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Tory axe leaves black hole in local councils' finances

01 December 2015
Contrary to claims by some of the press austerity is not over. Socialist Worker looks in more detail at Tory chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement

Lambeth libraries workers stage unofficial walkout in protest at council cuts

18 November 2015
There is no library service in Lambeth today, Wednesday. Staff at all ten libraries across the south London borough have walked out in protest at the Labour-run council's cuts plan.

Protests over council cuts in North Lanarkshire

27 October 2015
North Lanarkshire’s Labour-run council is proposing to axe up to 1,500 jobs and slash over £45 million over the next two years.

Fury at plans to axe jobs in Edinburgh council

22 September 2015
Unison union officials at Edinburgh council have warned of strikes against bosses’ plans to axe as many as 3,000 jobs.

Shift changes are the final straw for Doncaster council workers

01 September 2015
Some 200 Doncaster council workers, including street cleaners and gravediggers, were set to walk out for ten days from Friday of this week. 

News in brief

01 September 2015
Hillsborough inquests resume | Osborne splashes out on Trident base | Tories could snatch food from infants | Bonfire of local authorities

Care workers kick off Bromley council strikes

01 September 2015
Council workers in Bromley, south London, launched a new wave of strikes against Tory mass privatisation plans last week.

News in brief

18 August 2015
Fares rise faster than wages | No books for Birmingham libraries | DWP made up statements | Cops can't search

News in brief

04 August 2015
Cuts for child abuse victims | Libor scandal banker on trial | It’s no help to be an academy | Rich council drives out poor

Tory council nightmare to boost robbery by the rich

28 July 2015
Selling off services means misery for ordinary people and more wealth for the rich—now the privateers are using cuts to grab more, writes Raymie Kiernan

Suspension ups pressure on Bromley council workers

28 July 2015
Bosses at Tory-controlled Bromley council in south east London have suspended Unite union rep Alan Brown.

Victory in Glasgow - Striking homelessness caseworkers make council bosses back down

21 July 2015
Glasgow City Council workers have shown that if workers fight, they can win. And they have shown how we can resist and beat austerity.

Austerity drive deepens as councils launch new attacks

21 July 2015
in Walsall and Coventry

Coordinated walkouts show how to challenge the Tories

07 July 2015
Workers leading resistance to austerity and privatisation will show union leaders what needs to be done.

Striking homelessness caseworkers set for protest at Glasgow City Council

16 June 2015
Unison union activists from across Britain were set to protest at Glasgow City Council headquarters on Thursday of this week.

Protest backs strike against Bromley council privatisation

16 June 2015
Around 300 striking council workers and supporters marched in Bromley, Kent, last Saturday. 

Council workers tell union leaders, 'we need more resistance to stop Tory cuts'

16 June 2015
Workers debated their union's strategy for fighting cuts at Unison's local government conference

Glasgow strikers reject bosses’ insulting offer and vow to fight on

02 June 2015
Under growing pressure from the all-out homelessness caseworkers’ strike, bosses tried to sell a shoddy deal. Strikers spoke to Raymie Kiernan about the next steps in their struggle

Drivers can win in Barking

02 June 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, began an eight- day strike last Saturday.

Council workers resist outsourcing in Barnet and Bromley

02 June 2015
Unison union members in Barnet, north London, held a council-wide strike on Monday and Tuesday of this week. 

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