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Workplace round up: Ark Globe Academy walkout + Homerton outsourcing dispute

09 June 2020
Cleaners at Ark Globe Academy in south London walked out on a wildcat strike on Thursday last week.

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

01 June 2020
In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

Huge meetings of parents boost fight against unsafe schools opening

22 May 2020
Over 580 people joined a meeting in Redbridge, 185 in Coventry and 140 in Hackney

Action is needed to win council workers’ pay rise +Merthyr victory + Dundee carers

21 April 2020
Local government employers in England and Wales last week offered just a 2.75 percent pay rise for over a million workers for 2020-21.

Health unions’ call for minute’s silence should be used to mobilise against Tories

20 April 2020
Unison, the Royal College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives have organised a national minute’s silence for 11am on Tuesday 28 April.

Tower Hamlets council retreats—for the moment

14 April 2020
in a dramatic move, the Labour council said it would suspend its attacks on workers until June.

Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe

26 March 2020
Matt, a Unison union rep in Tower Hamlets, says, "There’s contempt for managers that kept facilities open despite the threat to the health of the staff.”

Labour and union chiefs fail coronavirus test

24 March 2020
The crisis caused by coronavirus is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths. One remarkable feature is how often the Labour Party agrees with the right wing Tory government.

Local government round up: Success for battling Bexley bin workers

24 March 2020
Bin workers in south east London won health and safety demands over coronavirus after a walkout on Wednesday of last week.

Walkout at ten south London libraries over coronavirus safety

20 March 2020
Lambeth library workers said they were angry at managers' lack of action

Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike

17 March 2020
around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Reports round up: UEL university cleaners fight for dignity at work

03 March 2020
UEL cleaners fight for dignity at work

‘We are not with you’, Wigan charity strikers tell the bosses

03 March 2020
Privatised health workers in Wigan and Leigh have launched a fresh round of strikes in their long-running fight for NHS rates of pay.

Strike for rewards in Tower Hamlets council and schools

25 February 2020
Tower Hamlets council workers in east London have backed strikes against a series of attacks on their pay, terms and conditions.

Workers in Tower Hamlets fight Labour council’s plan for cuts

18 February 2020
Workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are redoubling their efforts to fight back against a Labour council determined to carry out brutal attacks

Stand Up To Racism conference calls for action in the workplace

09 February 2020
Up to 250 trade unionists and campaigners rallied against racism in Central London on Saturday.

Reports round-up—Ealing tax office, Harrods ballot, RSPCA workers and more

04 February 2020
Trade unionists rallied in solidarity with workers at a west London tax office last week. PCS union members at the HMRC office in Ealing picketed against its closure at the start of a half-day strike last Thursday and stayed out for a full day on Friday.

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.

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