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Durham County Council climbs down over teaching assistant contracts—but threat of sack not withdrawn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

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.

'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.

Durham teaching assistants' strike grows as Labour council shows contempt

24 November 2016
Some 2,000 teaching assistants in the Unison and ATL unions began a second 48-hour walkout yesterday, Wednesday.

Sandwell workers are ready to fight for children’s services

22 November 2016
Also: strike vote over attack on social work teams in Kirklees

Janitors escalate with mass school pickets

15 November 2016
Striking janitors in Glasgow have mounted mass pickets at workplaces that bosses propose to be part of a scheme that could see a quarter of janitors sacked.

School workers wage a class war in Durham

15 November 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Durham are waging an inspiring struggle that shows how to respond to council bosses’ attacks.

Campaigners and trade unionists march together to save libraries, museums and galleries

08 November 2016
Up to 2,000 people marched in central London today, Saturday, to defend libraries, museums and galleries under threat from cuts.

Durham teaching assistants walk out to stop Labour council’s pay attack

08 November 2016
Two thousand teaching assistants (TAs) walked out of schools across County Durham on Tuesday for the first day of their 48-hour strike against huge pay cuts.

Why should Scottish FE college workers waste time voting on ‘not a penny more’?

08 November 2016
Also: Privatisation opens third front in Glasgow council battle

Support grows for the Kinsley 3 cleaners' fight

01 November 2016
The Kinsley 3 and around 40 of their supporters protested outside C&D Cleaning Services offices in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, on Monday.

Time to take action to save libraries, galleries and museums

01 November 2016
Over a quarter of a million people in the West Midlands could be left with no art gallery, youth services or museums and just one library out of 16 in four years time.

Reports round-up: Kinsley cleaners win backing in Barnsley

25 October 2016
Also: Forced redundancy pushed back at Hull College | Coventry University contracts victory for union | Firefighters strike at nuclear plant | Protest at John Lewis poverty pay | Solidarity event for people in Turkey | Organising for free labour movement

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