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12 September 2018
Reading Borough Council plans to privatise many of its key services. Bins, parks, road maintenance, housing benefit payments and council tax support are all at risk.
29 August 2018
Unison, GMB and Unite members in East Dunbartonshire council took four days of coordinated strike action at the end of June against the Tory and Lib Dem administration's cuts programme - including a major assault on workers' terms and conditions.
8 December 2017
Over a million council and school workers have been waiting to see if there would be any relief from their constant falling living standards as they have watched their pay fall by 21% in real terms since 2010.
4 October 2017
Jeremy Corbyn's Labour conference speech was greeted with predictable hostility by big business representatives like the CBI
19 September 2017
The bin workers have voted overwhelmingly to continue with strike action
26 July 2017
Birmingham council is playing dirty in the ongoing bin dispute
26 July 2017
Support workers for Bron Afon housing association in Cwmbran, south Wales, have taken their third day of strike action against a £3,000 annual pay cut imposed by management on the staff in the Supported Living Team.
28 June 2017
"From day one following the fire, our members were on the ground arranging accommodation for those victims, unloading lorries and distributing items"
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).
9 February 2017
Starved of cash by continued Tory funding cuts, Labour councils are facing another round of budget cuts, writes Nick Chaffey.
11 January 2017
Haringey council's 'scrutiny committee' will apparently recommend a delay to a massive social cleansing regeneration scheme. This is a victory for local campaigners and a blow to the local right-wing Labour leadership, who face increasing opposition.
1 December 2016
An appeal for solidarity with strike action
16 November 2016
Southampton Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) campaigners, including Socialist Party members, staged a protest on 15 November outside the city's civic centre against cuts to the weekly bin collection service.
9 November 2016
Trade unions representing Birmingham council workers have reached an "historic agreement" with the council which will mean a three-year pay freeze, instead of reduced sick pay, increased hours, a 1.35% pay cut and other cuts.
26 October 2016
The Welsh government's budget inflicts cuts on some of the most deprived communities in W Europe
13 July 2016
The first two days of Unite the Union's biennial policy conference was dominated by the attempted Blairite coup in the Labour Party. General Secretary Len McCluskey in opening the conference attacked the Blairites and made it clear it was a political attack on Jeremy Corbyn.
14 June 2016
Delegates at GMB congress voted overwhelmingly to call on Labour councils to refuse to implement any more cuts
27 April 2016
Despite growing anger at further cuts and continued austerity, Southampton Labour council's failure to mount any resistance to the cuts has put its majority in jeopardy.
13 April 2016
Youth workers and teenage service users lobbied Camden council on 6 April in defence of youth services which the Labour council plans to slash.
29 February 2016
Trade unionists, including representatives of Swansea Trades Council and council workers, took part in the lobby but by far the biggest contingent was of teachers, pupils and supporters of West Glamorgan Youth Music Service, who are facing devastating cuts in funding.
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