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1 March 2017
GMB members at Spectrum for Arcadia in Leeds are on strike over pay
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).
1 February 2017
One Newham council worker could lose £6,000 and lose his home if the £1.8 million cut to workers' wages goes ahead. The all-Labour council, led by mayor Sir Robin Wales who earns £81,000 a year, had a whopping £161 million in general reserves in 2015-16.
30 November 2016
Sheffield is the city region with the highest proportion of people on low incomes. That's why Sheffield Trades Council has launched its Sheffield Needs A Pay-rise (Snap) campaign.
16 November 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a bus drivers' dispute, sweet factory walkout and the latest from Sheffield bin workers dispute.
16 November 2016
The Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) union has launched a recruitment drive among Deliveroo couriers as part of its campaign to secure real employment rights for the food delivery drivers.
9 November 2016
Strike action and a 'work to rule' forced an increased pay offer
9 November 2016
The GMB has announced four days of strike action at the York sweet factory, Tangerine.
2 November 2016
There was a lively picket line of ambulance workers outside St George's hospital in Tooting, south London on 1 November. The GMB members are in dispute with their employer G4S (who run the outsourced service) because their pay and conditions are now inferior to other NHS workers.
26 October 2016
About 50 bin workers and supporters protested on 22 October against management's use of scab drivers and loaders to undermine the GMB union's industrial action.
19 October 2016
It was a proud day to be a bin man in Sheffield on 17 October as a hundred or more of my GMB union colleagues and I protested about the greedy corporate giant Veolia's refusal to agree our request for a 2% pay rise. They say they can't meet our demand while paying thousands to ship in scab labour and accommodate them in hotels.
10 October 2016
"A Massive Empty Yard" was how one electrician described the effect of the GMB strike at the Amey depot
5 October 2016
Teaching assistants in Durham are furious at the Labour council's plans to 'chop and drop' them. If these proposals go ahead 2,700 TAs will be sacked, then rehired on 23% less pay as they will only be paid during term time.
7 September 2016
TUC congress 2016 is taking place at the end of what has seemed like a hot summer, industrially at least. The potential exists to bring all the struggles together.
31 August 2016
Trade unionists took the ideas of socialism onto the streets of Cardiff on 26 August, gathering at the foot of Aneurin Bevan's statue on Queen Street to rally in solidarity with the movement building around Jeremy Corbyn.
24 August 2016
#KeepCorbyn: More trade unions have announced they are backing Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest. Meanwhile, a minority have endorsed right winger Owen Smith in a joint letter to the Daily Mirror. Union members respond.
23 August 2016
It is no accident that as ballot papers were sent out in the Labour leadership contest, London mayor Sadiq Khan chose this moment to attack Jeremy Corbyn
27 July 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Honda workers walk out; JCB staff strike ballot.
13 July 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a roofing workers' strike in Wigan and supermarkets in crisis.
15 June 2016
Taste for socialism at union's 2016 conference: GMB congress passed key motions on no-cuts budgets and steel, but unfortunately backed Trident renewal and the EU Remain campaign.
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