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Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council

27 November 2017
Gas giant Ineos—owned by energy baron Jim Ratcliffe—called on the government to override Derbyshire County Council’s planning processes so it can start fracking.

Anger as Labour council in Bradford plans huge ‘ideological’ cuts to children’s services

26 November 2017
Bradford People’s Assembly says it has obtained documents revealing that the plans are not the result of funding cuts by central government

More people died in Grenfell Tower fire than the Tories will admit

14 November 2017
New figures suggest that some 99 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire—and Kensington and Chelsea council is still dragging its feet on rehousing survivors, says Alistair Farrow

Haringey Labour falls out over housing plan

07 November 2017
Also: Grenfell council goes for college

Unions back the fight against council’s cuts to South Yorkshire Women’s Aid

31 October 2017
Also: Equal pay fight in Glasgow | Child services to be slashed in Bradford

Haringey council sells off Love Lane estate

17 October 2017
The Love Lane estate in Haringey, north London, is set to be sold off to property developers Lendlease.

Council’s wrecking plan is a snub to Corbyn

03 October 2017
Also: Callous Grenfell estate bosses finally get the boot

Inquiry into Grenfell fire carves out residents as blocks fail safety tests

19 September 2017
Opposition grows to Haringey demolition plans. Tenants delay Genesis housing association merger.

Birmingham bin workers rally ahead of strike ballot

17 September 2017
 Hundreds of strikers and their supporters demanded the Labour council stops cuts and backs workers

New report into Rotherham child abuse excuses top council officials and police

12 September 2017
A new report says senior officials at Rotherham council knew of problems with child sexual exploitation—but none should be charged over failures.

Anger at cuts as thousands join Bristol anti-austerity protest

09 September 2017
Thousands of protesters were out in Bristol today demanding an end to Tory austerity

Glasgow council janitors sweep to victory after long fight for ‘dirty money’

14 August 2017
Glasgow janitors have won their long-running pay battle against the city council. The Unison union members voted by 90 percent on Monday to accept a new deal equivalent to a 6 percent pay rise.

Mears housing workers protest as part of strike against pay differential

28 July 2017
Workers were on the move in central Manchester today, Friday, as strikers from Mears housing came to the town hall instead of mounting a picket.

Birmingham council strike heats up as refuse staff take daily action

25 July 2017
Birmingham workers are fighting for their livelihoods against vicious council cuts, reports Dave Sewell

Mears housing workers in Manchester fight for better pay and want outsourcing to end

21 July 2017
Some 180 workers who maintain homes for Manchester city council are two weeks into a four week continuous strike

Reports round-up

18 July 2017
Shorts reports from the week including industrial action, refugee solidarity, opposing Ukip and resisting council cuts

Children’s services strike takes on bullying council bosses in Kirklees

11 July 2017
Workers in Children’s Services social work teams at Kirklees council, west Yorkshire, struck for two days last week. They have multiple grievances with the Labour-run authority.

Councils need to fight the Tories' demands for cuts - including those run by Labour

04 July 2017
Even if councils stopped filling in potholes, maintaining parks and open spaces it wouldn’t be enough to satisfy the Tories’ demand for cuts.

Social workers at Kirklees council plan a two-day strike against outsourcing

27 June 2017
Social workers at Kirklees Council in West Yorkshire were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Workers fight planned closure of Sheffield jobcentre with a five-day strike

13 June 2017
Jobcentre workers in Sheffield began a five-day strike on Monday of this week against Tory plans to close their office.

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