wednesday, in a fantastic show of opposition to school funding cuts.

Reports round up: Union officials block strike by Kirklees social workers

30 May 2017
Unison officials block social workers' strikes in Kirklees | Rail strike suspended |Glass workers fight over pay | plus more

'Swaggering' union officials 'interfered' in Unison leadership election, report finds

30 May 2017
There should be no rerun of the Unison union’s 2015 general secretary election that saw Dave Prentis re-elected for a fourth term despite numerous flaws. That was the Assistant Certification Officer (ACO) Mary Stacey ruling this week.

Scottish TUC leader says, ‘Learn from the lecturers and fight back on pay’

24 May 2017
Scottish TUC deputy general secretary Dave Moxham's call to “challenge the public sector pay freeze” comes as 70,000 council workers ballot for strikes over pay

Reports round-up

23 May 2017
Around 50 anti-fascists turned out in Brighton to see off French Front National candidate Tony Thommes.

Southend protest against NHS cuts

23 May 2017
Up to 1,000 protested last Saturday in Southend against Tory plans to cut the local A&E.

Royal College of Nursing announces a "summer of protest" over public sector pay cap

16 May 2017
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announces a “summer of protest” over the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap.

Reports round-up: London Bridge 3 dispute to spread across Tube

09 May 2017
Also: Bectu conference | DHL pay victory | EHRC cuts strike dates | Scottish councils pay ballot | Abortion demo in Birmingham | March remembers mining disaster in Barnsley

Unison health conference delegates say - action needed now to defend the NHS

25 April 2017
The union leadership’s failure to produce enough resistance to the Tory assault on the NHS defined Unison’s health conference in Liverpool this week.

Social care will collapse unless our unions fight back against the Tories' cuts

18 April 2017
As cuts create a massice social care crisis, care workers told Raymie Kiernan the Unison union election is chance to build resistance

'We need to take fight to the Tories', leading Unison union health worker speaks out

13 April 2017
We talk about how terrible the crisis in the NHS and social care is, but it’s significantly worse now than it has ever been.

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.

Reports round up: More cinemas join Picturehouse dispute

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

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.

Durham and Derby TA's won't be beaten

14 March 2017
TA's are still going strong

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