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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.

More strikes called to take on Your Choice Barnet bosses

16 September 2014
Care workers in north London have announced four more days of strikes in their dispute over pay with bosses at Your Choice Barnet (YCB).

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.

Defend Unison union rep Claire Lyall

02 September 2014
A public petition has been launched to reinstate Claire Lyall, a community worker and Unison union vice-convenor of Glasgow social work shop stewards.

Your Choice Barnet care workers strike against pay cut

02 September 2014
Care workers at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London are set to strike on Monday and Tuesday of next week against a 9.5 percent pay cut.

Why won’t Labour back the Care UK strikers?

02 September 2014
Care UK strikers in Doncaster are calling on the Labour Party to back their struggle against the Tories’ NHS privatisation.

Care at a price — how the vultures cash in on people in need

02 September 2014
Vulnerable people and their care workers are losing out in a race to cut costs

Doncaster strikers say union should spread Care UK fightback

26 August 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers began a three-week strike on Monday of this week. 

Doncaster Care UK workers build for their longest walkout yet

19 August 2014
Workers at Care UK in Doncaster have voted unanimously for a three-week strike in their ongoing campaign to defend pay and conditions.

Defiant Doncaster Care UK workers vote for more strikes over pay

12 August 2014
Strikers at Care UK in Doncaster ended a two-week strike on Monday of this week and overwhelmingly voted for more strikes at a mass meeting.

Doncaster Care UK workers strike against low pay and attacks on NHS

05 August 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers are in their second week of a two-week strike. 

Care UK pay cuts made me homeless, says Doncaster striker

30 July 2014
Care UK workers in Doncaster are fighting pay cuts so devastating that they have already made one woman worker homeless.

Two-week strike set for Doncaster Care UK staff

29 July 2014
Care workers in Doncaster began a two-week strike on Tuesday of this week.

Care UK workers plot new struggle

15 July 2014
Care UK workers in Doncaster were set to meet this week to discuss the results of a strike ballot over a new pay claim of £7.65 an hour.

New ballot over pay claim at Care UK in Doncaster

08 July 2014
Care UK workers in Doncaster were set to begin a two-week strike ballot over a new pay claim on Wednesday of this week. They could strike from 25 July. 

The Tories' merger plan isn't about improving health or social care

08 July 2014
The political consensus to merge social care and the health service would be a disaster, unless the cuts are stopped and more funding is provided, writes Raymie Kiernan

Care UK staff determined to continue fight over pay

24 June 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers have voted by 85 percent for more strikes in a consultative ballot. The Unison union members will now ballot for strikes over pay. 

Industrial in brief

17 June 2014
Big majority for action at Newsquest | Hall cleaners fight to keep their jobs | Teachers to walk out over redundancies | NUT general secretary election | Gwalia care workers defend conditions | Justice for Domestic Workers protest

Desperate bosses try new bribe at Care UK

03 June 2014
Care UK workers are preparing to resume their battle against a savage attack on their pay and conditions.

100 percent strike vote to stop pay cuts at Your Choice Barnet

03 June 2014
Care workers in Barnet, north London, have delivered a thumping 100 percent vote to strike.

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