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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.

Doncaster care workers strike against brutal attacks on pay by Care UK

01 March 2014
Over 100 striking care workers joined a noisy rally in the centre of Doncaster today, Saturday. The Unison union members are in the middle of a seven-day strike.

Care workers call nine days of strikes

25 February 2014
Care workers in Glasgow are preparing for a series of 72-hour strikes.

Care workers rattle council bosses by escalating strike

18 February 2014
Council care workers in Glasgow residential homes voted unanimously for another three 72-hour strikes at the end of a three-day strike last week.

Care workers in Glasgow walk out again over bosses’ attacks

28 January 2014
Care workers in Glasgow City Council’s residential homes struck for 48 hours on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The Unison union members came out for the second time in a fortnight to resist pay cuts of up to £1,495 a year. 

Glasgow care workers announce 48-hour strike

21 January 2014
Care workers in Glasgow City Council’s residential homes have announced another 48 hour strike. They are set to strike on Monday and Tuesday next week.

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