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Fighting the cuts


Labour is right on the NHS pay cap - now get the fat cats out of the health service

Labour is right on the NHS pay cap - now get the fat cats out of the health service Labour has pledged today, Wednesday, to scrap the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap for tens of thousands of health workers.

School cuts could soon mean strikes after teachers back walkouts at NUT conference

School cuts could soon mean strikes after teachers back walkouts at NUT conference Teachers in some English schools could strike in the summer term in response to Tory funding cuts. Delegates at the NUT union’s annual conference in Cardiff unanimously voted for the plan last weekend (see below).

Tory 'tweaks' to disabiilty benefits will hit thousands of claimants

Tory tweaks to disabiilty benefits will hit thousands of claimants The number of people refused disability benefits has seen a massive spike in the past year.

Movement against school cuts spreads across England

Movement against school cuts spreads across England Around 300 people met in South Gloucestershire to oppose the Tories’ cuts to school funding. Another 50 met in Leamington Spa.

Up to 5,000 march in Leeds against Tory health attacks

Up to 5,000 march in Leeds against Tory health attacks Up to 5,000 people marched through Leeds today, Saturday, to say “save our NHS” and oppose the Tories' cuts and privatisation of the health service.

Public sector pay cap drives workers out of health service—time to fight back

Public sector pay cap drives workers out of health service—time to fight back Millions are worse off after the Tories’ latest ‘slap in the face’ to the people who keep our public services going. Activists told Alistair Farrow it’s time to strike against the pay cap

Strikers say ‘come and see the difference we make’ before you cut schools team in half

04 April 2017
Teachers and school support staff at three London schools are on strike today, Thursday, against cuts.

Backlash builds against Tories' cuts to school budgets

28 March 2017
Over 100 people joined an angry meeting in Lancaster on Monday, opposing Tory cuts to school funding. The Tories’ so-called fair funding formula will see England’s schools losing

Hundreds march against downgrade of A&E as opposition to NHS cuts spreads

21 March 2017
The hospital has set up a private company called Barnsley Support Services. It wants to transfer the hospital estate, maintenance, procurement and other support staff to it. Existing staff will be protected for a period under Tupe regulations but unions fear that the move will lead to a two-tier workforce.

Strike against cuts that will destroy a school

21 March 2017
Around 70 people formed a loud, confident picket line at Forest Hill School for boys in Lewisham, south east London, today, Tuesday.

School bullies meet their match—how resistance to school funding cuts is spreading

21 March 2017
Theresa May and her education secretary Justine Greening may have bitten off more than they can chew

March for homes planned to take on Tories attack on social housing

14 March 2017
National demonstration in defense of social housing has been called for the 24 June

Huge march for our NHS shows the fury against the Tories

07 March 2017
Over 200,000 joined a demonstration in London. It shows there's a mood to fight, and win

Tens of thousands on national demonstration to save the NHS

07 March 2017
Chants of "Whose NHS? Our NHS" are ringing out in central London as thousands gather for the national demonstration to defend the health service today, Saturday.

Stop Hammond making us pay

07 March 2017
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will look after the rich and turn the screw on workers and the poor.

Teaching assistants step up fight against pay cut

07 February 2017
Some 1,250 Derby teaching assistants (TAs) escalated their dispute with their Labour-run city council this week.

'We're going to fight NHS cuts,' activists vow as health bosses get worried

31 January 2017
Health bosses have hired “bouncers” to shield themselves from growing anger at consultation meetings

It’s official—Tories’ new hospital cuts will cost lives, admits Devon NHS boss

18 January 2017
Shocking new footage shows Laura Nicholas making the admission at a public meeting

Start campaign against school cuts

17 January 2017
Six education unions have denounced Tory cuts to school funding as a “national scandal”.

Reports round-up: Nazis have a wet weekend in Maidstone

10 January 2017
Also: Unions go nuclear in pensions fight | Post union must stand firm on pensions | Shutdown at Fujitsu Manchester | Picturehouse strikes again? | Racist Ukip isn’t welcome in Bolton | Councils face fury over latest cuts | Support the left in lecturers’ union | Protest called for trans prisoners | Socialist Worker appeal breaks target

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