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Health visitors battle for pay in Lincolnshire

Health visitors battle for pay in Lincolnshire Health visitors in Lincolnshire have staged three strikes over pay.

Lincolnshire health visitors strike over pay and to defend the service

Lincolnshire health visitors strike over pay and to defend the service Unite calculates that some health visitors have lost more than £2,000 a year since they were transferred from the NHS

Unison local government conferences debates how best to resist Tory austerity

Unison local government conferences debates how best to resist Tory austerity Hundreds of delegates spent two days thrashing out how to fight austerity at the Unison union local government conference this week.

Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute

Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute Striking home workers are celebrating after Birmingham City Council seems to have backed off from attacks on their jobs.

Labour promises end to slum office housing—but Labour councils still send tenants to live in them

Labour promises end to slum office housing—but Labour councils still send tenants to live in them Labour has pledged to end the scandal of developers converting office blocks into flats if it wins the next election

Strikes get bigger for Camden traffic wardens - show solidarity on Saturday

Strikes get bigger for Camden traffic wardens - show solidarity on Saturday Strikers in Camden took their message directly to the Labour-run local authority’s swanky headquarters on Thursday.

‘The company treats us like dogs,’ say striking Wandsworth traffic wardens

31 January 2019
GMB union members in the Tory-run south London borough began their second 48-hour strike for sick pay on Thursday

Wandsworth traffic wardens aren’t waiting to act over sick pay

24 January 2019
GMB union members in the Tory-run borough began a 48-hour strike on Thursday.

Birmingham care workers keep up fight

20 November 2018
Homecare workers at Birmingham City Council are set for a five-day strike. More solidarity from other workers can help them to win, says Sarah Bates

Why women workers are still fighting to win equal wages

05 November 2018
A mass strike at Glasgow City Council last month exposed how women workers are still fighting for equality. Sarah Bates looks at how councils have got away with this for so long

Exclusive - London councils house vulnerable residents on industrial estates

04 November 2018
London boroughs are sending people to live on industrial estates in Harlow, Essex.

Vulnerable residents could lose homes under south east London council plan

30 October 2018
Forty one households in south east London fear they will be removed from their homes by the Labour-run council’s plan to scrap their sheltered accommodation.

Women strike for equal pay in Glasgow - and show the power of workers

23 October 2018
Thousands of striking women flooded Glasgow city centre this week demanding that bullying bosses pay up now.

School and council workers are set for equal pay action in Glasgow

02 October 2018
Thousands of workers in Glasgow council are preparing for strikes over equal pay.

Traffic wardens get ready for a five-day walkout to demand higher wages

11 September 2018
Traffic wardens in Camden, central London are “very, very ready” to begin a five-day strike to fight for decent pay, on Monday.

Glasgow workers get ready for strikes over equal pay

11 September 2018
Equal pay campaigners in Glasgow are getting ready to deliver a huge mandate for action when their strike ballot closes in the next week.

Council care fails children

21 August 2018
Children looked after by local authorities are facing a “silent crisis”, new research by the Social Market Foundation thinktank indicates.

The Troublemaker - Councils hit homeless people with up to £1,500 in charges

21 August 2018
Homeless people face being charged up to £1,500 a year by councils to store their possessions.

Tory housing green paper will not solve the crisis - we need more council housing

14 August 2018
The Tories announced their new social housing green paper on Tuesday.

Birmingham care strikers standing solid

07 August 2018
Birmingham’s heroic home carers are gearing up for a fresh week of action that will see them strike, picket and protest.

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