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Striking Tower Hamlets council workers launch fightback over contracts

Striking Tower Hamlets council workers launch fightback over contracts 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

Reject local government pay offer and raise anti-racist solidarity 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

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

Medway TUC organises action to support suspended bin workers 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

Councils in crisis as Tories won’t pay up 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

Action is needed to win council workers’ pay rise +Merthyr victory + Dundee carers 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Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis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 

Workers force closure of libraries they say are unsafe

26 March 2020
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

24 March 2020
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

17 March 2020
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

25 February 2020
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

18 February 2020
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.

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