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21 April 2021
Thurrock refuse workers' action against drastic cuts in pay completed its first week in fine form. Workers are taking daily strike action from 9am, returning refuse vehicles to the depot and joining the
5 August 2020
Campaign group 'Sheffield needs a pay rise' and the fast food workers' union BFAWU organised a protest against wage theft at Papa John's pizza chain on 25 July.
8 April 2020
Unite the Union reps are pleased to announce that we have won in our dispute at Medway Norse and have ensured a safe environment for staff and the local community (see 'Refuse collection workers strike' at socialistpartyorg.uk)
31 March 2020
Bin workers in Medway, Kent, walked out on 30 March over management's failure to follow social distancing directives, to provide adequate PPE and the closure of public toilets
18 March 2020
Workers are furious because 150 are owed substantial arrears
18 March 2020
Left with no hand sanitiser, yet having to collect everybody's rubbish amid the coronavirus epidemic, they walked out on strike
9 October 2019
Unison and GMB trade union banners brightened the rain outside Caerphilly council offices on 3 October. The air rang with chants as waste management workers and their supporters demanded fair play for themselves and five unfairly sacked workmates.
19 June 2019
Bin workers in Newham, east London could have lost over £20,000 each over the last decade
22 May 2019
The Birmingham home carers' 20-month long dispute has ended in victory
15 May 2019
Just as we go to press, Birmingham Socialist Party members have learnt that the city's home care workers could be on the verge of claiming victory in their 20-month-long dispute against Birmingham Council.
17 April 2019
Refuse workers employed by Newham Council in east London could have lost more than £20,000 each in the last decade in a dispute over grading.
20 March 2019
Meeting discusses fight to win other disputes and save services in the city
13 March 2019
Birmingham bin workers in Unite and Unison local government unions have agreed a deal to end the ongoing dispute which is to be ratified by Birmingham council's cabinet on 15 March.
20 February 2019
Hundreds of Birmingham bin workers took strike action to protest against secret payments to workers who did not take part in the 2017 bin strike.
13 February 2019
Deselect the Blairites! Bin strikers have caough Brum council red-handed at blacklisting
23 January 2019
Councillor resigns from cabinet: Labour councillors should be accountable to the labour movement
5 December 2018
Brum's Labour council won't get an easy Christmas this year. Two of its workforces - bin workers and home carers - are balloting for strikes
16 November 2018
8 August 2018
The deal includes ten more drivers with two new rounds and a further 30 agency staff to cover for leave and sickness. Crucially two of the hardline managers have been removed
11 July 2018
50 bin workers, union members and supporters came together for a march on 6 July from the waste depot to Huddersfield Town Hall in protest against bullying and racism by management, and a refusal to allow bin workers to take leave for holidays and medical appointments.
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