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'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.

Workers’ resolve forces Glasgow Labour council bosses to back off

24 May 2016
Bosses at Labour-run Glasgow City Council suffered a major embarassment last week as they were forced to reinstate public holidays they scrapped for council workers. The council claimed “significant progress delivering budget savings” meant it no longer planned to convert six public holidays into annual leave.

Durham teaching assistants defy Labour council’s ‘galling’ raid on pay

24 May 2016
Labour-run Durham County Council voted last week to sack 2,700 teaching assistants (TAs) and rehire them on worse contracts with up to 23 percent lower pay.

Striking Glasgow janitors raise safety fears

26 April 2016
Striking janitors in Glasgow, who held a solid three-day walkout last week, have raised major questions over safety as bosses try to undermine their strike.

South Ayrshire refuse workers keep up defiance

26 April 2016
South Ayrshire council plans to cut working conditions, radically change working hours and cut overtime rates for refuse workers. This has been met by determined action from the workers.

Clean up your act, janitors warn Glasgow council

19 April 2016
School janitors were set to walk out for three days on Wednesday as they resume their fight over equal pay with bosses at Cordia, a Glasgow council-owned firm.

Glasgow CCTV workers' strike puts council bosses under pressure

12 April 2016
Council officials and bosses at a Glasgow City Council-run company are starting to feel the pinch from strikes by CCTV workers.

Carnegie library occupation deepens cracks in the austerity Labour Party in Lambeth

05 April 2016
The Labour Party in Lambeth, South London, is in crisis after being caught off guard by the scale and determination of opposition to its council's library cuts. Councillors face strikes, protests and an occupation – while big chunks of their own party's membership are also attacking them.

Workers back council-wide strike to defend Lambeth library service

23 March 2016
The fight to save Lambeth libraries from the cuts of the south London Labour council is hotting up.

Lambeth library staff strike to stop Labour council's cuts

22 March 2016
Library workers in Lambeth, south London, began a solid two-day walkout on Tuesday in their battle against the Labour council’s deep and unpopular library cuts.

CCTV workers defy night shift robbery as Glasgow council cuts rebellion grows

22 March 2016
Glasgow trade unions are moving towards a council-wide strike against the cuts. The Labour-run administration is attacking workers’ terms and conditions.

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