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22 February 2017
Leicester is a city dominated by Labour, with a Lib-Dem/Tory opposition group composed of just two councillors. However, like all other Labour councils up and down the country, they have been busy passing on Tory cuts with gusto (and crocodile tears).
9 February 2017
Starved of cash by continued Tory funding cuts, Labour councils are facing another round of budget cuts, writes Nick Chaffey.
11 January 2017
Haringey council's 'scrutiny committee' will apparently recommend a delay to a massive social cleansing regeneration scheme. This is a victory for local campaigners and a blow to the local right-wing Labour leadership, who face increasing opposition.
1 December 2016
An appeal for solidarity with strike action
16 November 2016
Southampton Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) campaigners, including Socialist Party members, staged a protest on 15 November outside the city's civic centre against cuts to the weekly bin collection service.
9 November 2016
Trade unions representing Birmingham council workers have reached an "historic agreement" with the council which will mean a three-year pay freeze, instead of reduced sick pay, increased hours, a 1.35% pay cut and other cuts.
26 October 2016
The Welsh government's budget inflicts cuts on some of the most deprived communities in W Europe
13 July 2016
The first two days of Unite the Union's biennial policy conference was dominated by the attempted Blairite coup in the Labour Party. General Secretary Len McCluskey in opening the conference attacked the Blairites and made it clear it was a political attack on Jeremy Corbyn.
14 June 2016
Delegates at GMB congress voted overwhelmingly to call on Labour councils to refuse to implement any more cuts
27 April 2016
Despite growing anger at further cuts and continued austerity, Southampton Labour council's failure to mount any resistance to the cuts has put its majority in jeopardy.
13 April 2016
Youth workers and teenage service users lobbied Camden council on 6 April in defence of youth services which the Labour council plans to slash.
29 February 2016
Trade unionists, including representatives of Swansea Trades Council and council workers, took part in the lobby but by far the biggest contingent was of teachers, pupils and supporters of West Glamorgan Youth Music Service, who are facing devastating cuts in funding.
24 February 2016
Oxford County Council workers organised in Unite the Union took strike action against cuts on 16 February.
24 February 2016
Lambeth Momentum's leadership is on a rightward trajectory, but some younger members are still looking for a serious fightback.
24 February 2016
Anti-cuts activists have established the Leeds People's Budget Campaign to present a no-cuts amendment to next year's council budget.
10 February 2016
The GMB union has revealed that there are over 25,000 redundancies in the offing at 52 English, Scottish and Welsh councils.
13 January 2016
The only way councillors can stop the huge Tory cuts is to mobilise a mass campaign of the council workforce, local residents and anti-cuts campaigners.
6 January 2016
TUSC seeks joint campaign with Momentum: Birmingham's Labour council has drafted budget cuts of £90 million in the next financial year and £75 million in the year after. 1,218 jobs will go in 2016-17, and an unspecified number the following year.
4 November 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Strike at Barnet council, strike planned at secure hospital, strike ballot at Manchester University.
7 October 2015
After years of failing to pay women equally, Derby City Labour council's pay review will see many women and some male council workers lose thousands of pounds from their annual pay.
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