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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. 

The terrible price of ‘conveyor belt social care’

06 May 2014
Workers who care for elderly and disabled people are under attack in the media and from greedy new bosses racing to cut corners. They spoke to Raymie Kiernan about how privatisation and cuts are making life in care homes more stressful and dangerous—for workers and those they care for

Workers out for 14 days in Doncaster - determined to beat Care UK

06 May 2014
Care UK workers in Doncaster began a 14-day strike on Monday of this week. The leading NHS privatiser has launched a massive attack on workers with the introduction of new contracts last month. 

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.

Care UK strikers step up fight with 14-day stoppage

29 April 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers were set to start a two-week strike on Monday of next week. It’s an escalation of their ongoing dispute against attacks on terms and conditions.

Gwalia care home staff walk out over private bosses’ cuts

29 April 2014
Care workers in Neath Port Talbot, south Wales, were set to strike on Tuesday of next week. They face attacks on jobs and conditions—and a pay cut of up to 16 percent.

Care UK workers plan two-week strike as bosses offer bribes

22 April 2014
Doncaster strikers are stepping up their fight against Care UK bosses, reports Raymie Kiernan

Doncaster rally for Care UK workers as new four-day strike set to begin

15 April 2014
Care UK workers in Doncaster are set to strike for another four days over the Easter weekend starting on Friday this week.

Care UK workers stand firm with fresh strikes in Doncaster

08 April 2014
Carers for adults with learning disabilities in Doncaster struck for 48 hours from last Sunday. The Unison union members are fighting Care UK bosses’ attempts to slash their pay and conditions by forcing them to sign new contracts.

Fight to stop the NHS vultures

25 March 2014
Roger Hutt, a Care UK striker, is clear about the Tories’ aims for the health service. “Our society is defined by how we look after the most vulnerable,” he said. “But this lot want to erode our NHS and the welfare state.”

‘If Care UK gets away with it here, God help the NHS’, says Doncaster striker

25 March 2014
A firm at the forefront of NHS privatisation faces a rebellion from its own staff. Workers who care for adults with learning disabilities in Doncaster ended their second seven-day strike in a month on Tuesday of this week.

Glasgow care workers accept an improved offer

25 March 2014
Unison union members in Glasgow City Council’s residential homes for older people have voted to accept an improved offer by 69 percent to 31 percent. 

Decision due in Glasgow care workers' ballot

18 March 2014
The result of Glasgow residential care workers’ ballot on an improved offer from council bosses was due as Socialist Worker went to press.

Glasgow care workers' strikes force council to offer a sweetener

11 March 2014
The Unison union has suspended the first two of three 72-hour strikes by residential care workers in Glasgow. The first walkout was set to start on Friday of last week.

Doncaster care workers vote for new seven-day strike

11 March 2014
Care UK workers in Doncaster have unanimously for more strikes against pay cuts

Doncaster carers stage 7-day walkout against Care UK pay cuts

04 March 2014
Over 150 care workers in Doncaster are taking on private firm Care UK after the firm announced pay cuts of up to 50 percent. Julie Sherry, Trev Jones and Jim Board report from the strike

New offer on the table as Glasgow care workers prepare to strike

04 March 2014
Glasgow residential care workers were set to meet on Wednesday and Thursday of this week to consider an improved offer from bosses.

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