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Why local government workers should vote Yes to strike

27 May 2014
From classroom assistants to social workers, and from gardeners to engineers, up to a million local government workers are voting on strikes over the next few weeks after employers awarded them a pay rise of just 1 percent. Socialist Worker explains why Unison and GMB union members should vote Yes

Local government pay ballot could boost united walkouts

20 May 2014
The possibility of more than a million workers striking together in July has moved a step closer. The GMB union announced on Friday of last week that it is balloting 220,000 of its members in local government and schools over whether to strike over attacks on their pay.

Local government unions set to begin consultation over 1 percent pay offer

25 March 2014
Unison, Unite and GMB, the local government unions, are to begin an immediate consultation of their members over employers’ lousy 1 percent pay offer.

Angry lobby over cuts to Sandwell youth services

25 March 2014
Some 200 people gathered at Sandwell Council in the West Midlands to lobby against significant cuts to youth services on Wednesday of last week.

Local government unions fury at lack of pay offer

04 March 2014
Local government workers in Unison, GMB and Unite unions are furious at bosses’ failure to make a pay offer for this year.

Unison sets local government pay ultimatum

25 February 2014
Unison has given local government bosses until 1 April to respond to unions’ pay claim or they will begin a national branch consultation.

Council workers are fed up of 'peanuts' pay

04 February 2014
Local government workers across Britain joined protests for a decent pay rise on Tuesday of this week.

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