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14 December 2016

Derby TAs to strike against pay cut

Derby teaching assistants are to take a further six days of strike action in their dispute with the Labour-led city council. The TAs have already taken several days of strike action over massive cuts to pay.

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7 December 2016

TAs force Labour to suspend pay cuts

Durham teaching assistants have won a significant battle in their campaign against pay cuts

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11 July 2012

Single status appeal: Victory for Vine workers

We Learning Support Assistants have finally won our pay and grading appeal. We work at the Vine, a small Leeds City council service that provides specialist education and social care to young adults with...

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14 September 2011

No to pay cuts in Carmarthenshire

At the beginning of September, Independent/Labour-led Carmarthenshire county council chief executive, bypassing union members' elected representatives, wrote to employees making them an individual offer on Single Status [job evaluation]...

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28 April 2010

Nottingham city council: Shocking new cuts!

Nottingham City council has launched a huge attack on its workforce, hiding behind 'single status' to attack the conditions and pay of over 8,000 council workers, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham East Socialist Party.

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12 August 2009

Industrial action works

Unison members in Glasgow council's social work services who are clerical officers and admin assistants have accepted offers to resolve two disputes, writes Brian Smith, branch secretary, Glasgow Unison.

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11 June 2008

The costs of privatisation

Street cleaners and park workers in the London Borough of Waltham Forest have had their jobs contracted out to Kier, a large company which includes privatised services amongst its portfolio, writes Kevin Parslow.

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16 April 2008

Birmingham strike

Birmingham council have imposed a new pay and grading system onto their 40,000-strong workforce, under the guise of the 'single status' scheme, writes Dave Griffiths, West Midlands Socialist Party.

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4 March 2008

Greenwich workers score victory against single status

Greenwich Unison members have voted to accept the council's latest 'single status' proposals. This follows a successful campaign by the trade unions, led by Greenwich Unison, demanding equal pay without pay cuts.

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27 February 2008

Editorial: Stop witch-hunts in Unison - defend those attacked!

As The Socialist reported last week, the witch-hunt against the left in public-sector trade union Unison has reached a new level...

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27 February 2008

Marching against single status pay cuts

Waltham Forest council trade unions are marching against the effects of the single status deal on 28 February, writes A Waltham Forest Unison member

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20 February 2008

Victory for council street wardens

Street wardens in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, who are mostly members of Unite (T&G), have won a four-year battle for proper compensation for their anti-social hours.... By Kevin Parslow,

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20 February 2008

Marching against single status

Local government workers in Waltham Forest will march to the London borough's town hall on Thursday 28 February in protest against "single status" pay cuts.... By Bob Severn

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19 February 2008

No wage cuts! Fund equal pay

Birmingham council workers strike on 5 February 2008. Photo S O

Birmingham council workers strike on 5 February 2008. Photo S O'Neill

"No pay cuts!" "Equal pay for women, now!" That's what Birmingham council workers will be saying as they strike for the second time on 26 February. Tens of thousands of members of GMB, Amicus, TGWU, UCATT and Unison struck on 5 February...

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12 February 2008

Birmingham council workers' biggest strike for decades

Greenwich council workers lobby the council, photo Paul Mattsson

Single status has meant cuts for many. Here, Greenwich council workers lobby the council. Photo Paul Mattsson

On 5 February, Birmingham saw its biggest strike for decades. Tens of thousands of Birmingham council workers were on strike and thousands stood outside... By Dave Griffiths, West Midlands Socialist Party

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12 February 2008

'Single status' in the West Midlands

Union branches in the West Midlands region are at various stages in the implementation of single status... By Dave Auger, Wolverhampton Unison, personal capacity

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4 April 2007

Greenwich: "We've got to strike"

Workers' anger over council cuts: OVER 100 people, mainly blue-collar workers, lobbied Greenwich council's meeting on 28 March, booing the councillors who were trying to cut their wages drastically...

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29 March 2007

The 'Single Status' scandal

Local government: TENS OF thousands of local government workers are up in arms as the results of the single status new pay and grading scheme are rolled out by their employers....

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22 March 2007

Greenwich single status scandal

OVER 600 Greenwich UNISON members attended a mass meeting on 14 March, following the council's latest proposals to attack pay and conditions under the guise of 'single status'....

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1 March 2007

Unison: Build genuine opposition on the left

UNISON national executive elections: ONE OF the most important elections for a long time is due to take place in UNISON...

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