01 November 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in County Durham were set to strike next Tuesday and Wednesday. It will be their first walkout in a long-running dispute with the Labour council over a huge pay cut.
25 October 2016
Hundreds of workers employed by Glasgow City Council-run firms are taking action this week over conditions at the Labour council’s “arms-length” companies.
27 September 2016
Rank and file teaching assistants in Durham are fighting for their very livelihoods. Their battle has pitted them not just against the Labour-led council but their own union officials too.
20 September 2016
Striking teaching assistants lobbied MPs on Wednesday of last week, with five coachloads travelling down to Westminster from Derby.
23 August 2016
Around 80 campaigners protested in Lewisham, south east London, last Saturday against the Labour council’s cuts to the library service.
16 August 2016
Glasgow school janitors began a five-day strike on Monday in a long-running dispute over pay with bosses at Cordia, a city council-owned firm.
02 August 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Durham fighting the Labour council’s plans to slash their pay by 23 percent received a boost from Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn last week.
01 August 2016
What attitude should socialists take towards a scheme that the Supreme Court says breaches human rights?
26 July 2016
A 400-strong march of council workers and their supporters defied cops in Bromley, south east London, last Saturday by taking the road and blocking traffic.
26 July 2016
Library campaigners blocked roads and library entrances to prevent the books being removed from three of Lambeth’s closed libraries in south London last Saturday.
05 July 2016
Traffic wardens in Ealing, west London, began a week-long walkout last Thursday against private contractor NSL over pay.
05 July 2016
Five workers sacked by Glasgow Life, a Glasgow City Council-run firm, have won their case of unfair dismissal and awarded over £100,000 in compensation.
21 June 2016
For the second time in 15 months local government workers in the Unison union have revolted against their leadership after a pay sellout in England and Wales.
07 June 2016
Barnet council library workers in north London were set to strike for three days from Monday of next week against the Tory council’s plans to outsource the library service.
24 May 2016
Bosses at Labour-run Glasgow City Council suffered a major embarassment last week as they were forced to reinstate public holidays they scrapped for council workers. The council claimed “significant progress delivering budget savings” meant it no longer planned to convert six public holidays into annual leave.
17 May 2016
Refuse workers at Tory-run South Ayrshire council walked out on Thursday of last week.
03 May 2016
Also: Local government workers ballot in Glasgow, strike in Ayrshire
19 April 2016
School janitors were set to walk out for three days on Wednesday as they resume their fight over equal pay with bosses at Cordia, a Glasgow council-owned firm.
30 March 2016
Over 6,000 trade union members working for Glasgow City Council are balloting for strikes against the latest cuts driven through by the Labour-run administration.
23 March 2016
The fight to save Lambeth libraries from the cuts of the south London Labour council is hotting up.