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Step up solidarity as Tower Hamlets strikers prepare for more action

Step up solidarity as Tower Hamlets strikers prepare for more action More strikes are likely next week in this important dispute

Tower Hamlets workers strike as Labour council forces through attack on contracts

Tower Hamlets workers strike as Labour council forces through attack on contracts Tower Hamlets council workers vowed to keep up the fight as the Labour-run council sacked and rehired them on worse contracts

Striking Tower Hamlets council workers launch fightback over contracts

Striking Tower Hamlets council workers launch fightback over contracts Hundreds of council workers walked out against the Labour-run local authority’s “betrayal of key workers” during coronavirus

Tower Hamlets strike defies Labour council

Tower Hamlets strike defies Labour council Thousands of council workers in Tower Hamlets are preparing to strike against vicious attacks on their pay, terms and ­conditions this week. 

Tower Hamlets strikes called + Reject pay deal + Councils in cash crisis

Tower Hamlets strikes called + Reject pay deal + Councils in cash crisis Unison union members are set to strike on 3, 6, 7, 14, 15 and 16 July.

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals

Derby care homes saved + BT terms fight + NHS safety scandals In the face of a union campaign and mounting public pressure, Derbyshire county council last week announced a reversal of plans to close seven care homes in the county.

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts

26 May 2020
Workers at Roehampton university are fighting plans to attack jobs and pay. The university has announced a voluntary severance scheme and 15 percent of academic posts are at risk.

It will take a fight to save hundreds of jobs at JCB

19 May 2020
Digger maker JCB has said that up to 950 jobs are at risk at its ten plants in Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and Wrexham in north Wales.

Medway TUC organises action to support suspended bin workers

06 May 2020
Medway trades union council organised a drive-by this week to show solidarity with eight suspended bin workers.

Councils in crisis as Tories won’t pay up

04 May 2020
Vital public services are threatened as the Tory government fails to cough up the cash for local government.

Protest as Labour council starts non-essential building work

24 April 2020
Lambeth council in south London is disgracefully embarking on a big non-essential construction project in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, starting with the demolition of one of its own buildings.

Workers’ campaign wins safety results

14 April 2020
Workers at a council in the south of England last week forced their bosses to take action to protect their safety

Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike

17 March 2020
around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Resist council cuts

10 March 2020
Ahead of the Tory budget announcement, campaigners have warned that new rules for councils in England threaten early years and special needs education.

‘We will strike until we win,’ say traffic wardens

25 February 2020
Traffic wardens in Hackney, east London, have vowed to keep up the fight over pay and terms and conditions.

Bosses can’t beat us say traffic wardens

18 February 2020
Traffic wardens in Hackney, east London, were gearing up for a protest at outsourcer Apcoa’s headquarters on Friday this week

Workers in Tower Hamlets fight Labour council’s plan for cuts

18 February 2020
Workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are redoubling their efforts to fight back against a Labour council determined to carry out brutal attacks

No-cuts pledge from Liverpool mayor reopens debates for Labour

04 February 2020
A Labour Party mayor has said his council will refuse to implement any more cuts—raising the prospect of a fight with the Tory government.

Labour council ready to use anti-union laws

21 January 2020
Workers rallied at Tower Hamlets council in east London last week demanding the Labour-run local authority stop its attacks on workers.

Schools and councils round-up: strikes over ‘bullying,’ academies and more

14 January 2020
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls in south east London resumed their strikes this week with a three-day walkout from Tuesday.

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