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All-out strikers want to take contractors to the cleaners

19 July 2019
Catering and cleaning staff at a government department in the capital have walked out and say they won’t go back till they get what they want

Bradford battles to defend NHS status

16 July 2019
Porters, domestics and security staff at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Trust struck for seven days

Serco under fire for death in custody and fraud

04 July 2019
Two cases this week have exposed the fatal practices and profiteering at the heart of the criminal justice system.

Strikes in Essex block academy plan at Waltham Holy Cross school

02 July 2019
Strikers at Waltham Holy Cross school in Waltham Abbey, Essex, won a victory last week.

Refugees in Glasgow fled war - now Serco wants to dump them on the street

01 July 2019
Over 300 asylum seekers face being turned out onto the streets of Glasgow by multinational giant Serco. Alistair Farrow spoke to the tenants and activists on the frontline of resisting the evictions

Fury at firm’s cruel plan to shut special needs school

28 June 2019
Outsourcer Elysium’s scheme to close Crossley Manor school in Merseyside shows the danger of running education for profit

School workers at Waltham Holy Cross win support for anti-academy strikes

25 June 2019
NEU union members at Waltham Holy Cross Primary School in Waltham Abbey, Essex, began a three-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

More action at The John Roan School to say no to academisation

18 June 2019
Greenwich council last week unanimously decided to hand over The John Roan School to a United Learning Trust (ULT) Multi-Academy Trust.

PFI projects disastrous for safety, argues new book

18 June 2019
Stuart Hodkinson spoke to Alistair Farrow about a public housng scandal that leaves many residents at risk

Outsourcing giant Serco renews threat to evict Glasgow asylum seekers

12 June 2019
The company announced on Wednesday that it will begin changing locks on the properties where 300 people live

Real fight needed at British Steel to save jobs

22 May 2019
Unions are calling for nationalisation, but winning that will take mass resistance.

Bosses want to pull the plug on Labour plan to nationalise energy network

15 May 2019
Prepare for a surge of lies from the power companies as Jeremy Corbyn outlines plans to nationalise substantial parts of Britain’s energy network on Thursday. 

The bosses go nuclear over strikes at Sellafield

16 April 2019
Outsourcer Mitie has turned to bullying measures in an effort to weaken a strike at Sellafield nuclear processing plant which was set to start on Friday this week.

Virgin rail smash and grab

16 April 2019
Richard Branson’s Virgin Group will have trousered £306 million in dividends from Virgin Trains by the time the franchise finishes operations within the next year.

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.

NHS privatisation rocks hospitals, yet Tories hand out millions more in contracts

08 April 2019
Tory health secretary Matt Hancock is stepping up the privatisation of the NHS just as a fresh scandal rocked hospitals.

Aecom contract is a slap in the face for Grenfell victims

26 March 2019
The Tories have appointed an “independent specialist contractor” to conduct environmental checks of the area around Grenfell Tower.

More privatisation chaos as Interserve collapses

19 March 2019
Thousands of workers have been plunged into an uncertain future as outsourcing giant Interserve collapsed into ­administration last week.

United strike is just the ticket in traffic wardens’ fight for sick pay

01 March 2019
GMB union members at Tory-run Westminster and Wandsworth councils began a 48-hour strike for sick pay on Wednesday. And they plan a further two-day strike from Thursday of next week.

Strikes over academy scam plan in Enfield

05 February 2019
NEU union members at Galliard Primary School in Enfield, north London, were set to start a two-day strike on Wednesday this week.

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