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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.

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.

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.

Wigan workers set to ballot over cuts

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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