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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. 

Cops drop charges for Freedom Riders

09 December 2014
South Yorkshire Freedom Riders celebrate another victory but vow to restart action against cuts if councils don’t backtrack, says Sadie Robinson

Victory after activists beat back council cut plans in Tower Hamlets

02 December 2014
Anti-cuts campaigners celebrated a victory last week after they forced the mayor of Tower Hamlets in east London into a U-turn over cuts to the Children and Adult Mental Health social work team.

It’s official—services face collapse from council cuts

25 November 2014
The government’s own auditor admits cuts have pushed council services to breaking point

Tories, Labour and SNP agree on austerity - Fight the cuts now!

18 November 2014
Up to 500 people protested outside Glasgow City Council on Wednesday of last week to defend the Glasgow Association of Mental Health (GAMH).

1,000 people rally in Tower Hamlets to defend mayor Lutfur Rahman

18 November 2014
Around 1,000 people came to a meeting in Tower Hamlets, east London, on Wednesday of last week.

Sheffield recycling strike - workers refuse to be treated like trash

11 November 2014
Recycling workers in Sheffield are on indefinite strike against attacks on their pay and conditions. Tomáš Tengely-Evans reports

Pay ballots set to end in local government

11 November 2014
Voting ends this week in pay consultation ballots of local government workers in England and Wales.

Sheffield bins strike goes all out to win

04 November 2014
Recycling workers in the GMB union in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, began an indefinite strike last Saturday.

Reject pay proposal in local government

28 October 2014
Unison leaders face a serious kickback over their decision to call off a local government strike on 14 October.

Council workers set to strike across Scotland

14 October 2014
Some 80,000 public sector workers plan to strike across Scotland on Tuesday of next week. 

Property vultures are set for a killing on council homes

30 September 2014
The rich plan to snap up even more public land at the Mipim UK 2014 property fair - with the help of councillors

Care workers set to coordinate further action with national public sector strikes

23 September 2014
Care workers in the Unison union struck last week in their dispute over pay with bosses at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London.

Birmingham council to axe 6,000 jobs

23 September 2014
Birmingham city council has announced it is going to cut 6,000 jobs over the next three years.

Bin workers are back out in Brighton

23 September 2014
Brighton and Hove refuse and recycling drivers were set to strike for a further three days as part of an ongoing dispute over pay and allowances.

Kirklees council bosses suspend job threats and offer talks

16 September 2014
Kirklees Council has suspended the threat to sack and re-engage its staff on new terms and conditions. This comes after Unison members voted by 73 percent to strike in an indicative ballot.

Care workers in Barnet and Doncaster strike together against low pay

09 September 2014
Striking care workers in Doncaster and London brought their struggles together on Tuesday of this week in their fight against low pay and privatisation.

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