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Fighting Labour library cuts in Bradford

Fighting Labour library cuts in Bradford Over 160 people joined an angry meeting in Keighley Civic Centre in Bradford, West Yorkshire, to stop the cuts to libraries and museums.

All-out strike by Bromley library workers wins backing at TUC

All-out strike by Bromley library workers wins backing at TUC Striking bromley library workers received a very warm welcome from delegates to the TUC union federation’s conference in Brighton last Sunday.

Local government round up: Bromley library strikers can bring bosses to book

Local government round up: Bromley library strikers can bring bosses to book Library workers on strike in south east London were set to protest outside a council committee meeting on Tuesday night as Socialist Worker went to press.

Local government unions start pay campaign

Local government unions start pay campaign Trade unions representing local government workers submitted a 10 percent pay claim last week.

All-out strike over pay and outsourcing hits London - and needs your support

All-out strike over pay and outsourcing hits London - and needs your support Cleaners and caterers at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (Beis) began an all-out indefinite strike this week.

Unison local government conferences debates how best to resist Tory austerity

Unison local government conferences debates how best to resist Tory austerity Hundreds of delegates spent two days thrashing out how to fight austerity at the Unison union local government conference this week.

Strikers in Camden win pay rise off outsourcer

11 June 2019
Traffic wardens show that striking can get results after forcing bosses into paying up, reports Sarah Bates

Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute

17 May 2019
Striking home workers are celebrating after Birmingham City Council seems to have backed off from attacks on their jobs.

Striking against the outsourcing bosses

14 May 2019
A seven-day strike by social care support workers in Merseyside has brought their bosses to the negotiating table.

Labour promises end to slum office housing—but Labour councils still send tenants to live in them

24 April 2019
Labour has pledged to end the scandal of developers converting office blocks into flats if it wins the next election

Workers refuse to accept new rubbish shift pattern

02 April 2019
Bin workers at Angus council, in the east of Scotland, have announced 16 strike days against plans to implement a punishing split-shift system.

Pay to play—Developers conspire to segregate playgrounds between rich and poor

31 March 2019
A scandal over access to a communal play area has raised wider questions about the ownership of public space under capitalism, writes Alistair Farrow

‘Triple whammy’ of Tory cuts has hit working class women

07 March 2019
Heather Wakefield, author of a new report, said, “Austerity is shrinking women’s lives.”

Clamping the bosses—Camden traffic wardens' strike

19 February 2019
Jenny is glad she lives in a different London borough to the one she works in. That’s because Jenny is a traffic warden, and the abuse she suffers would make her fear leaving her home.

1,000 people rally against library cuts in Chelmsford

12 February 2019
Around 1,000 people joined a protest against library service cuts in Chelmsford

‘We won’t let the NSL bosses push us around,’ say strikers

12 February 2019
Striking traffic wardens aren’t giving up on their fight for better pay—despite an insulting offer from bosses.

Strikes get bigger for Camden traffic wardens - show solidarity on Saturday

07 February 2019
Strikers in Camden took their message directly to the Labour-run local authority’s swanky headquarters on Thursday.

We're cut as the rich prosper

29 January 2019
Working class people everywhere have been hit hard by Tory cuts.

Palestine activist Paul Jonson reinstated after antisemitism claim is rejected

20 December 2018
A council worker suspended from his job for criticising Israel has been reinstated.

Birmingham care workers keep up fight

20 November 2018
Homecare workers at Birmingham City Council are set for a five-day strike. More solidarity from other workers can help them to win, says Sarah Bates

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