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New right to buy scheme will worsen homes crisis

02 June 2015
The housing crisis in Britain is causing misery for millions—and it is about to get even worse as the Tories plan more sell offs, writes Annette Mackin

Barnet council workers say no more selloffs - and prepare to strike

26 May 2015
Barnet Council workers in north London were set to strike for 48 hours from Monday of next week against privatisation of services.

Council bosses panic as homelessness workers' all-out strike bites in Glasgow

26 May 2015
An all-out walkout by homelessness workers in Glasgow has entered its ninth week—and has got council leaders running scared, reports Raymie Kiernan

Rally to Bromley workers

19 May 2015
Workers at Tory-run Bromley Council in south London held a council-wide strike on Tuesday of this week. It coincided with the end of a seven-day strike by staff in passenger services and by care workers.

South London council walkout has the power to beat outsourcing and cuts

05 May 2015
South London council workers have launched a wave of strikes against privatisation.

Barnet strikers determined to resist council's latest outsourcing plans

05 May 2015
Barnet Council workers struck for two days last week against another wave of outsourcing at the Tory-run north London authority.

All-out strike unites workers in Glasgow

28 April 2015
Homelessness caseworkers in Glasgow are into their fifth week of an all-out strike as council bosses desperately claim that it’s “business as usual”.

Council bosses face walkouts in Bromley and Barnet

28 April 2015
Workers at Bromley Council in south London began a week of strikes on Monday of this week. This follows a previous 48-hour strike after an 87 percent strike vote to strike against planned cuts.

Trouble in Tayside - how the SNP governs in 'Yes City' Dundee

21 April 2015
Disillusionment with Labour has seen the Scottish National Party capture the hopes of those radicalised by the independence vote. But a closer look at councils it runs should be a warning, as Raymie Kiernan found in Dundee

London council workers resist Tory privatisation of services

14 April 2015
Workers at Bromley Council, in south London, held two days of strikes last week to stop the wholesale privatisation of services. 

Fighting Tory privatisation at Bromley council

07 April 2015
Members of the Unite union at Tory-run Bromley Council in south London held two days of strikes from Tuesday of this week.

Solidarity is boosting Glasgow homelessness caseworkers on all-out strike

02 April 2015
The indefinite strike of homeless caseworkers in Glasgow is going strong – and growing solidarity is making them more determined to win.

'We won't go back until we win' say Glasgow workers on indefinite strike

31 March 2015
Homelessness caseworkers in Glasgow walked out on indefinite strike on Tuesday of this week in a row over pay grading with city council bosses. 

Barnet care workers strike back against Tory service cuts

31 March 2015
A struggle by care workers in Barnet, north London to defend pay and a quality care service has got bosses on the ropes. It’s bad news for the council privatisers, reports Raymie Kiernan

Refuse strike on the cards in Barking and Dagenham

10 March 2015
Refuse workers in the GMB union at Barking and Dagenham council could strike if the council refuses to reverse cuts. 

Protesters resist the cuts in councils' new budgets

03 March 2015
Hundreds of trade unionists and community campaigners protested against cuts in local councils across Britain last week.

Fury as councils push through further cuts

24 February 2015
As anti-cuts protests took place across Britain last week a nightmare vision of the future of local services came from Northamptonshire.

Protests as councils get set for deepest cuts yet

10 February 2015
Also: National Libraries Day protests and a "smart" rally in Manchester

Londoners prepare to march for housing

13 January 2015
London’s housing crisis is fuelling demand for bringing back rent controls.

Campaigners fight back as councils push through cuts

09 December 2014
Councils across Britain continue to implement Tory austerity. 

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