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5 February 2016
Unison's local government service group executive has called on councils not to implement the latest round of cuts
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
18 November 2015
The cat is out of the bag. As the Financial Times reported: "Chancellor George Osborne is considering a radical multibillion-pound plan to privatise the government's stake in housing associations".
11 November 2015
Four essential government departments have signed up to cuts of around 30% over the next four years.
11 November 2015
The last six weeks have seen one of the most high profile trade union elections in Northern Ireland for decades. The election was for general secretary of public sector union Nipsa, the largest union in Northern Ireland.
4 November 2015
Vote Roger Bannister for a flexible political fund that works for members.
29 October 2015
The TUC lobby of Parliament on 2 November needs to mark a major change in the fight against the Tory anti-trade union bill.
9 September 2015
Interview with Unison general secretary candidate Roger Bannister
19 August 2015
The failure of David Cameron's 'big society': On 7 August Kids Company, a charity providing care for vulnerable children, closed its doors for the last time.
19 August 2015
Rank-and-file socialist Roger Bannister is standing for general secretary of Unison
5 August 2015
Brief dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of bosses and their politicians.
15 July 2015
As people live longer, more and more are likely to need care services when they get older, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham Socialist Party.
8 July 2015
After over 3 months of all-out action, 117 hospital porters in Dundee have won higher pay, more jobs, and cash for lost income
1 July 2015
On the back of their shock general election win, the Tories think they are untouchable. In one borough in south-east London, they plan to outsource more than 90% of staff.
27 May 2015
As a 'blue collar factory worker' I won't be fooled by David Cameron's mantra that his new cabinet stands as the "real party for working people"
13 May 2015
Public sector workers will be at the sharp end of more austerity but also at the centre of the opposition against it, writes Rob Williams, National Shop Stewards Network.
22 April 2015
£30bn NHS funding shortfall: Like a tiny plaster over a gaping wound, promises to improve the NHS made by the establishment parties are worthless
15 April 2015
In 2012 Policy Exchange, the Tories favourite think tank, produced a paper - 'Local pay, local growth' - which argued that holding down public sector wages and pensions and bringing them into line with 'equivalent' jobs in the private sector would save £6.3 billion a year.
13 March 2015
Tens of thousands of workers have today united in a one-day public sector strike across Northern Ireland
11 March 2015
A Northern Ireland public sector general strike, organised by Nipsa and other trade unions, is taking place on 13 March in opposition to austerity
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