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Fighting the cuts


Universal discredit—the Tories wreck our lives

Universal discredit—the Tories wreck our lives The Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) benefit regime is wrecking lives.

Cuts and privatisation are to blame for NHS winter crisis

Cuts and privatisation are to blame for NHS winter crisis Theresa May lashed out at NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens last week in a desperate attempt to deflect blame from Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Unions back the fight against council’s cuts to South Yorkshire Women’s Aid

Unions back the fight against council’s cuts to South Yorkshire Women’s Aid Also: Equal pay fight in Glasgow | Child services to be slashed in Bradford

Civil service workers fight over poverty pay and jobs

Civil service workers fight over poverty pay and jobs Civil service workers in the PCS union protested outside offices across the country on Tuesday—pay day—against poverty pay.

Strikes spreading to stop jobcentre closures

Strikes spreading to stop jobcentre closures PCS union members at Sheffield Eastern Avenue jobcentre have led the fight against office closures and job cuts in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Anger at cuts as thousands join Bristol anti-austerity protest

Anger at cuts as thousands join Bristol anti-austerity protest Thousands of protesters were out in Bristol today demanding an end to Tory austerity

Thousands set to join Bristol Labour mayor Rees in a protest to say ‘fund our city!’

05 September 2017
Thousands of people were set to march against austerity in Bristol this Saturday

Civil service workers fight pay cap and jobcentre closures

04 September 2017
Civil service workers at government offices across Britain took action last Friday—pay day—to demand an end to the public sector pay cap.

Push for a nationwide strike at the DWP to stop job losses and jobcentre closures

22 August 2017
More than 800 public sector workers are to be made redundant in the next six months, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced last week.

Resistance at jobcentres grows in two-week walkout

15 August 2017
Workers at a jobcentre in Sheffield began a two-week strike on Monday in their ongoing fight to save their office from closure.

No bin collections in eight weeks for some as Birmingham strike escalates

11 August 2017
Refuse workers in Birmingham are stepping up their action today, Friday, with a new strike timetable that even bosses say will bring bin collections to a halt.

Birmingham refuse workers need solidarity in fight against cuts and in defence of union

03 August 2017
Refuse collectors in Birmingham are on strike for the fifth week against a Labour council's plan to tear up their agreed working conditions.

Taking up the fight against the local authority cuts

31 July 2017
As Bristol’s mayor calls for protest against Tory austerity, Sadie Robinson looks at the fight against council cuts

Sheffield jobcentre strike inspires wider fight as PCS union discusses campaign

25 July 2017
Workers at a Sheffield jobcentre ended a week-long strike last Friday—and could soon be joined by workers at three other offices in their fight against Tory cuts and closures.

Reports round-up

18 July 2017
Shorts reports from the week including industrial action, refugee solidarity, opposing Ukip and resisting council cuts

Anger over jobcentre cuts

11 July 2017
Benefits campaigners and trade unionists are demanding action to stop the closure of nearly one in ten jobcentres.

Parents plan a London carnival in reaction to Tory school funding cuts

11 July 2017
Parents, school workers, children and others will gather in central London this Sunday for a carnival against the cuts.

GALLERY - Pictures of Tories Out, Not One Day More demo, London, 1 July

01 July 2017
Tens of thousands of people joined an angry march against the Tories.

Huge demonstration in London says the Tories must go now

01 July 2017
A great wave of defiance against Theresa May’s government swept through central London today, Saturday

People hold big rallies to defend the NHS

06 June 2017
Thousands of people have rallied in support of the NHS in the last week, showing their outrage at the Tories’ attacks.

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