Reports and Campaigns
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6 September 2017
Trade unions will converge on Brighton this week for this year's annual TUC Congress at the end of a summer which has seen a wave of strikes
5 July 2017
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Surrey has passed a motion of no confidence in the local fire authority, saying planned budget cuts will see firefighter numbers plummet.
21 June 2017
Trade unions representing housing workers, firefighters and teachers draw on their expertise to demand immediate action after Grenfell
7 December 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Paul Reilly elected to the RMT EC and the introduction of the Trade Union Act.
28 September 2016
Over 50 Fire Brigades Union (FBU) reps from around Greater Manchester met, along with FBU General Secretary Matt Wrack and President Alan McLean, to discuss their response to the outrageous move by Greater Manchester Fire Authority to sack its entire workforce. Now the fire authority has backed down and withdrawn the threat of mass dismissal and agreed to re-enter negotiations.
21 September 2016
The employment practises of Mike Ashley's Sports Direct are being brought to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
14 September 2016
"As a junior doctor, I am asking the TUC to call a day of action to support us" said a doctor in summing up a major theme of the NSSN rally
6 July 2016
Greater Manchester Fire Authority is planning to cut 280 firefighter jobs and 26 fire engines. Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members have been protesting these plans, including a huge lobby of the fire authority meeting which approved the cuts. To make up for the loss in staff, the firefighters that remain will be forced to work longer hours.
15 June 2016
The animated, friendly discussion was a refreshing change from the official campaigns
27 April 2016
I decided to stand as one of four TUSC candidates in this year's City of Lincoln council elections for a number of reasons. I had the fantastic experience of campaigning in Dublin alongside the Anti-Austerity Alliance during the Irish general election at the end of February.
6 January 2016
"The idea that you go from a fire engine with five firefighters on to a van with just two is just madness."
9 December 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Academies strike, call centre strike ballot, firefighters' cuts protest.
2 December 2015
Selby Socialist Party is supporting the Fire Brigades Union in their campaign against fire service cuts in North Yorkshire, collecting 248 names to add to the FBU petition online that has gathered over 2,600 signatures.
25 November 2015
Over 700 gathered at Westminster Central Hall on 21 November
25 November 2015
Firefighters demonstrated outside a Fire Service Authority meeting
11 November 2015
The Tories' anti-trade union bill could be law as early as January or even December.
11 November 2015
The civil war in Labour took a further step into the open when Labour's shadow defence spokesperson supported an outrageous attack on Jeremy Corbyn by a top general.
4 November 2015
Cameron and Co are rushing their anti-union legislation through parliament ahead of the next wave of vicious cuts that would see £12 billion cut from welfare and a further £20 billion slashed from public services.
14 October 2015
In light of Jeremy Corbyn's victory, is the issue of non-affiliated unions affiliating to Labour now on the agenda?
30 September 2015
A protest was organised by Leicestershire FBU at the county fire authority HQ in opposition to devastating cuts.
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