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Fighting the cuts


Huge march for our NHS shows the fury against the Tories

07 March 2017
Over 200,000 joined a demonstration in London. It shows there's a mood to fight, and win

Tens of thousands on national demonstration to save the NHS

07 March 2017
Chants of "Whose NHS? Our NHS" are ringing out in central London as thousands gather for the national demonstration to defend the health service today, Saturday.

Teaching assistants step up fight against pay cut

07 February 2017
Some 1,250 Derby teaching assistants (TAs) escalated their dispute with their Labour-run city council this week.

'We're going to fight NHS cuts,' activists vow as health bosses get worried

31 January 2017
Health bosses have hired “bouncers” to shield themselves from growing anger at consultation meetings

It’s official—Tories’ new hospital cuts will cost lives, admits Devon NHS boss

18 January 2017
Shocking new footage shows Laura Nicholas making the admission at a public meeting

Start campaign against school cuts

17 January 2017
Six education unions have denounced Tory cuts to school funding as a “national scandal”.

Reports round-up: Nazis have a wet weekend in Maidstone

10 January 2017
Also: Unions go nuclear in pensions fight | Post union must stand firm on pensions | Shutdown at Fujitsu Manchester | Picturehouse strikes again? | Racist Ukip isn’t welcome in Bolton | Councils face fury over latest cuts | Support the left in lecturers’ union | Protest called for trans prisoners | Socialist Worker appeal breaks target

Scottish Labour and the SNP bicker over who’s to blame for council cuts

13 December 2016
Cuts to council budgets in Scotland could total £700 million by the end of this parliament according to a new report.

Glasgow IT workers fear strike busters will undermine action against Labour council

06 December 2016
Evidence of illegal strike-breaking has emerged amid an IT workers’ walkout, reports Raymie Kiernan

Trouble upon Tyne as Newcastle Labour chiefs threaten to slash wages

08 November 2016
A Labour council in the north east of England has told workers to take a pay cut of thousands of pounds or lose 100 jobs.

Benefit attacks have violated disabled people’s rights, says United Nations

08 November 2016
Tory benefit reform has meant “grave or systematic violations of rights of people with disabilities”, the United Nations (UN) has found.

Meeting demands Futurist theatre is saved from demolition in Scarborough

08 November 2016
Also: Holloway prison protest says no to more luxury flats | Tent dwellers vow to stop redevelopment of Hornsey Town Hall

Thousands take to the streets to beat Tory health cuts in the NHS

01 November 2016
Two huge marches to defend local services show a mood to defend the NHS, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Durham teaching assistants in huge vote to strike against Labour council pay cut

25 October 2016
Teaching assistants have voted by 93 percent to strike against huge pay cuts being pushed by County Durham Labour councillors.

Cameron got away with murder—don't let May

13 September 2016
David Cameron has followed his humiliating resignation as prime minister by announcing he is resigning as an MP. Good riddance!

Rights not games: Disabled People Against Cuts activist speaks out

08 September 2016
Why we blocked Westminster Bridge and are right to protest

DPAC blocks Westminster Bridge as part of week of action

07 September 2016
Hours before the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Brazil tonight, Wednesday, disabled activists blocked Westminster Bridge in London.

Labour councils should be fighting cuts—not implementing them

30 August 2016
Bristol City Council plans to axe one sixth of its workforce in a bid to plug gaps in its budget. Unions should mobilise in the streets against the plans. Meanwhile in Durham teaching assistants facing a Labour attack say they feel like they even have to fight their own union, which is not doing enough to resist the pay cut

Trade unionists fight to save Beccles NHS clinic

02 August 2016
Protesters in Beccles, Suffolk, lobbied a meeting of the local Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) on Friday of last week.

George Osborne’s reign of austerity is over—at least for fat cat bosses

05 July 2016
Tory chancellor George Osborne revealed on Monday his response to Brexit—a tax giveaway for the bosses.

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