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4 September 2015

7½ out of 8 victory for council workers

The council wanted to force nearly 300 workers onto new contracts

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15 July 2015

Labour council axes union facility time

Coventry council, a Labour-controlled authority, is planning draconian cuts to facility time - union reps' time for trade union duties.

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8 July 2015

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.

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10 June 2015

Council cancels facility time to pave way for cuts

A south London Tory council has withdrawn vital trade union work time while preparing to demolish council services

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6 May 2015

Barking bin workers' eight-day strike

The Barking and Dagenham bin workers are striking for eight days between 1st and 8 May.

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30 April 2015

After the election: prepare for the battles to come

While no one yet knows which political party or parties will be in government after the general election, many of the tasks facing the trade union and anti-cuts movement after polling day are already clear

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15 April 2015

Bromley council workers show how to fight Tories

Unite members working at Bromley council have begun a fight to defend public services from privatisation, oppose cuts to pay and conditions and defend the right of workers to be organised in a trade union

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9 April 2015

Dundee porters and Glasgow council workers on indefinite strike

One hundred and seventeen hospital porters in Dundee and 70 council workers in Glasgow are on all-out indefinite strike action for fair pay and recognition for the job that they do

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25 February 2015

Councils at breaking point: the strategy to fight back

Councils across the country are setting budgets, again forcing through tens of millions - in some cases hundreds of millions - of pounds of cuts

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18 February 2015

Labour council to deal 'savage blow' to Coventry

On 24 February, councillors in Coventry will deal a savage blow to our city. They will vote on a budget making £15 million in cuts

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Hull city council's survey (left) and the unions' response

3 December 2014

Hull city council: a tale of two surveys

Provocative staff survey clearly designed to help slash workers' terms and conditions

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26 September 2014

Local government pay: Reject employers' proposal

Build October strikes to move them further: It appears that the local government employers have made a set of new proposals in the pay dispute to the unions - Unison, Unite and the GMB, writes Build October strikes to move them further.

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Demonstration against closure of day centre in Llandeilo, Wales: Users of Noddfa Teilo Day Club in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, protest, photo Socialist Party Wales

Demonstration against closure of day centre in Llandeilo, Wales: Users of Noddfa Teilo Day Club in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, protest, photo Socialist Party Wales

20 August 2014

Welsh councils have a choice

"You can only spend them once." This was Welsh Local Government Association chief executive Steve Thomas' explanation of why Welsh councils plan to cut £7-800 million after it was revealed that they hold reserves of over £700 million

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20 August 2014

Surrey council workers look to strike on pay

In April, Surrey county council imposed a two year pay deal broadly in line with the government's austerity measures on pay constraint

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5 March 2014

Leeds council workers discuss cuts fightback

On 4 February Leeds Unison branch had an all-stewards meeting in response to our employers' cuts proposals.

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5 March 2014

Striking to defend education services

Unite members working for the Attendance and Welfare Service in Lewisham have voted to take strike action in protest at a 50% staffing cut

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28 February 2014

Hull council continues to implement Tory cuts

It was no surprise to campaigners and trade unionists in Hull that the Labour council has agreed cuts of £48 million to services over the next two years with a loss of up to 500 jobs

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19 February 2014

Service users "terrified" by cuts in Worcester

80 people whistled, rattled and jeered at a midday protest as Worcestershire county council voted to cut £98 million of services

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