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Birmingham health workers vow to fight on after bosses vote to outsource their jobs

26 June 2019
Health workers in the West Midlands have vowed to keep fighting after bosses voted to press ahead with plans to privatise their jobs on Wednesday.

Unison union leader Dave Prentis slam Tory rogues

25 June 2019
The Unison union’s national conference last week saw hundreds of delegates thrash out how to defend public services and take on the Tories.

Industrial round up: ‘We want to stay in NHS’, say Birmingham workers

25 June 2019
Essex distribution staff ready to strike

NHS fight in Birmingham

18 June 2019
Around 150 workers at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust were set to strike for three days next week.

Unison local government conferences debates how best to resist Tory austerity

18 June 2019
Hundreds of delegates spent two days thrashing out how to fight austerity at the Unison union local government conference this week.

Strikes are way to win

11 June 2019
Traffic wardens in Camden are celebrating after strikes won them a stunning pay rise. 

Strikers in Camden win pay rise off outsourcer

11 June 2019
Traffic wardens show that striking can get results after forcing bosses into paying up, reports Sarah Bates

Reports round up: 5,000 march for Scottish independence

04 June 2019
Climate rebels block main roads in Bristol city centre

Local government round up: Women workers win gains in Glasgow

28 May 2019
The fight for equal pay at Glasgow City Council has reached a new chapter last week as workers began to receive details of their financial settlements.

Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute

17 May 2019
Striking home workers are celebrating after Birmingham City Council seems to have backed off from attacks on their jobs.

Liverpool hospitals equal pay vote

14 May 2019
Unite union members at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen hospitals have voted by a large margin to strike for equal pay.

Striking against the outsourcing bosses

14 May 2019
A seven-day strike by social care support workers in Merseyside has brought their bosses to the negotiating table.

AFG carers fighting to stop huge pay cuts

07 May 2019
Over 650 care support workers at Alternative Futures Group (AFG) began the latest phase of their industrial action this week.

Strike wins equal pay at Doncaster hospital

07 May 2019
A strike by health workers at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has forced outsourcing giant Sodexo to give them NHS rates of pay.

Workers get ready to strike against Labour-run councils

30 April 2019
Two councils are seeing a fightback by workers. In both of them, every single councillor is from the Labour Party.

Fighting the outsourcers

30 April 2019
Outsourced catering workers at two South Yorkshire hospitals plan to strike for three days a week for the whole of May.

Back Unison election candidates who want an active union

23 April 2019
Unison union members are voting for seats on the national executive with the ballot closing on 17 May

Tories are making us sick, say NHS workers at Unison health conference

09 April 2019
Pressures faced by NHS workers dominated the Unison union’s health conference in Bournemouth this week.

Reports round-up: Housing activists build a movement

02 April 2019
Workers engineer a 24-hour walkout

Wildcat strike against job losses at Soas university in central London

26 March 2019
Workers at Soas University of London held an unofficial strike

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