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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.

Privatisation scandal of dirty wards in Nottingham

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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