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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.

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.

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

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. 

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

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.

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.

Doncaster Care UK workers meet to decide next move

27 May 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers’ strike committee was set to meet on Wednesday of this week to decide the next steps in their dispute. The Unison union members have struck for 34 days since the end of February. 

Care UK strikers say, ‘We can win this dispute’

20 May 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers finished a 14-day strike last Sunday in their continuing battle against bosses’ savage attacks on their pay and conditions. The Unison union members have now struck for 34 days since the end of February.

Doncaster Care UK strikers bring their message to bosses HQ in London

14 May 2014
Care UK’s owners, private equity firm Bridgepoint Capital, received a visit to their London offices this morning by angry striking care workers from Doncaster.

Roving pickets ramp up the pressure as Doncaster Care UK strike enters second week

13 May 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers are in their second week of a 14-day strike against savage attacks on their pay and conditions by bosses. 

After Unison postpones strike Gwalia workers say, ‘We won’t be walked over’

06 May 2014
A 12-hour strike by residential care workers in Neath Port Talbot, South Wales, set for Tuesday this week has been called off. A 24-hour strike has been called in its place from 7pm on Tuesday of next week.

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