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8 December 2017

Local government pay: fight for the 5% claim, fully funded

Over a million council and school workers have been waiting to see if there would be any relief from their constant falling living standards as they have watched their pay fall by 21% in real terms since 2010.

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4 October 2017

Surveying Labour councillors - will they fight cuts?

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour conference speech was greeted with predictable hostility by big business representatives like the CBI

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19 September 2017

Bin workers vote to continue action following rally

The bin workers have voted overwhelmingly to continue with strike action

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26 July 2017

Bin workers stand firm

Birmingham council is playing dirty in the ongoing bin dispute

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26 July 2017

Bron Afon workers strike against 3,000 pay cut

Support workers for Bron Afon housing association in Cwmbran, south Wales, have taken their third day of strike action against a 3,000 annual pay cut imposed by management on the staff in the Supported Living Team.

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28 June 2017

Council union responds to Grenfell

"From day one following the fire, our members were on the ground arranging accommodation for those victims, unloading lorries and distributing items"

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22 February 2017

Leicester Unison no-cuts budget call

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).

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9 February 2017

Southampton: no-cuts budget needed

Starved of cash by continued Tory funding cuts, Labour councils are facing another round of budget cuts, writes Nick Chaffey.

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11 January 2017

Haringey: pressure grows as Labour council cuts

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.

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1 December 2016

Protest against Glasgow Labour's scab workforce plan to defeat Unison strike

An appeal for solidarity with strike action

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16 November 2016

Southampton Labour must bin Tory cuts!

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.

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9 November 2016

Birmingham's Labour council freezes workers' pay

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.

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26 October 2016

Welsh Labour government makes Tory cuts

The Welsh government's budget inflicts cuts on some of the most deprived communities in W Europe

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13 July 2016

Unite policy conference 2016: Blairite coup, Trident and cuts dominate opening days

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.

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14 June 2016

'Stop council cuts budgets' demands GMB congress

Delegates at GMB congress voted overwhelmingly to call on Labour councils to refuse to implement any more cuts

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27 April 2016

Southampton Labour council faces crisis as cuts hit city

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.

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13 April 2016

Workers and youth unite to defend vital services

Youth workers and teenage service users lobbied Camden council on 6 April in defence of youth services which the Labour council plans to slash.

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29 February 2016

Swansea: youth orchestra joins protest against cuts

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.

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24 February 2016

Fresh round of strikes against fresh round of cuts

Oxford County Council workers organised in Unite the Union took strike action against cuts on 16 February.

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24 February 2016

Momentum must "take the fight to the right"!

Lambeth Momentum's leadership is on a rightward trajectory, but some younger members are still looking for a serious fightback.

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