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Fighting the cuts


Meagre ‘handouts’ and more cuts—why Philip Hammond’s budget isn’t the end of austerity

Meagre ‘handouts’ and more cuts—why Philip Hammond’s budget isn’t the end of austerity Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget on Monday confirmed that austerity is not over.

‘Benefits regime pushed me to the edge’

‘Benefits regime pushed me to the edge’ The Tories’ rollout of Universal Credit has driven thousands of working class people into hunger, homelessness and debt—and some to death. People living through the war on benefits told Sadie Robinson why it should be scrapped

Colleges fight for funding - and strike over pay in south London

Colleges fight for funding - and strike over pay in south London UCU union members plan to protest on Wednesday 17 October during a week of action over further education funding.

Campaigners protest as Northamptonshire council votes through brutal cuts plan

Campaigners protest as Northamptonshire council votes through brutal cuts plan Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) voted through swingeing cuts on Wednesday. Council services are set to be completely decimated.

Tories must deliver after pledge on Salford childcare

Tories must deliver after pledge on Salford childcare Salford Save Our Nurseries Campaign is asking its supporters to join a lobby of education secretary Damien Hinds and minister Nadhim Zahawi.

Tories crash the NHS birthday bash

Tories crash the NHS birthday bash The NHS was launched 70 years ago but it now faces multiple challenges from Tories and bosses. Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans look at the attacks that threaten the service

Will new contracts make firefighters clear the bins?

29 April 2018
The fire service—overseen by Labour councillors—has introduced contracts that could make new firefighters take on extra duties

Marches in Margate and York show there is a mood to resist Tory attacks on NHS

10 April 2018
Around 400 people marched to defend the NHS from privatisation in York on Saturday of last week.

Big march planned to save Salford nurseries

20 March 2018
We’re expecting an important protest this Saturday in the battle to save five nurseries in Salford, Greater Manchester.

Pressure beats mental health service cuts in Lewisham

20 February 2018
Health campaigners are celebrating after they forced Labour-run Lewisham council to reverse hundreds of thousands of pounds in cuts to children’s mental health services.

Campaign to fight Labour council’s nursery closures

20 February 2018
Over 250 parents, nursery workers and trade unionists vowed to stop nursery closures in Salford, Greater Manchester, at a meeting last Saturday.

Swansea is shaken by anti-cuts rally

20 February 2018
There was a big shift in Swansea last Saturday. All Swansea area Labour MPs, alongside assembly members, council leaders, activists and victims of austerity united in a protest against Tory cuts.

Schools suffer from Tories’ cuts

12 February 2018
Tory cuts to school funding have caused thousands of job cuts across England.

A howl of rage at the Tories’ and bosses’ destruction of the NHS

03 February 2018
Marchers in London said, 'We are sickened and angered by the NHS crisis, we blame the Tories and we want them out.'

Tens of thousands on the march in London for the NHS

03 February 2018
Deep anger against the Tories, and a determination to fight for change now

After Claire Kober quits in Haringey - turn the tables on pro-cuts Labour councils

30 January 2018
Defeat for the Labour right in Haringey could spur wider resistance, writes Alistair Farrow

Doncaster protest defends woman who is fighting domestic violence service cuts

28 January 2018
Protesters gathered to defend South Yorkshire Women’s Aid and Louise Harrison.

Birmingham home care workers strike for jobs, the service and against brutal shift changes

20 January 2018
Hundreds of striking home care workers marched through snow in Birmingham declaring they would fight to defend the service they provide.

Symptom of a sick society

02 January 2018
If you’re experiencing mental distress, the problem might be capitalism. A new book by Iain Ferguson looks at the struggles around mental health, writes Sarah Bates

Killed by mental health service cuts - Becky Romero’s mother speaks out

22 December 2017
The mother of Becky Romero, a teenager who died because of mental health cuts, has called a protest to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else.

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