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Trouble in Tayside - how the SNP governs in 'Yes City' Dundee

21 April 2015
Disillusionment with Labour has seen the Scottish National Party capture the hopes of those radicalised by the independence vote. But a closer look at councils it runs should be a warning, as Raymie Kiernan found in Dundee

Teachers back calls for strike ballot at NUT union conference

07 April 2015
Teachers have unanimously backed a plan to ballot for strikes to stop massive funding cuts. NUT union members met in Harrogate last weekend for the union's annual conference.

Unison delegates overturn leadership in historic vote

31 March 2015
Hundreds of Unison union delegates voted to restart their local government pay campaign on Tuesday of last week. They overturned the position of the union’s leadership.

Unison special conference votes to restart pay campaign

25 March 2015
Hundreds of Unison union delegates voted to restart their pay campaign on Tuesday, overturning the position of the union’s leadership.

Your Choice Barnet care workers choose another walkout against pay cut

24 March 2015
Unison union members at Your Choice Barnet (YCB) in north London were set to begin a three?day strike on Wednesday of this week against a 9.5 percent pay cut.

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.

London transport workers round-up

10 March 2015
RMT union urges 17,000 staff at Network Rail to reject deal | Meetings build pay campaign on London buses | Tube workers discuss "pitiful" offer | Strikers defend diabetic driver

Health workers round up

10 March 2015
Porters strike over pay in Dundee | Woolwich wage walkout suspended | Support Charlotte Monro at tribunal

As unions vote to accept NHS pay deal many workers will be worse off

04 March 2015
Members of the largest health workers’ union, Unison, have voted by two thirds to accept a pay offer put to them after union leaders wrongly called off strikes last month. The turnout was 17 percent.

Make the rich pay

03 March 2015
There's no need for austerity - and we have the numbers to prove it

Workers of the world united - immigrant voices from London's bus strike

10 February 2015
Migrant workers from many countries took part in London’s bus strike last week. Strikers told Raymie Kiernan about why they came to Britain, what their lives are really like—and how they fight to defend their rights at work and drive up pay for everyone

London bus drivers gear up for more pay strikes

10 February 2015
London bus drivers were set to strike again in their battle for equal pay with the capital’s 18 bus operators and Transport for London (TfL) on Friday of this week and Monday of next week.

Defence Support Group workers demand more strikes after Unite union suspends walkout

20 January 2015
The Unite union has suspended a planned strike by Defence Support Group (DSG) workers because of the prospect of a new offer. 

Bus worker speaks out—all the controllers say is, 'Why are you late?'

20 January 2015
Mostafa, a bus driver, spoke to Raymie Kiernan about the pressures of work

Momentum grows ahead of Tuesday's London bus strike

10 January 2015
Around 27,000 London bus drivers in the Unite union are set to walk out on Tuesday of next week. It’s part of a pay dispute with 18 bus companies and Transport for London (TfL). 

Unite union calls London-wide bus strike for equal pay

06 January 2015
Over 27,000 London bus drivers are set to strike across the capital’s 18 bus companies on Tuesday of next week.

London Tower Transit bus workers fight back against unequal pay

06 January 2015
Tower Transit workers strike

Defiant DSG workers kick back at bosses with plans for more action

20 December 2014
Striking defence workers celebrated the last day of their ten day strike with a Christmas party on the picket line yesterday, Friday. The Unite union members are already gearing up for more action at Defence Support Group (DSG) in the new year in their fight for an 8 percent pay rise.

Escalation can win as DSG workers strike for 10 days

16 December 2014
Defence Support Group (DSG) workers are making bosses sweat with their ten-day strike for pay, ending on Friday of this week.

Bosses of London’s buses can expect a bumpy ride

16 December 2014
A strike ballot of 20,000 London bus drivers was set to finish on Thursday of this week.

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