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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.

'We're striking to save care' say Birmingham home care workers

31 July 2018
Home care workers in Birmingham began a two-day strike today to stop the total destruction of their service.

Workers shut down East Dunbartonshire council services over attacks on conditions

26 June 2018
A four-day strike has brought huge sections of East Dunbartonshire council to a standstill

John McDonnell pledges council housing - but Labour is divided

19 June 2018
The Labour Party can’t agree on housing policy just as the Grenfell Tower fire has highlighted the urgent need to address the crisis.

Fighting back because we care - Birmingham home care workers speak out

19 March 2018
Women workers in Birmingham spoke to Sarah Bates about their battle to stop a Labour council attacking a key service in the city

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

15 February 2018
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

12 February 2018
Plus We must defend the NHS, keep cash for the councils and cop spies

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

10 February 2018
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

08 February 2018
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

01 February 2018
An important meeting injected urgency into the Justice4Grenfell campaign

Southwark protest sees developers’ plans thwarted

31 January 2018
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.

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