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31 January 2018
Bristol and District Anti-Cuts Alliance (Badaca) hosted a public debate at Unite the Union's Bristol office on 24 January.
31 January 2018
The fight for coordinated strike action to win fair pay for public sector workers took a step closer on 23 January when the elected Unison national committee for local government workers voted to recommend rejection of the 2% pay offer to its 600,000 members.
24 January 2018
On 31 January PCS members from across the UK civil service will participate in pay day protests over public sector pay restraint which has seen a 20% cut in wages since 2010. These protests come on the back of our fantastic consultative ballot result.
13 December 2017
Labour's "moderates" are being forced out. "An atmosphere of intimidation" has been created. "Bullying campaigns" are being organised. These are just a few examples of the capitalist media's recent 'reporting'
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.
5 December 2017
Representatives of Labour's right wing have been fulminating about Haringey deselections
1 November 2017
Strikes can end this zombie government: Theresa May's backtrack on capping housing benefit for social tenants is the latest in a catalogue of u-turns
25 October 2017
For a mass programme of council house building! The Tories are considering borrowing to build homes- their umpteenth muddlement in a post-election retreat on all fronts
18 October 2017
A Unite national meeting for delegates representing workers in local government unanimously voted for a motion proposed by Socialist Party member Danny Hoggan from Greenwich calling on the union to ballot all members in local government on taking industrial action to achieve a 5% pay claim
27 September 2017
Bristol Labour Mayor Marvin Rees travelled to London to seek an audience with the Tories
6 September 2017
Birmingham's bin workers once again have had to strike to stop job losses and pay cuts, after the Labour council - which has over £100 million in its 'unallocated' useable reserves - reneged on a previously agreed deal
17 May 2017
Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to abolish zero-hour contracts if elected on 8 June. And last year, Unison northern region co-convenor Nicky Ramanandi joined in the condemnations of Blairite North East Labour local authorities' use of casual labour.
26 April 2017
Over 200,000 homes in England sat empty for at least six months last year, according to investment firm Property Partner's analysis of government figures
29 March 2017
As Leeds Labour Council geared up to pass its latest budget cuts of £75.3 million, the cracks that had been appearing in the Labour group over the last few months finally resulted in a split.
9 March 2017
Chancellor Phillip Hamond's first budget continues a relentless pursuit of austerity that is causing misery to millions of working class people
8 March 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Bromley library victory, academy opposition in Camden and a Liverpool dockers strike.
8 March 2017
Around 40 local trade unionists and community campaigners discussed proposals for a no-cuts 'people's budget' ahead of Sheffield council's budget-setting meeting.
1 March 2017
TAs and support staff are striking at schools across the city
22 February 2017
Tower Hamlets council plans to vote through cuts in its budget of £58 million on 22 February. Labour Party mayor John Biggs essentially thinks there's no other option but to implement the Tory government cuts.
22 February 2017
'Fake news' is in the headlines - and while Trump is the most obvious purveyor of what used to simply be called 'lies', the method is alive and well among Bristol's Labour councillors and mayor.
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