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Solid picket lines as Camden traffic wardens launch two-week strike

06 December 2018
Traffic wardens in Camden launched a two-week strike on Thursday as part of their fight against low pay.

Strikes save jobs at Ladywood Primary School in Grimethorpe

04 December 2018
Workers at Ladywood Primary school in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, were overjoyed to hear last week that management had backed down from sacking nine dinner ladies at Christmas.

Camden traffic wardens prepare to strike for better pay

04 December 2018
Camden traffic wardens were preparing to return to the picket lines this week.

Birmingham care workers can strike a blow against council cuts

27 November 2018
Care workers in Birmingham are keeping up their fight against brutal council cuts.

Grimethorpe dinner ladies won’t give in

27 November 2018
Dinner Ladies and teaching assistants at Ladywood Primary School in Grimethorpe, Barnsley, remain determined to stand up to their head teacher.

Birmingham care workers keep up fight

20 November 2018
Homecare workers at Birmingham City Council are set for a five-day strike. More solidarity from other workers can help them to win, says Sarah Bates

Defend Karen Reissmann

20 November 2018
Unison union members are getting behind the campaign to defend leading health worker Karen Reissmann.

Dinner ladies serve up another strike for jobs

20 November 2018
Dinner ladies and teaching assistants at Ladywood Primary school in Grimethorpe returned to the picket line last Wednesday after negotiations broke down.

Reports round-up

20 November 2018
Workers at Street Crane in Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, struck on Monday and Tuesday.

Carers reject extra hours or a cut in pay

13 November 2018
Around 80 care workers struck over five days from last Saturday to stop a ­devastating pay cut.

Hundreds of Unison union members call for the reinstatement of Karen Reissmann

13 November 2018
Unison union members have launched a campaign to defend leading health worker Karen Reissmann.

Overwhelming votes say no to 3 percent pay deals

13 November 2018
A battle over local government pay in Scotland could be looming after more workers rejected their latest pay offer.

Unison must back heroic Birmingham care strikers

12 November 2018
Birmingham’s fighting care workers were set to strike again this week.

Birmingham care strike to save services

06 November 2018
Care workers are unleashing a huge wave of strikes at Birmingham City Council after a successful five-day strike from last Friday.

Somerset care workers plan walkouts to stop Sirona bosses’ pay cut plan

06 November 2018
Low-paid care workers in Bath and North East Somerset are preparing to strike to head off attempts to slash their pay.

Karen Reissmann - victimised for speaking out against health pay deal?

06 November 2018
Solidarity is growing for a nurse and leading union activist who has been suspended from holding office in the Unison union.

Why women workers are still fighting to win equal wages

05 November 2018
A mass strike at Glasgow City Council last month exposed how women workers are still fighting for equality. Sarah Bates looks at how councils have got away with this for so long

Stand with Karen Reissmann and the fight for NHS pay

01 November 2018
A leading health worker in Unison has been suspended from holding office in the union, according to leaked internal emails.

Confident mood on the picket line as Bradford university staff strike to save jobs

01 November 2018
Workers at Bradford university are on strike to defend jobs and conditions. The Unison union members, representing cleaners, cooks, gardeners, technicians, security guards and admin staff, began a three-day strike on Wednesday.

Dinner ladies won’t let up strike for jobs

30 October 2018
Unison union members at Ladywood Primary School in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire, are not giving up in their fight against job cuts.

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