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Fighting the cuts


Councils use virus crisis to plan grim new cuts

Councils use virus crisis to plan grim new cuts Local councils across England plan swingeing cuts in the wake of the ­coronavirus pandemic.

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts

Workplaces round-up: University workers fight major attacks + Medway Norse + fighting council and fire ccuts Workers at Roehampton university are fighting plans to attack jobs and pay. The university has announced a voluntary severance scheme and 15 percent of academic posts are at risk.

Tories float massive cuts and renewed austerity to bail out the bosses

Tories float massive cuts and renewed austerity to bail out the bosses The Tories have their sights on making ordinary people pay for the Covid-19 crisis.

Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis

Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis Councils and care bosses are asking people to fend for themselves 

Fighting Labour library cuts in Bradford

Fighting Labour library cuts in Bradford Over 160 people joined an angry meeting in Keighley Civic Centre in Bradford, West Yorkshire, to stop the cuts to libraries and museums.

Five years of fighting for the freedom to ride

Five years of fighting for the freedom to ride Over 60 people joined a rally in Sheffield on Monday to celebrate five years of campaigning by the South Yorkshire Freedom Riders.

Women turn to ‘baby banks’ after Tories drive up poverty

26 March 2019
Soaring numbers of pregnant women have to use “baby banks” to get essentials for their children, according to a Daily Mirror newspaper investigation.

Philip Hammond has to spend more to ‘end austerity’

12 February 2019
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond has to spend billions more to meet his pledge to end austerity, a think tank has said.

We're cut as the rich prosper

29 January 2019
Working class people everywhere have been hit hard by Tory cuts.

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

29 October 2018
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget on Monday confirmed that austerity is not over.

‘Benefits regime pushed me to the edge’

14 October 2018
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

02 October 2018
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

10 August 2018
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

03 July 2018
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

25 June 2018
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.

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