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Fighting the cuts


Barnet’s Tory council retreats from selloffs

16 May 2017
Anti-cuts campaigners in Barnet were celebrating a breakthrough after the Tory-run north London council decided to keep its waste, recycling and street cleaning services in-house.

NHS computer crisis: why we should blame the Tories

16 May 2017
Years of NHS cuts and pressure to cut staff mean a cyber-attack weapon developed by the US National Security Agency has caused chaos in the health service

Education fights can beat the cuts

16 May 2017
Large protests and campaigns show the fury at schools funding cuts. A huge march through Lancaster last Saturday showed the fury at a Tory schools funding cuts plan—and potential to build resistance to it.

Forest Hill strikers battle on as Plumstead Manor strike wins

16 May 2017
Strikers formed a noisy picket line at Forest Hill School in south east London. It was the eighth walkout in a struggle to stop cuts.

Fresh strike planned over cuts at Lewisham's Forest Hill School

02 May 2017
NUT union members at Forest Hill School were set to strike on Wednesday this week. The workers are fighting a planned £1.3 million cuts package that Labour-run Lewisham council is trying to impose.

May Day marchers take to the streets across Britain to fight Tory austerity and cuts

02 May 2017
Trade unionists took to the streets last bank holiday weekend to mark international workers’ day. Around 1,000 marched in Glasgow and over 2,000 in London.

Activists call protests, ‘big assemblies’ and ‘question times’ in fight to stop school cuts

02 May 2017
The battle to stop Tory education cuts is growing.

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

02 May 2017
Labour has pledged today, Wednesday, to scrap the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap for tens of thousands of health workers.

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

18 April 2017
The number of people refused disability benefits has seen a massive spike in the past year.

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

18 April 2017
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).

Movement against school cuts spreads across England

11 April 2017
Around 300 people met in South Gloucestershire to oppose the Tories’ cuts to school funding. Another 50 met in Leamington Spa.

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.

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

04 April 2017
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

04 April 2017
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

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

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.

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