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Fighting the cuts


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.

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.

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