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Sunak savages workers as Tories signal new austerity assaults

Sunak savages workers as Tories signal new austerity assaults Although it is just the beginning, it is a clear signal that the Tories want working class people to bail out a system in crisis.

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis Croydon council in south London has issued a section 114 notice banning all spending except for statutory services for vulnerable people.

Tower Hamlets strikers block road as defiant resistance continues

Tower Hamlets strikers block road as defiant resistance continues Workers in east London finished their latest round of strikes by marching to demand the Labour council call off their attacks.

Tower Hamlets strikers savage Labour mayor and his vicious attacks

Tower Hamlets strikers savage Labour mayor and his vicious attacks Workers in east London have fired the opening shot in the latest round of council strikes.

Back new strikes by Tower Hamlets council workers

Back new strikes by Tower Hamlets council workers A THREE-DAY strike was set to hit Tower Hamlets council this week, with workers planning to walk out to defend terms and conditions.

Bin workers strike for pay and respect

Bin workers strike for pay and respect Bin workers in south London are taking the fight against poverty pay to the outsourcing giant Serco.

A win for Tower Hamlets council workers would be a victory for us all

17 July 2020
Striking council workers in east London concluded their second round of strikes on Friday with defiant picket lines and a vow to keep on fighting.

Determined Tower Hamlets workers begin second three-day strike

15 July 2020
Scenes of resistance erupted on the streets of Tower Hamlets on Wednesday as council workers across the borough struck to defend their jobs.

Councils use virus crisis to plan grim new cuts

14 July 2020
Local councils across England plan swingeing cuts in the wake of the ­coronavirus pandemic.

Tower Hamlets workers say, ‘We can win this strike’

12 July 2020
Some 1,500 workers in east London are standing up to a bullying Labour council hellbent on making their lives worse. Sarah Bates spoke to strikers about why workers are angry, what’s at stake and why solidarity matters

Step up solidarity as Tower Hamlets strikers prepare for more action

07 July 2020
More strikes are likely next week in this important dispute

Tower Hamlets workers strike as Labour council forces through attack on contracts

06 July 2020
Tower Hamlets council workers vowed to keep up the fight as the Labour-run council sacked and rehired them on worse contracts

Striking Tower Hamlets council workers launch fightback over contracts

03 July 2020
Hundreds of council workers walked out against the Labour-run local authority’s “betrayal of key workers” during coronavirus

Reject local government pay offer and raise anti-racist solidarity

23 June 2020
Consultation with Unison union members on a 2.75 percent pay offer to local government workers in England and Wales is underway.

Tower Hamlets strikes called + Reject pay deal + Councils in cash crisis

16 June 2020
Unison union members are set to strike on 3, 6, 7, 14, 15 and 16 July.

Medway TUC organises action to support suspended bin workers

06 May 2020
Medway trades union council organised a drive-by this week to show solidarity with eight suspended bin workers.

Councils in crisis as Tories won’t pay up

04 May 2020
Vital public services are threatened as the Tory government fails to cough up the cash for local government.

Action is needed to win council workers’ pay rise +Merthyr victory + Dundee carers

21 April 2020
Local government employers in England and Wales last week offered just a 2.75 percent pay rise for over a million workers for 2020-21.

Tower Hamlets council retreats—for the moment

14 April 2020
in a dramatic move, the Labour council said it would suspend its attacks on workers until June.

Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis

29 March 2020
Councils and care bosses are asking people to fend for themselves 

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