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Scottish council workers closer to a strike

Scottish council workers closer to a strike Scottish GMB union members in local government have moved closer to industrial action.

Resistance needed as council cuts loom

Resistance needed  as council cuts loom Councils in England, Wales and Scotland face huge budget deficits of almost £3 billion for the next financial year.

Sandwell Leisure Trust workers strike against fire and rehire

Sandwell Leisure Trust workers strike against fire and rehire Unison union members working for Sandwell Leisure Trust in the West Midlands struck last Friday in a battle against fire and rehire.

Determined Thurrock council strike halts cuts to pay

Determined Thurrock council strike halts cuts to pay Determined strikes by ­workers at Thurrock council in Essex have pushed back assaults on their pay.

Protests highlight the scandal of empty housing

Protests highlight the scandal of empty housing Housing campaigners took part in a day of action over empty homes last Saturday.

Tories’ takeover of Liverpool council follows the imposition of the market

Tories’ takeover of Liverpool council follows the imposition of the market The Tory government has sent a team of bureaucrats to impose its will on the Labour-controlled Liverpool City Council.

Resist cynical Tory takeover of Liverpool City Council

23 March 2021
The Tory government looked set to launch a takeover of Labour‑controlled Liverpool City Council on Wednesday of this week.

Council cuts to services will fail those who rely on them

16 March 2021
Reports suggest that the majority of local councils will impose further cuts. They’re caused by decades of austerity, not Covid-19, argue Sadie Robinson and Charlie Kimber

Dpac action + Clyde strikes + Local government pay

01 March 2021
Workers are set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from 12 March.

Private firm puts patients and workers at virus risk

23 February 2021
The scandal of private contracts in the NHS has focused this week on health secretary Matt Hancock’s dodgy dealings during the pandemic.

Tories determined to axe vital council services

13 December 2020
Vicious waves of austerity are hitting English councils, and the Tories are determined to drive through their attacks.

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis

16 November 2020
Croydon council in south London has issued a section 114 notice banning all spending except for statutory services for vulnerable people.

‘We’ll keep fighting,’ say We Are With You rehab strikers

05 October 2020
Workers at We Are With You rehab service in Wigan and Leigh ended their two-week strike last week. But the battle is far from over.

We Are With You, a vital battle for pay justice and the NHS

28 September 2020
Rehab workers in Wigan and Leigh working for We Are With You began the second round of their ten-day strike for equal pay on Monday.

Tower Hamlets strikers block road as defiant resistance continues

17 August 2020
Workers in east London finished their latest round of strikes by marching to demand the Labour council call off their attacks.

Tower Hamlets strikers savage Labour mayor and his vicious attacks

13 August 2020
Workers in east London have fired the opening shot in the latest round of council strikes.

Back new strikes by Tower Hamlets council workers

11 August 2020
A THREE-DAY strike was set to hit Tower Hamlets council this week, with workers planning to walk out to defend terms and conditions.

Letters—New law in Philippines spells danger for all political activists

20 July 2020
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte finally passed the dangerous new anti-terror bill into law this month.

A win for Tower Hamlets council workers would be a victory for us all

17 July 2020
Striking council workers in east London concluded their second round of strikes on Friday with defiant picket lines and a vow to keep on fighting.

Determined Tower Hamlets workers begin second three-day strike

15 July 2020
Scenes of resistance erupted on the streets of Tower Hamlets on Wednesday as council workers across the borough struck to defend their jobs.

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