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21 September 2011
"The bin workers have led the way, it's time we did some of it!", was the conclusion of the 100 care workers who turned out to discuss the dispute over pay cuts and job losses at Southampton city council, writes Nick Chaffey.
12 August 2011
At a packed meeting of over 600 union members, Southampton council workers voted by four to one to continue their industrial action
19 July 2011
Up to 1,000 council workers and supporters marched through Southampton last Wednesday to protest at the Tory council's decision to dismiss its entire workforce and re-employ workers on worse terms and conditions
11 July 2011
All 6,500 Shropshire county council employees have been sent 90-day redundancy notices last week, writes Sam Morecroft, Shropshire Socialist Party.
11 July 2011
On 11 July, Southampton council workers faced the sack unless they signed new contracts cutting pay and enhancements. But at least 400 workers were yet to sign the contract...
4 July 2011
NB Update appended on 5 July. Last Thursday Southampton was covered by picket lines at colleges, universities and civil service offices. In addition, selective action at the council continued
13 June 2011
Monday 13 June 2011: Assemble 12.30pm in Hoglands Park, by the Debenhams roundabout, Southampton...
8 June 2011
Birmingham has been hit hard by the ongoing capitalist crisis. Unemployment stands at 11.6% and the city is now facing brutal council led cuts
1 June 2011
Southampton refuse workers finished their first strike action against cuts to pay, jobs and services on 27 May, writes Nick Chaffey.
31 May 2011
Refuse workers finished their first strike action against cuts to pay, jobs and services on Friday 27 May 100% solid. Support has poured in from around the country and internationally...
23 May 2011
"No ifs, no buts, you can stick your Tory cuts", "Cut my pay, No way" were the angry chants of Southampton refuse workers today, out on strike against savage cuts to pay
1 April 2011
The fight against the cuts in Tower Hamlets, East London, got a big boost on Wednesday 30 March when there was a joint strike of council workers and teachers. An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist.
3 March 2011
THE LABOUR council leaders proposing the cuts budget in Liverpool council can feel a spectre haunting them...
23 February 2011
Local government employers are imposing another year's pay freeze on local authority workers. They are also saying they can't afford to give the paltry £250 one-off payment for public sector workers...
27 January 2011
Unison members working for Bolton council lobbied the council executive on Monday 24 January, because it was meeting to accept proposals for cuts
1 December 2010
100,000 council workers given redundancy notices: During the first week of December local councils will be told in exact cash terms what the cuts will mean for them over the next four years, writes A local government worker.
22 September 2010
Sometimes the bosses hesitate before attacking workers. Sometimes they proceed slowly. And sometimes they rush to strike a devastating blow, Birmingham Socialist Party members write.
26 May 2010
The first of April has once again come and gone and still we have had no pay rises. Unfortunately this is no April fool. The national employers are still refusing to move and are intent on making no award...
28 April 2010
Tens of thousands of low paid council workers across Scotland are facing three years of cuts in wages following their employer's (CoSLA) pay offer...
21 April 2010
Workers in street cleansing and grounds maintenance at Coventry City council have voted unanimously to ballot for industrial action...
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