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Fighting the cuts


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.

Civil service workers strike against redundancies and for claimants

22 December 2017
Civil service workers at a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit centre in Plymouth ended their second day of a 48-hour strike on Friday.

Keep this vital domestic violence service open, John McDonnell tells Labour council

12 December 2017
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has intervened to support a key service for women that is under threat in South Yorkshire.

Anger as Labour council in Bradford plans huge ‘ideological’ cuts to children’s services

26 November 2017
Bradford People’s Assembly says it has obtained documents revealing that the plans are not the result of funding cuts by central government

Universal discredit—the Tories wreck our lives

14 November 2017
The Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) benefit regime is wrecking lives.

Cuts and privatisation are to blame for NHS winter crisis

14 November 2017
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

31 October 2017
Also: Equal pay fight in Glasgow | Child services to be slashed in Bradford

Civil service workers fight over poverty pay and jobs

31 October 2017
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

19 September 2017
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

09 September 2017
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.

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