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Privatisation


Luton hospital protesters are fed up of NHS privatisation

28 July 2015
Some 40 people protested outside Luton and Dunstable hospital on Wednesday morning of last week against a new plan to privatise cleaning and housekeeping.

New National Gallery boss could face indefinite strike

14 July 2015
Workers at the National Gallery in central London plan to walk out for three days every week until August, when they will hold a consultative ballot on an all-out strike.

Post workers rally against effects of privatisation

14 July 2015
The CWU postal workers’ union launched a campaign against the effects of privatisation in the postal industry on Thursday of last week.

London council workers coordinate strikes to stop service privatisation

14 July 2015
Strikes against Tory privatisation at two London councils grew in strength as council workers walked out on Wednesday of last week. 

Protest backs strike against Bromley council privatisation

16 June 2015
Around 300 striking council workers and supporters marched in Bromley, Kent, last Saturday. 

Council workers tell union leaders, 'we need more resistance to stop Tory cuts'

16 June 2015
Workers debated their union's strategy for fighting cuts at Unison's local government conference

Council workers resist outsourcing in Barnet and Bromley

02 June 2015
Unison union members in Barnet, north London, held a council-wide strike on Monday and Tuesday of this week. 

Two thousand-strong rally sends defiant message to National Gallery bosses

31 May 2015
National Gallery strikers and 2,000 of their supporters delivered a message to bosses yesterday, Saturday. “We are not going away.” 

Barnet council workers say no more selloffs - and prepare to strike

26 May 2015
Barnet Council workers in north London were set to strike for 48 hours from Monday of next week against privatisation of services.

National Gallery workers begin new walkout days before national demonstration

19 May 2015
National Gallery workers were defiant as they began a new ten day strike today, Tuesday.

Rally to Bromley workers

19 May 2015
Workers at Tory-run Bromley Council in south London held a council-wide strike on Tuesday of this week. It coincided with the end of a seven-day strike by staff in passenger services and by care workers.

Anger after National Gallery bosses sack PCS union rep Candy Udwin

19 May 2015
Bosses at the National Gallery in central London have sacked leading PCS union activist Candy Udwin. This is a major attack on a high-profile trade unionist and a serious assault on union rights.

Bromley Council strikers can beat Tory cuts and privatisation plan

12 May 2015
Workers at Tory-run Bromley Council in south London are resisting a vicious programme of cuts and privatisation that could cut the council workforce from 4,000 to 300. 

Private post bosses want to sack 2,000 delivery workers to boost profits

12 May 2015
Private delivery company Whistl has issued redundancy notices to 2,000 workers after suspending its delivery service.

Workers rally in solidarity with victimised PCS union rep Candy Udwin

05 May 2015
Some 50 National Gallery strikers and supporters held a rally in solidarity with victimised union rep Candy Udwin today, Tuesday. The rally was held to support Candy on the first day of her disciplinary hearing.

Barnet strikers determined to resist council's latest outsourcing plans

05 May 2015
Barnet Council workers struck for two days last week against another wave of outsourcing at the Tory-run north London authority.

National Gallery workers vote for more action if bosses don't back down

02 May 2015
Workers at the National Gallery in central London completed their 23rd strike day yesterday, Friday, and warned bosses they could face more walkouts.

Workers debate ending Labour link at CWU conference in Bournemouth

28 April 2015
Workers in the Communication Workers Union (CWU) debated anti-racism and the union’s relationship to the Labour Party at their general conference in Bournemouth last Sunday and Monday of this week.

National Gallery strikers win London Living Wage—but fight continues

21 April 2015
National Gallery bosses have been forced to say they will pay staff the London Living Wage. The gallery was the only national museum or gallery in London not to pay it.

Testing time for the Tories

14 April 2015
There’s a nasty agenda behind the Tories’ plans to test children as young as four. They will set children and schools up for failure while robbing vital education funds to give to big firms. But there is resistance, writes Sadie Robinson

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