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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.

Janitors in Glasgow call a week-long strike over pay

09 August 2016
Janitors working for Glasgow City Council-owned firm Cordia were set to begin a five-day strike next Monday.

Health workers take on ISS privateers at east London hospital

04 August 2016
Health workers employed by outsourcing giant ISS at Homerton Hospital in east London are fighting attacks on their hours and jobs.

Durham teaching assistants receive boost from Corbyn

02 August 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Durham fighting the Labour council’s plans to slash their pay by 23 percent received a boost from Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn last week.

Trade unionists fight to save Beccles NHS clinic

02 August 2016
Protesters in Beccles, Suffolk, lobbied a meeting of the local Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) on Friday of last week.

Library cuts revolt spreads throughout south London

26 July 2016
Library campaigners blocked roads and library entrances to prevent the books being removed from three of Lambeth’s closed libraries in south London last Saturday.

Teachers' walkout over Tory education cuts has a big impact across England

05 July 2016
Teachers across England are out on strike today, Tuesday, in a battle against Tory education policies and cuts.

Open anger at Unison conference

28 June 2016
Trade unions face a huge challenge in the fight against austerity and new legal attacks. Union leaders’ failure to demand more than token resistance has led to discontent among workers.

Unison conference rejects racism

23 June 2016
The leadership of the Unison union vowed to challenge racism and homophobia head-on at its annual conference in Brighton this week after the Orlando homophobic massacre and the killing of MP Jo Cox.

You sold us out on pay, local government workers tell Unison

21 June 2016
For the second time in 15 months local government workers in the Unison union have revolted against their leadership after a pay sellout in England and Wales.

Teaching assistants strike in Derby

21 June 2016
A STRIKE by teaching assistants (TAs) in Derby shut thirty schools and partially closed many others last Thursday.

Defence of A&E steps up a gear as anti-cuts message rings out in Chorley

14 June 2016
Over 1,800 people marched in Chorley last Saturday demanding their local hospital’s accident and emergency (A&E) department is reinstated.

Barnet library strike builds up a head of steam as bosses feel the pressure

14 June 2016
Library workers in Barnet, north London, walked out for three days from Monday. The Unison union members are resisting the Tory council’s plans to outsource the library service.

Unison must fight now to beat back the Tory assault

14 June 2016
Thousands of public sector workers will gather at the Unison union’s annual conferences in Brighton from this Sunday. The fight against austerity and dissatisfaction with the union leadership will be key themes.

‘We’ve fire in our bellies’ say Durham teaching assistants

14 June 2016
School staff in Durham are taking on a Labour-run council over cuts, report Simon Hall and Raymie Kiernan

'Labour has stabbed us in the back'—Durham teaching assistants resist cuts

07 June 2016
Teaching assistants face vicious attacks at the hands of Labour councils. Raymie Kiernan talks to workers who are refusing to take it lying down

Strike planned for libraries in Barnet

07 June 2016
Barnet council library workers in north London were set to strike for three days from Monday of next week against the Tory council’s plans to outsource the library service.

Workers’ resolve forces Glasgow Labour council bosses to back off

24 May 2016
Bosses at Labour-run Glasgow City Council suffered a major embarassment last week as they were forced to reinstate public holidays they scrapped for council workers. The council claimed “significant progress delivering budget savings” meant it no longer planned to convert six public holidays into annual leave.

Durham teaching assistants defy Labour council’s ‘galling’ raid on pay

24 May 2016
Labour-run Durham County Council voted last week to sack 2,700 teaching assistants (TAs) and rehire them on worse contracts with up to 23 percent lower pay.

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