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Service users fight Labour council's plans to close their adult day care centre

Service users fight Labour councils plans to close their adult day care centre Service users and their families are fighting to save their vital adult day care centre from the brutal cuts of Birmingham council.

LETTERS: They won’t stop us fighting for solidarity with Palestine

LETTERS: They won’t stop us fighting for solidarity with Palestine Plus We must defend the NHS, keep cash for the councils and cop spies

Glasgow council workers demand ‘equal pay or we walk away’

Glasgow council workers demand ‘equal pay or we walk away’ Around 500 low paid women council workers marched through the city centre of Glasgow. They demanded that city council chiefs settle a 12-year equal pay dispute.

Cuts, closures and outsourcing show councils in chaos

Cuts, closures and outsourcing show councils in chaos More than half of councils in England are planning to slash costs by closing children’s centres, reducing support for disabled children and cutting child protection teams.

A powerful meeting demands justice for Grenfell

A powerful meeting demands justice for Grenfell An important meeting injected urgency into the Justice4Grenfell campaign

Southwark protest sees developers’ plans thwarted

Southwark protest sees developers’  plans thwarted Southwark council’s planning committee has postponed a crucial decision about the future of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre in south London.

Birmingham home care workers strike for jobs, the service and against brutal shift changes

20 January 2018
Hundreds of striking home care workers marched through snow in Birmingham declaring they would fight to defend the service they provide.

Hundreds of Birmingham care workers set to strike over cuts and rotas

16 January 2018
Hundreds of vital workers in Birmingham are striking to save a home care service from cuts.

Unite union calls on members to reject the pay offer in local government

16 January 2018
The Unite union is calling on its members in English and Welsh local government to reject their pay offer in a consultative ballot.

Home care workers saving service from destruction

09 January 2018
Around 350 home care workers in Birmingham plan to strike later this month

Grenfell survivors spurned again, as housing bosses grab millions

30 December 2017
About 100 households that survived the fire spent Christmas Day in hotels, and some did not receive money they had been promised

Bradford protesters say no to children's services cuts

12 December 2017
The People's Assembly and members of the Unite and Unison unions came together to defend services

Keep this vital domestic violence service open, John McDonnell tells Labour council

12 December 2017
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has intervened to support a key service for women that is under threat in South Yorkshire.

Labour councillors wanted bribes for planning permission, tape suggests

12 December 2017
Labour politicians in Tower Hamlets, east London, have been accused of arranging to accept bribes from property developers.

Estates campaign caused the Labour right’s woe in Haringey council

05 December 2017
The battle between left and right in the Labour Party has come starkly into the open in Haringey, north London.

March against estate demolitions in Brixton

05 December 2017
Some 200 people marched through Brixton against the demolition of six estates in the south London borough of Lambeth last Saturday.

Reports round-up: Get a move on over equal pay, Glasgow council

05 December 2017
Also: Sellafield | Virgin trains | Kingsmill bakery | Quality Line buses | Kent buses | Medway Maritime Hospital | Picturehouse | Protest against Mariano Rajoy's visit | STUC takes on Scottish budget | Darlington Newsquest | Blacklisting

Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council

27 November 2017
Gas giant Ineos—owned by energy baron Jim Ratcliffe—called on the government to override Derbyshire County Council’s planning processes so it can start fracking.

Anger as Labour council in Bradford plans huge ‘ideological’ cuts to children’s services

26 November 2017
Bradford People’s Assembly says it has obtained documents revealing that the plans are not the result of funding cuts by central government

More people died in Grenfell Tower fire than the Tories will admit

14 November 2017
New figures suggest that some 99 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire—and Kensington and Chelsea council is still dragging its feet on rehousing survivors, says Alistair Farrow

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