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Fighting the cuts


Irish election: Establishment gets a kicking as people deliver verdict on austerity

29 February 2016
The vote reflected continuing resistance to austerity, and in particular the powerful campaign against water charges. The left of Labour Anti Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit (AAA/PBP) group and Sinn Fein made significant gains.

5,000 join march to save Huddersfield A&E

27 February 2016
AROUND 5,000 people joined a demonstration against the closure of the A&E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI) today, Saturday.

Sixth form teachers could walk out to stop Tory cuts

23 February 2016
Teachers in sixth forms in England are fighting to get the biggest possible vote for strikes in a ballot that ends on Monday of next week.

SNP’s cuts threaten 15,000 council jobs in Scotland

23 February 2016
The supposedly “anti-austerity” Scottish National Party (SNP) is slashing £500 million from Scottish council budgets this year. The Scottish government’s budget was set to be finalised in Holyrood this week, signalling the start of another round of severe local government cuts.

Lecturers in ballot for strikes in Scotland as college boss’s payoff provokes outrage

23 February 2016
Lecturers in the EIS-Fela Scottish teachers’ and lecturers’ union are balloting for a national strike. They are demanding equal pay and fighting the imposition of a previously rejected offer.

Protests challenge closure of children’s play centre in Wandsworth

16 February 2016
Chanting, placard-waving children and parents led a march directly into Wandsworth Town Hall, south London, last Thursday.

The best way to defend union rights is to strike like Lambeth library workers

09 February 2016
The TUC’s week of action against the Trade Union Bill began on Monday with plans for workers to hold workplace meetings and protests against the new anti-union laws.

Strikes can bring library bosses to book

26 January 2016
Also: fighting dismissals at Glasgow Life

Strike vote to save Lambeth’s libraries

19 January 2016
Lambeth library workers have voted overwhelmingly to strike to save ten libraries under threat from the south London Labour council’s cuts.

Reports round-up

05 January 2016
Cass Arts occupation ends over London Met campus cuts | Strike at Thirteen housing association group in Teesside | NSL Brighton traffic wardens vote for pay deal | South Yorkshire fire bosses face action over job cuts | Ballot end could bring library strike in Lambeth | Interpreters beat pay cut at Home Office | Strike votes at Trinity Mirror local newspapers | New ballot for Sheffield Green Company recycling workers | No to the Nazis in Dover

Reports round-up

15 December 2015
Postal Workers Day | NSL traffic wardens walk out in Brighton | Arriva Trains Wales workers strike in Chester | Lambeth library workers to ballot over cuts | Yorkshire Nazis met with protest | Medway bus bosses get a Christmas gift | L&G insurance workers’ strike on the cards | Waiters tipped for ME Hotel protest

Students occupy to halt campus closure at the Cass

15 December 2015
Students at the Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design in east London occupied a university gallery space on Wednesday of last week.

There will be more deaths if Tories keep cutting the fire service

15 December 2015
Firefighters and their FBU union are sounding the alarm about the impact of successive cuts to fire stations, engines and jobs. Cuts are already increasing the dangers, writes Nick Clark

More walkouts can bring Lambeth's Labour council to book

24 November 2015
Library workers across Lambeth, south London, walked out unofficially on Wednesday of last week. They are fighting the Labour council’s plans to close or run down the borough’s ten libraries.

London Met students fight for arts courses

10 November 2015
Up to 300 students held an angry and lively protest outside the Cass art school in Aldgate, east London, on Thursday of last week.

Lowestoft health campaigners angry at local hospital closures

10 November 2015
Dozens of angry campaigners protested outside the meeting of the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (Health East) on Thursday of last week.

Marchers say Lambeth Labour's library cuts are a ‘disgrace’

10 November 2015
Over 500 people marched against library closures by Labour-run Lambeth council in south London last Saturday.

Tax credits humiliation shows Tory weakness

27 October 2015
The House of Lords vote to delay tax credit cuts shows the Tories are far from unstoppable, says Judith Orr

Reports round-up

20 October 2015
Northumbrian water workers; Unite call of EDF strike; Mimpin property fair; victory at Ministry of Justice; Lambeth libraries demo called

Hundreds join protests to stop London councils’ bonfire of books

13 October 2015
Some 300 people protested against library closures in Lambeth, south London, on Monday of this week.

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