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Protesters defend Barnsley Library

04 February 2014
Up to 70 chanting protesters encircled the entrances to Barnsley Town Hall on Wednesday of last week.

Day of action over local government pay can be a springboard to strikes

21 January 2014
Local government workers are organising a day of action over pay on Tuesday 4 February. The Unison, GMB and Unite unions are backing the action.

Council workers and anti-fracking protesters unite in Salford

21 January 2014
Some 200 council workers and anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the Swinton Civic Centre on Wednesday of last week.

Unison calls for protests over local government pay

14 January 2014
The Unison union has called a day of action for local government workers on Tuesday 4 February.

Glasgow's care workers strike against the bosses

14 January 2014
Care workers in Glasgow City Council’s residential homes began a two-day strike on Tuesday of this week.

Council workers in Glasgow and Sheffield prepare for pay action

07 January 2014
Social work residential workers in Glasgow were considering plans for industrial action as Socialist Worker went to press.

Council housing selloffs are creating a living hell

29 October 2013
Council housing in Southwark, south London, “is not in as good a condition as everyone wants it to be”.

Southwark tenants hit out as council takes thousands to court over council tax

22 October 2013
Southwark council summonsed more than 5,000 poor households to Camberwell Magistrates Court on Friday of last week because of council tax arrears.

New offer is not enough for council workers in South Gloucestershire

22 October 2013
Council workers in South Gloucestershire called off a planned strike last week after management made them an offer.

Stirling council pay dispute could escalate

15 October 2013
Unison union members at Stirling council are promising to step up industrial action to defend pay and conditions.

Workers at South Gloucestershire council stage solid third walkout over pay

15 October 2013
Workers at South Gloucestershire council struck for six hours last Friday in an ongoing dispute over attacks on their pay.

Council workers strike back at attacks on pay

08 October 2013
Unison union members at South Gloucestershire council struck for a second day last Saturday in a continuing dispute over attacks on their pay.

Support council workers’ walkout in Gloucestershire

24 September 2013
Workers in South Gloucestershire council Unison are set to strike against the removal of enhanced pay for Saturday working. A massive 92 percent backed strikes in a recent ballot. Union membership has risen dramatically during the campaign for industrial action.

Glasgow social work unofficial strike beats bosses

24 September 2013
Glasgow social workers unofficial walkout spread across the whole of the city council's Homeless Service to win reinstatement of of suspended colleague

Glasgow social workers stage unofficial walkout

15 September 2013
A group of social workers in Glasgow walked out unofficially last Friday afternoon. All ten workers in the office walked out.

Victory for campaigners as council backs off from bedroom tax evictions

30 August 2013
Campaigners in Viewpark, Uddingston, scored a massive victory against the bedroom tax yesterday, forcing North Lanarkshire council to back off from threats to evict tenants.

Council workers' strike in Stirling and Brighton

27 August 2013
Workers at Stirling council in central Scotland struck against a 4.5 percent pay cut on Monday of this week.

Local government workers take on council bosses around Britain

13 August 2013
The result of Unison’s local government pay ballot in Scotland was due to be announced as Socialist Worker went to press.

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