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Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis

Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis Councils and care bosses are asking people to fend for themselves 

Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe

Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe Matt, a Unison union rep in Tower Hamlets, says, "There’s contempt for managers that kept facilities open despite the threat to the health of the staff.”

Local government round up: Success for battling Bexley bin workers

Local government round up: Success for battling Bexley bin workers Bin workers in south east London won health and safety demands over coronavirus after a walkout on Wednesday of last week.

Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike

Thousands of council workers are set for Tower Hamlets strike around 4,000 workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

‘We will strike until we win,’ say traffic wardens

‘We will strike until we win,’ say traffic wardens Traffic wardens in Hackney, east London, have vowed to keep up the fight over pay and terms and conditions.

Bosses can’t beat us say traffic wardens

Bosses can’t beat us say traffic wardens Traffic wardens in Hackney, east London, were gearing up for a protest at outsourcer Apcoa’s headquarters on Friday this week

Workers in Tower Hamlets fight Labour council’s plan for cuts

18 February 2020
Workers in Tower Hamlets, east London, are redoubling their efforts to fight back against a Labour council determined to carry out brutal attacks

No-cuts pledge from Liverpool mayor reopens debates for Labour

04 February 2020
A Labour Party mayor has said his council will refuse to implement any more cuts—raising the prospect of a fight with the Tory government.

Bromley library workers go back to work

04 February 2020
Library workers in Bromley, south east London, went back to work on Wednesday after an all-out strike that lasted eight months.

Services brought in-house after action hits Sirona

28 January 2020
In a welcome victory for the defence of public services, adult social care services are coming back into the control of the local council in Bath and North East Somerset.

Schools and councils round-up: strikes over ‘bullying,’ academies and more

14 January 2020
Workers at St Catherine’s Catholic School for Girls in south east London resumed their strikes this week with a three-day walkout from Tuesday.

Children at risk because of care crisis

14 January 2020
The Children’s Commissioner has warned that social care is “in crisis” after new figures showed the number of children in care has reached a ten-year high.

Frimley health workers strike to stay with the NHS

17 December 2019
Hundreds of health workers in Berkshire and Surrey were set to launch a three-day walkout against privatisation on Wednesday this week.

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule

17 November 2019
A decade of Tory rule has slashed key services, savaged spending and driven more people into poverty. And if they aren’t kicked out, life for working class people is set to get worse, report Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Library and museum workers strike against savage cuts in Bradford

05 November 2019
Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire began a three-day walkout against millions of pounds of cuts on Tuesday.

Bradford library workers bring the bosses to book

22 October 2019
Library and museum workers in West Yorkshire staged the first of 14 walkouts against funding cuts this week.

Fighting Labour library cuts in Bradford

24 September 2019
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

10 September 2019
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

03 September 2019
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

30 July 2019
Trade unions representing local government workers submitted a 10 percent pay claim last week.

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