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Exclusive - London councils house vulnerable residents on industrial estates

Exclusive - London councils house vulnerable residents on industrial estates London boroughs are sending people to live on industrial estates in Harlow, Essex.

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

School and council workers are set for equal pay action in Glasgow Thousands of workers in Glasgow council are preparing for strikes over equal pay.

Kirklees bin workers vote for indefinite strike

Kirklees bin workers vote for indefinite strike Kirklees bin workers, members of the Unison union, have voted to start an indefinite strike

Birmingham care strikers need support

Birmingham care strikers need support 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.

It’s back to the picket lines for East Dunbartonshire

04 September 2018
Workers at East Dunbartonshire council, which borders Glasgow, are preparing a return to the picket lines after negotiations broke down.

Glasgow council workers could strike for equal pay

21 August 2018
Thousands of workers in Glasgow are preparing to build a huge result in a strike ballot that is part of a fight for equal pay

Campaigners protest as Northamptonshire council votes through brutal cuts plan

10 August 2018
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) voted through swingeing cuts on Wednesday. Council services are set to be completely decimated.

Northamptonshire council crisis means most vulnerable will pay

02 August 2018
Northamptonshire county council (NCC) is teetering on the edge of complete disaster, leaving lives at risk.

Kirklees bins workers win their battle over bullying

24 July 2018
Bin workers in the Unison union at Kirklees council in West Yorkshire have won an important fight.

Bins strike to stop racism and bullying

03 July 2018
Some 80 bin workers in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, began a six-day strike on Tuesday.

Tories must deliver after pledge on Salford childcare

03 July 2018
Salford Save Our Nurseries Campaign is asking its supporters to join a lobby of education secretary Damien Hinds and minister Nadhim Zahawi.

Workers shut down East Dunbartonshire council services over attacks on conditions

26 June 2018
A four-day strike has brought huge sections of East Dunbartonshire council to a standstill

Reports round-up: No welcome for the Ineos fracking plan in Derbyshire

26 June 2018
Over 100 anti-fracking campaigners from North Derbyshire and beyond gathered outside Chesterfield Assembly Rooms last week.

Unison conference cheers the workers who are fighting back

19 June 2018
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

12 June 2018
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

05 June 2018
Housing workers are fighting attacks on pay in Tower Hamlets, east London.

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

08 May 2018
Results of two important ballots were due this week in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

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