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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.

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule

17 November 2019
A decade of Tory rule has slashed key services, savaged spending and driven more people into poverty. And if they aren’t kicked out, life for working class people is set to get worse, report Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Library and museum workers strike against savage cuts in Bradford

05 November 2019
Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire began a three-day walkout against millions of pounds of cuts on Tuesday.

Health visitors battle for pay in Lincolnshire

23 July 2019
Health visitors in Lincolnshire have staged three strikes over pay.

Lincolnshire health visitors strike over pay and to defend the service

16 July 2019
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

18 June 2019
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

17 May 2019
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

24 April 2019
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

07 February 2019
Strikers in Camden took their message directly to the Labour-run local authority’s swanky headquarters on Thursday.

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