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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

Workers at Glasgow council strike back

25 October 2016
Hundreds of workers employed by Glasgow City Council-run firms are taking action this week over conditions at the Labour council’s “arms-length” companies.

Durham teaching assistants in huge vote to strike against Labour council pay cut

25 October 2016
Teaching assistants have voted by 93 percent to strike against huge pay cuts being pushed by County Durham Labour councillors.

Reports round-up: Protests against NHS cuts and privatisation

04 October 2016
Also: Manchester fire chiefs back down on mass sacking | Stop presses for Newsquest jobs | Ritzy’s revenge opens on Friday | Glasgow council divides unions | Airport protesters take on Heathrow | Pay action on Ipswich buses

Dirty tricks from Durham Labour council as teaching assistants ballot for strikes

04 October 2016
Labour-run Durham County Council is playing classic divide and rule to ram through its 23 percent cut to pay teaching assistants' (TAs) pay in the hope it can undermine a move towards strikes.

College strikers in Scotland want a bigger share and equal treatment

07 September 2016
Some 2,500 support staff across 20 Scottish further education colleges walked out on Tuesday over pay. It was the Unison union’s first Scotland-wide college strike.

Oxford health workers demand lower rents and higher pay

07 September 2016
Some 200 protesters in Oxford last Saturday demanded affordable housing.

Reports round-up: Paralympic protesters launch week of action

07 September 2016
Disabled people are highlighting the impact of austerity alongside the Paralympic Games this week. Also: Old Firm clash hit by Glasgow workers’ action | Were steel unions missold PFF? | University workers vote on pay walkout | Ballot on pay freeze at Freightliner| Bectu members vote for merger with Prospect | CPS could charge over Kingsley death

School janitors in Glasgow make a clean sweep with a strike

16 August 2016
Glasgow school janitors began a five-day strike on Monday in a long-running dispute over pay with bosses at Cordia, a city council-owned firm.

GMB’s move against Corbyn warns us that union leaders can be fair weather friends

11 August 2016
The GMB union’s decision yesterday, Wednesday, to back Owen Smith in the Labour Party leadership election is a significant blow to Jeremy Corbyn.

Serious action needed to defend civil service workers’ redundancy pay

09 August 2016
The PCS civil service workers’ union has said it is refusing to sign up to Tory government plans to cut redundancy pay for its members.

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