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Striking teaching assistants besiege Derby council to overturn huge pay cut

31 January 2017
Around 150 teaching assistants (TAs) descended on Derby Council’s head office on Tuesday blowing whistles, ringing bells and waving flags and placards.

Tenants outraged as Labour council drives through Tory demolition

31 January 2017
Haringey residents are taking on the council over “redevelopment” that would destroy seven estates in north London writes Alistair Farrow

Glasgow council IT strikers show how to defend conditions

24 January 2017
Glasgow council IT workers voted last week to accept a deal that protects their jobs, terms and conditions and current employment status in the event of privatisation.

'We're not moving': revolt against plans to wreck council estates

19 January 2017
Tenants and residents in Haringey, north London, are fighting plans that could bulldoze seven council estates.

Labour council threatens to use Tory law against strikers

17 January 2017
A Labour-led council is threatening to use the Tory anti-union laws against a group of its own workers in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

Glasgow council strikers carry the fight into the new year

03 January 2017
Glasgow council workers were set to continue strikes against privatisation on Thursday.

Questions raised over Haringey council's housing deal

03 January 2017
The plan to redevelop vast swathes of Haringey, north London, had a spanner thrown in the works last month.

Scottish Labour and the SNP bicker over who’s to blame for council cuts

13 December 2016
Cuts to council budgets in Scotland could total £700 million by the end of this parliament according to a new report.

Trouble upon Tyne as Newcastle Labour chiefs threaten to slash wages

08 November 2016
A Labour council in the north east of England has told workers to take a pay cut of thousands of pounds or lose 100 jobs.

Why should Scottish FE college workers waste time voting on ‘not a penny more’?

08 November 2016
Also: Privatisation opens third front in Glasgow council battle

'We'd take money off the devil'—meet the property speculators carving up your city

21 October 2016
Alistair Farrow goes undercover at the Mipim UK property speculators' convention

Social care cuts feed back into NHS crisis

18 October 2016
Adult social care services in England are at “tipping point”, according to the Care Quality Commission watchdog.

Privatised staff fight back in Sheffield

11 October 2016
Two strikes in outsourced council services are exposing the cost of privatisation in Sheffield.

Housing demo hits awards event to protest over selloffs and demolitions

11 October 2016
Activists protested outside the annual Stirling Awards for architecture on Thursday of last week.

Janitors in Glasgow call a week-long strike over pay

09 August 2016
Janitors working for Glasgow City Council-owned firm Cordia were set to begin a five-day strike next Monday.

Reports round-up: Anti-fascists humiliate Nazi EDL in Nottingham

09 August 2016
Also: Unions slam payouts for post office bosses | Walkouts can win at London Met | Pride marches in Brighton and Leeds | Sussex hospital drivers vote to strike for liabilities | Nationwide gets shifty in Swindon | Cleaners' fight is over at 100 Wood Street | French state plans attack on ‘jungle’ | Protest in Brixton against arch-enemy council | Magistrates find against reverend’s tax protest

March in Bromley takes the road in protest at council cuts and privatisation

26 July 2016
A 400-strong march of council workers and their supporters defied cops in Bromley, south east London, last Saturday by taking the road and blocking traffic.

LETTERS: Cuts at councils are putting vulnerable children at risk

05 July 2016
The link between poverty and vulnerability is well known. There is a risk of children suffering harm ranging from emotional abuse to physical or sexual abuse.

Reports round-up

14 June 2016
Workers At 100 Wood Street corporate offices in the City of London financial district are on all-out strike.

Strike planned for libraries in Barnet

07 June 2016
Barnet council library workers in north London were set to strike for three days from Monday of next week against the Tory council’s plans to outsource the library service.

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