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Unison conference cheers the workers who are fighting back

Unison conference cheers the workers who are fighting back Over 800 delegates attended the Unison union’s local government conference in Brighton on Sunday and Monday.

Housing workers feel strong striking for fair pay

Housing workers feel strong striking for fair pay Workers at Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) began the second week of their two- week strike on Monday.

A two-week walkout in Tower Hamlets takes on housing bosses over pay

A two-week walkout in Tower Hamlets takes on housing bosses over pay Housing workers are fighting attacks on pay in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Kirklees bin workers vote for strikes and college workers could be next

Kirklees bin workers vote for strikes and college workers could be next Results of two important ballots were due this week in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

Big march planned to save Salford nurseries

Big march planned to save Salford nurseries We’re expecting an important protest this Saturday in the battle to save five nurseries in Salford, Greater Manchester.

Fighting back because we care - Birmingham home care workers speak out

19 March 2018
Women workers in Birmingham spoke to Sarah Bates about their battle to stop a Labour council attacking a key service in the city

Opposition pushes back Salford nursery cuts plan

27 February 2018
A controversial consultation on closing all five council-run nurseries in Salford, Greater Manchester, has been postponed following public opposition.

Campaign to fight Labour council’s nursery closures

20 February 2018
Over 250 parents, nursery workers and trade unionists vowed to stop nursery closures in Salford, Greater Manchester, at a meeting last Saturday.

Service users fight Labour council's plans to close their adult day care centre

15 February 2018
Service users and their families are fighting to save their vital adult day care centre from the brutal cuts of Birmingham council.

Half a million children in poverty because of Tory pay and benefit cuts

14 February 2018
One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of March, unions have warned.

Birmingham care workers strike for jobs and services

06 February 2018
Over 100 striking Birmingham home care workers held a defiant protest outside the city’s council chambers during their strike on Tuesday.

Fight to win the vote for pay battle in local government

29 January 2018
There’s a chance to give new life to the sruggle over pay in the public services after a key Unison union body voted against the pay offer in local government

Keep up the Glasgow equal pay fight

23 January 2018
Low paid women workers are one step closer to justice in their decade-long fight against Glasgow City Council. But they have to keep up the pressure.

Reports round-up: Glasgow equal pay campaign

16 January 2018
Also, anti-fracking protest in York, Bradford children's services at risk and more

Hundreds of Birmingham care workers set to strike over cuts and rotas

16 January 2018
Hundreds of vital workers in Birmingham are striking to save a home care service from cuts.

Unite union calls on members to reject the pay offer in local government

16 January 2018
The Unite union is calling on its members in English and Welsh local government to reject their pay offer in a consultative ballot.

Home care workers saving service from destruction

09 January 2018
Around 350 home care workers in Birmingham plan to strike later this month

Anger as Labour council in Bradford plans huge ‘ideological’ cuts to children’s services

26 November 2017
Bradford People’s Assembly says it has obtained documents revealing that the plans are not the result of funding cuts by central government

Unions back the fight against council’s cuts to South Yorkshire Women’s Aid

31 October 2017
Also: Equal pay fight in Glasgow | Child services to be slashed in Bradford

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