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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

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.

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.

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.

Former Labour councillors in Hull say 'Socialists need to take a stand against cuts'

09 September 2014
Labour is not providing an alternative to the misery and anger that the Tories’ cuts are creating, say two former Labour Party councillors.

Workers defeat Glasgow Life's protest ban

29 July 2014
Up to 100 Unison union members and their supporters protested outside Glasgow City Council Chambers and Kelvingrove Art Gallery last week.

Support grows for South Yorkshire freedom riders after police violence at protest

25 June 2014
Support has flooded in for freedom ride protesters in Barnsley after police arrested two protesters on Monday of this week.

Walkout in Wigan over council cuts

13 May 2014
More than 300 workers at Wigan’s Labour-run council are set to walk out on Thursday of this week over a cut to their essential car users’ allowance.

Freedom riders pile the pressure on South Yorkshire councils

22 April 2014
Over 100 Freedom Ride protesters continued their protests on Tuesday of this week against the axing of free train travel for older and disabled people.

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