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Privatisation


Scottish college workers could take action as top bosses loot thousands

10 November 2015
Scotland’s college workers are inching closer to the first national strike for 20 years. Anger at government cuts and a miserly national pay offer have fuelled a mood to fight.

Get behind the junior doctors' dispute and defend the NHS

03 November 2015
The British Medical Association (BMA) was to set to ballot its 56,000 junior doctor members for industrial action from Thursday of this week. 

Academy chain in payment scam

27 October 2015
An academy chain paid over £800,000 in two years to “consulting” companies that its founders or trustees had major financial interests in.

Junior doctors prescribe a strike for the NHS

27 October 2015
The junior doctors’ revolt is growing. The British Medical Association (BMA) announced last week that it would ballot its 56,000 members for industrial action. 

Mass protest of junior doctors in London as revolt against new contracts grows

18 October 2015
More than 20,000 junior doctors and their supporters marched through central London yesterday, Saturday.

Solidarity boosts strikers in Barnet

13 October 2015
Barnet council workers in north London struck against outsourcing on Wednesday of last week. 

Fresh walkout hits Barnet council bosses

06 October 2015
Workers at Barnet council in north London were set to strike for 24 hours on Wednesday of this week. 

National Gallery strikers return to work amid applause from their supporters

05 October 2015
National Gallery workers marched back into work this morning, Monday, after they beat bosses’ attacks on their terms and conditions and union rights.

National Gallery strikers celebrate as sacked rep is reinstated

02 October 2015
National Gallery workers have suspended their strike as bosses conceded to almost all their demands

Opposition blocks council house selloff in Haringey

15 September 2015
Labour-led Haringey council backed off last week from proposals to privatise an estate of around 1,000 council homes in the Noel Park ward of Tottenham.

Over 130,000 people back the National Gallery strikers

08 September 2015
The National Gallery workers are entering their second month of all-out strike, reports Nick Clark

Solidarity helps striking National Gallery workers defy bosses’ pay blackmail

01 September 2015
Strikers at the National Gallery in central London have defied bosses’ attempts to bully them back to work.

Let’s take back our assets from the bosses

01 September 2015
 After Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn called for nationalisation, Ken Olende looks at what this would mean for workers—and how to make it a reality

Care workers kick off Bromley council strikes

01 September 2015
Council workers in Bromley, south London, launched a new wave of strikes against Tory mass privatisation plans last week.

Privatisation scandal of dirty wards in Nottingham

01 September 2015
Also: Oxford porters accept pay deal | Construction workers protest at Royal Liverpool Hospital

All-out National Gallery strike over privatisation grows stronger

25 August 2015
An appeal hearing into the dismissal of PCS union rep Candy Udwin on Wednesday of last week upheld National Gallery bosses’ decision to dismiss her.

Protesters call on National Gallery director to reverse privatisation and reinstate union rep

21 August 2015
Up to 50 people rallied on the National Gallery picket line in central London this Friday evening, as support for the all-out strike against privatisation grows.

National Gallery bosses uphold sacking of union rep Candy Udwin

19 August 2015
An appeal hearing into the dismissal of PCS union rep Candy Udwin upheld the National Gallery bosses’ decision today, Wednesday.

Kick the vandals out of the National Gallery

18 August 2015
The fight at the National Gallery has entered a crucial stage—and the need for solidarity with the striking workers is greater than ever.

Gallery workers across England, Scotland and Wales coordinate walkouts

18 August 2015
Workers at the National Gallery in central London, the National Museum of Wales and National Galleries of Scotland are set to strike together next Saturday.

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