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Workers refuse to accept new rubbish shift pattern

Workers refuse to accept new rubbish shift pattern Bin workers at Angus council, in the east of Scotland, have announced 16 strike days against plans to implement a punishing split-shift system.

Bin workers bag £3,500 lump sum after walkouts

Bin workers bag £3,500 lump sum after walkouts Unions are claiming victory after Birmingham council offered a four-figure lump sum to bin workers last week.

Two struggles by workers in Birmingham trigger a crisis for Labour council

Two struggles by workers in Birmingham trigger a crisis for Labour council Birmingham saw hundreds of workers strike together last week against attacks from their Labour council.

Birmingham bins strike sees strong fightback and solidarity

Birmingham bins strike sees strong fightback and solidarity Bin workers in Birmingham have staged two powerful strikes over discrimination by council management.

Two groups of Birmingham council workers fight to bin Labour’s attacks

Two groups of Birmingham council workers fight to bin Labour’s attacks Two groups of workers in Birmingham were set to strike together this week against attacks by a Labour council.

Reports round-up—Prysmian dispute is settled

Reports round-up—Prysmian dispute is settled Workers at Prysmian Cables in Eastleigh, Hampshire, have voted by 85 percent to accept a new two-year pay deal.

Kirklees bin workers vote for indefinite strike

18 September 2018
Kirklees bin workers, members of the Unison union, have voted to start an indefinite strike

Kirklees bin workers vote for all-out strikes

06 July 2018
Striking bin workers in Kirklees, west Yorkshire have voted for all-out strikes in their fight for fairer working conditions.

Birmingham bin strikers call for Jeremy Corbyn's support

19 September 2017
A summer of strikes by bin workers in Birmingham has caused a political crisis for the Labour-run council.

Birmingham bin workers rally ahead of strike ballot

17 September 2017
 Hundreds of strikers and their supporters demanded the Labour council stops cuts and backs workers

Birmingham council leader resigns under pressure over bin workers' dispute

11 September 2017
The political crisis caused by the Birmingham bin strike came to a head on Monday night.

Bin workers strike again in Birmingham after council betrayal

01 September 2017
Birmingham bin workers returned to the picket line at short notice this morning, Friday, after the council reneged on a deal

Doncaster bin bosses caught out hiring scab labour

22 August 2017
As bin workers in Doncaster were set to strike this week, bosses were caught out using agencies to hire scab workers. This could be illegal.

Strikers in Brum refuse to be trashed by council

01 August 2017
Bin workers in Birmingham are waging a heroic fight against the Labour council’s funding cuts. Labour councils often condemn Tory austerity while passing it on.

Industrial round-up: Post workers hold large rallies over Royal Mail pension attack

11 July 2017
Also: Four-week strike starts at Mears | Tube bosses ban water | Woolwich ferry dispute settled | LSE cleaners defend Alba | Dpac protest against Atos | Birmingham bins | Sellafield firefighters | dirty protest | Unnecessary defeat at BMW

Privatised staff fight back in Sheffield

11 October 2016
Two strikes in outsourced council services are exposing the cost of privatisation in Sheffield.

Reports round-up

16 February 2016
Strike for children's services in Oxfordshire | Unofficial walkout hits Coventry bins | No trust imposition say Sandwell children's service workers | Day of action against Sports Direct shame | Students march to stop Nazis in Kent | Protest supports the Heathrow 13 | No public cash to referendum racists

Industrial round-up

26 January 2016
Strikes backing Fife postie |London students stage rent strike | Motherwell XPO workers’ pay fight | Protest against fracking in valley | Occupy to save 120 cider jobs

Shower of solidarity for recycling strike in Bath

19 January 2016
Recycling workers in Keynsham, near Bath, struck against low pay on Thursday and Friday of last week.

Reports round-up

05 January 2016
Cass Arts occupation ends over London Met campus cuts | Strike at Thirteen housing association group in Teesside | NSL Brighton traffic wardens vote for pay deal | South Yorkshire fire bosses face action over job cuts | Ballot end could bring library strike in Lambeth | Interpreters beat pay cut at Home Office | Strike votes at Trinity Mirror local newspapers | New ballot for Sheffield Green Company recycling workers | No to the Nazis in Dover

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