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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.

Big march planned to save Salford nurseries

20 March 2018
We’re expecting an important protest this Saturday in the battle to save five nurseries in Salford, Greater Manchester.

No to rotten pay deal in local government

20 March 2018
 

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.

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