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Barnet Unison union ballot over outsourcing

17 March 2015
Tory-controlled Barnet council in north London has provoked a major strike ballot of Unison union members against mass outsourcing.

Refuse strike on the cards in Barking and Dagenham

10 March 2015
Refuse workers in the GMB union at Barking and Dagenham council could strike if the council refuses to reverse cuts. 

Opposing Tory mayor Boris Johnson's budget

24 February 2015
Protesters blocked the entrance to London’s City Hall on Monday of this week as Tory mayor Boris Johnson prepared to present his budget.

Fury as councils push through further cuts

24 February 2015
As anti-cuts protests took place across Britain last week a nightmare vision of the future of local services came from Northamptonshire.

Protests as councils get set for deepest cuts yet

10 February 2015
Also: National Libraries Day protests and a "smart" rally in Manchester

Campaigners fight back as councils push through cuts

09 December 2014
Councils across Britain continue to implement Tory austerity. 

Unison conference recalled in revolt over local government pay

09 December 2014
The rank and file of Unison has forced the union’s leadership to hold a special recall conference for the local government sector.

Rebellion over Unison local government pay sellout grows in strength

02 December 2014
The revolt inside the Unison union against the leadership’s sell out of members in local government over pay is growing.

Anger at union leaders after pay ‘betrayal’ in local government

18 November 2014
The rotten pay proposal cooked up by leaders of the Unison, GMB and Unite union leaderships has now settled the dispute with local government employers.

Oppose Islamophobic witch hunt against Lutfur Rahman in Tower Hamlets

11 November 2014
The Tories have launched an assault on Tower Hamlets council in east London. They plan to send in a “takeover squad” to run parts of the authority.

Pay ballots set to end in local government

11 November 2014
Voting ends this week in pay consultation ballots of local government workers in England and Wales.

Workers vote to accept local government deal in Scotland

04 November 2014
Local government workers in Scotland have voted by more than two-thirds to accept a revised pay proposal from council bosses.

Reject rotten local government pay proposal

04 November 2014
The Unison, GMB and Unite unions are holding a consultative ballot of local government members in England and Wales over pay. 

Sheffield bins strike goes all out to win

04 November 2014
Recycling workers in the GMB union in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, began an indefinite strike last Saturday.

Victory in Greenwich libraries walkout

04 November 2014
Library workers in Greenwich, south east London, have beaten private bosses’ attacks on bosses and pay.

Reject pay proposal in local government

28 October 2014
Unison leaders face a serious kickback over their decision to call off a local government strike on 14 October.

Local government workers organise to throw out shoddy pay 'deals' and restart strikes

21 October 2014
A revolt is growing among local government workers after unions suspended strikes over pay.

Victory for Sandwell Council workers as they beat back bosses’ pay cuts plan

21 October 2014
Children’s admin workers at Sandwell Council have defeated bosses’ plans to downgrade their posts and cut their pay by up to £4,000 a year.

Council workers set to strike across Scotland

14 October 2014
Some 80,000 public sector workers plan to strike across Scotland on Tuesday of next week. 

Local government strike off but no concessions on pay

14 October 2014
A strike over pay by hundreds of thousands of local government workers scheduled for Tuesday of this week was suspended last week.

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