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16 April 2008
Birmingham council have imposed a new pay and grading system onto their 40,000-strong workforce, under the guise of the 'single status' scheme, writes Dave Griffiths, West Midlands Socialist Party.
2 April 2008
In brief: Teachers' union NUT members have voted 3:1 to strike on 24 April over pay. The government are trying to force through a below-inflation pay rise, angering...
12 March 2008
Iraq war - five years ago: On the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq we look back at the inspiring actions of school and college students that took place in opposition to the war...
27 February 2008
PCS members working in the Department for Work and Pensions are to strike on 17 and 18 March, following the collapse of pay negotiations...
19 February 2008
Birmingham council workers strike on 5 February 2008. Photo S O'Neill
12 February 2008
Single status has meant cuts for many. Here, Greenwich council workers lobby the council. Photo Paul Mattsson
12 February 2008
Union branches in the West Midlands region are at various stages in the implementation of single status... By Dave Auger, Wolverhampton Unison, personal capacity
6 February 2008
More than 20,000 Birmingham Council workers were on 24-hour strike on 5 February 2008 over a new pay and grading system and employment contract which will see many lose basic pay... By Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party
13 December 2007
Birmingham city council: "WE'VE GOT a grudge with councillor Rudge," was one of the slogans displayed on placards by several hundred angry Birmingham city council workers... By Clive Walder
14 November 2007
On 7 November Birmingham city council workers held a demonstration outside the council house in Birmingham city centre in protest against the council's plans to force through its gender pay equalisation plans which will mean... By Ted Smith, Birmingham Socialist Party
4 October 2007
University is becoming an absolute rip off! £3,000 a year for top-up fees. £100 a week rent in many student halls. Brighton University is charging students...
21 June 2007
Land Rover/Jaguar: OVER 18,000 car workers directly employed in Jaguar and Land Rover are furious that their owner Ford is threatening their livelihoods by putting the businesses up for sale...
21 June 2007
CADBURY'S HAS announced a 15% cut (up to 7,500 jobs) in their global workforce by 2011...
15 February 2007
Birmingham 'terrorism' arrests: THE RECENT arrest of nine 'terrorist' suspects in Birmingham is another high profile police swoop to have taken place in recent months...
14 September 2006
Wiltshire: "PEOPLE POW-ER stalls closure plans" ran the headline in the Western Daily Press. They were announcing the news that West Wiltshire and Kennet & North Wiltshire PCTs were deferring decisions to close hospitals...
24 August 2006
AT BIRMINGHAM Socialist Party's city centre stall on 19 August some health workers including trainee doctors and nurses, told us they don't have jobs at the end of their training...
27 July 2006
AROUND FIFTY mothers, children and campaigners demonstrated in Romsey on 22 July against Southampton University Hospital's Trust plans to close their local NHS birthing centre, along with birthing units in Hythe and Lymington, writes Toby Harris.
20 July 2006
THEY CAME from all around the West Midlands as 150 people marched and rallied in Birmingham on 15 July. The march was organised by Staffordshire NHS SOS and the Socialist Party and 45 people came to the Socialist Party meeting...
13 July 2006
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