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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.

New council cuts will hit the poorest

18 February 2014
A new wave of council spending cuts is set to hit the poorest areas the hardest.

Wigan workers set to ballot over cuts

18 February 2014
Over 300 workers at Wigan council will begin balloting for industrial action this week. 

Care workers rattle council bosses by escalating strike

18 February 2014
Council care workers in Glasgow residential homes voted unanimously for another three 72-hour strikes at the end of a three-day strike last week.

Action planned in Glasgow and Leeds

11 February 2014
Care workers in Glasgow residential homes were set to strike for 72 hours from Friday morning of this week.

Council workers are fed up of 'peanuts' pay

04 February 2014
Local government workers across Britain joined protests for a decent pay rise on Tuesday of this week.

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.

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