23 February 2016
The supposedly “anti-austerity” Scottish National Party (SNP) is slashing £500 million from Scottish council budgets this year. The Scottish government’s budget was set to be finalised in Holyrood this week, signalling the start of another round of severe local government cuts.
16 February 2016
The Tories are licking their lips as more savage cuts to local services start to bite. Raymie Kiernan looks at what’s at stake
16 February 2016
Strike for children's services in Oxfordshire | Unofficial walkout hits Coventry bins | No trust imposition say Sandwell children's service workers | Day of action against Sports Direct shame | Students march to stop Nazis in Kent | Protest supports the Heathrow 13 | No public cash to referendum racists
09 February 2016
The TUC’s week of action against the Trade Union Bill began on Monday with plans for workers to hold workplace meetings and protests against the new anti-union laws.
02 February 2016
Hundreds of people marched through Dundee last Saturday against plans to cut council jobs.
02 February 2016
Library workers in two south London boroughs were set to strike on Monday of next week to defend local library services.
26 January 2016
Also: fighting dismissals at Glasgow Life
19 January 2016
Some 130 primary school janitors in Glasgow are refusing to clear snow or spread grit in a row over “dirty money” with bosses at council-owned Cordia.
18 January 2016
The government plans to put the renewal of Britain’s Trident nuclear submarine programme to the vote later this year. It wants to spend more than £160 billion on four Scottish-based submarines whose only purpose is to threaten the whole of humanity.
10 November 2015
Over 500 people marched against library closures by Labour-run Lambeth council in south London last Saturday.
27 October 2015
North Lanarkshire’s Labour-run council is proposing to axe up to 1,500 jobs and slash over £45 million over the next two years.
20 October 2015
Northumbrian water workers; Unite call of EDF strike; Mimpin property fair; victory at Ministry of Justice; Lambeth libraries demo called
13 October 2015
Some 300 people protested against library closures in Lambeth, south London, on Monday of this week.
06 October 2015
Workers at Barnet council in north London were set to strike for 24 hours on Wednesday of this week.
29 September 2015
Workers at Barnet Council in north London were set to strike during the Tory party conference to highlight the danger of outsourcing local government services.
22 September 2015
Unison union officials at Edinburgh council have warned of strikes against bosses’ plans to axe as many as 3,000 jobs.
28 July 2015
Selling off services means misery for ordinary people and more wealth for the rich—now the privateers are using cuts to grab more, writes Raymie Kiernan
16 June 2015
Workers debated their union's strategy for fighting cuts at Unison's local government conference
09 June 2015
Striking council workers have called for solidarity and coordinated resistance to the Tories’ plan to further slash public spending.
02 June 2015
Under growing pressure from the all-out homelessness caseworkers’ strike, bosses tried to sell a shoddy deal. Strikers spoke to Raymie Kiernan about the next steps in their struggle