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Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute

Birmingham care workers promised victory in dispute Striking home workers are celebrating after Birmingham City Council seems to have backed off from attacks on their jobs.

Striking against the outsourcing bosses

Striking against the outsourcing bosses 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

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

Workers refuse to accept new rubbish shift pattern 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

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

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

Exclusive - London councils house vulnerable residents on industrial estates

04 November 2018
London boroughs are sending people to live on industrial estates in Harlow, Essex.

Local government round-up—Salford nurseries and Scottish local government pay

30 October 2018
Protest demands Salford council funds nurseries

Teaching assistants & dinner ladies unite

23 October 2018
 

School and council workers are set for equal pay action in Glasgow

02 October 2018
Thousands of workers in Glasgow council are preparing for strikes over equal pay.

Kirklees bin workers vote for indefinite strike

18 September 2018
Kirklees bin workers, members of the Unison union, have voted to start an indefinite strike

Birmingham care strikers need support

11 September 2018
Home care workers in Birmingham are determined to win their battle to defend services, as their dispute should become a focus for the trade union movement.

Northamptonshire borough councils dissolve themselves

04 September 2018
Borough councils in Northamptonshire overwhelmingly voted to effectively dissolve themselves last week.

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