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Your Choice Barnet care workers strike back against pay cut

22 January 2015
Care workers in north London walked out today, Thursday, to begin a two-day strike against an imposed 9.5 percent pay cut – their fifth strike day in as many months.

Workers say Care UK pay deal is nothing to celebrate

02 December 2014
After 90 days of strikes care workers in Doncaster have voted to accept a new pay offer.

Up against the clock - the truth about night shift work

18 November 2014
Shift work is putting the health of millions of people in danger with regular reports detailing the risks. Raymie Kiernan spoke to workers whose body clocks are driven haywire by relentless rotas

In pictures: Hundreds protest against Glasgow mental health cuts

14 November 2014
Up to 500 people protested outside Glasgow City Chambers on Wednesday of this week against a proposed 40 percent funding cut to Glasgow Association of Mental Health.

32-day mental health walkout over working patterns in Brighton

11 November 2014
Brighton and Hove City Council mental health staff are holding a 32-day strike over working patterns imposed by bosses.

Bosses offer deal to end longrunning Care UK dispute

11 November 2014
Raymie Kiernan considers what is at stake for Doncaster Care UK workers as they vote on a new offer

St Mungo's strikers say: 'We won, so can you'

11 November 2014
When bosses tried to slash our ­conditions and break our union, we had to fight back

Resist cuts to mental health services in Glasgow

11 November 2014
Labour-run Glasgow City Council is poised to make potentially fatal cuts to Glasgow Association of Mental Health (GAMH).

All out for ten days in St Mungo’s Broadway next strike

04 November 2014
Unite union members at homelessness charity St Mungo’s Broadway were set to begin a ten-day strike from 8am on Wednesday of this week.

Staff and residents put at risk by lax new care rules

28 October 2014
Care homes have now been deregulated to the point that operators are not being required to put in place emergency procedures.

Barnet care staff reject shoddy pay deal

28 October 2014
Your Choice Barnet (YCB) workers in north London have resoundingly rejected the latest ‘improved’ pay cut from bosses at the council-controlled company.

Resist attempts to try and break care staff

21 October 2014
Strikers at Care UK in Doncaster ended a three-week strike last Sunday. The care workers have now struck for 90 days in eight months.

Your Choice Barnet workers ballot on new offer

21 October 2014
A ballot by Unison union members at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) ends on Thursday of this week. 

Crunch time in Doncaster Care UK dispute

14 October 2014
Also: Your Choice Barnet strike called off

Watchdog slams standards at Suffolk care home run by private health firm Care UK

07 October 2014
A damning Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into a Suffolk residential care home reveals the standards of care deemed acceptable by owners Care UK.

Historic Care UK strike needs national union support

07 October 2014
Doncaster Care UK strikers are set to become the longest ever health strikers in Britain on their 81st strike day on Friday of this week. 

Your Choice Barnet workers bear brunt of Tories’ privatisation

07 October 2014
Care workers at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London have announced two strike days.

Doncaster Care UK strikers need national backing for their pay fight

30 September 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers launched a fresh three-week strike on Monday of this week. 

Barnet care row reveals cash flaws in Tory business plan

30 September 2014
Tory-run Barnet Council in north London is giving preferential treatment to private firms over its own local authority trading company, Your Choice Barnet (YCB).

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.

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