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10 April 2019

Local government in crisis: councillors can fight cuts!

By cutting, Labour councils deliver a double whammy for the Tories, who get what they want and get Labour to share the blame too

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16 January 2019

Nothing to declare? Dodgy councillors hide vested interests

59 of our 62 listed local councillors had claimed 'special dispensation'

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31 January 2018

Local government workers' reps reject 2% pay offer

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.

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18 October 2017

Unite local government sector plans strike ballot

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

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22 February 2017

Worried about fake news? Start with Labour councils' budget lies

'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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15 February 2017

Council cuts can be fought - and they must be!

During February many council budget-setting meetings are taking place across the country, slashing millions more pounds off vital services.

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17 February 2016

300 million to cushion cuts in Tory councils

Threatened with backbench revolt, the Tory government has produced a 300 million 'transition grant' to partially cover gaping shortfalls in local government over the next two years.

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10 February 2016

No-cuts strategy needed to save 25,000 council jobs

The GMB union has revealed that there are over 25,000 redundancies in the offing at 52 English, Scottish and Welsh councils.

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13 January 2016

Councillors must resist cuts

The only way councillors can stop the huge Tory cuts is to mobilise a mass campaign of the council workforce, local residents and anti-cuts campaigners.

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13 January 2016

A clear strategy to defeat the Tory cuts

Since 2010 local government spending has been slashed by 40%. Countless essential services have been cut to the bone.

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6 January 2016

Birmingham Labour to axe at least 1,200 jobs in 165m cuts onslaught

TUSC seeks joint campaign with Momentum: Birmingham's Labour council has drafted budget cuts of 90 million in the next financial year and 75 million in the year after. 1,218 jobs will go in 2016-17, and an unspecified number the following year.

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18 March 2015

Councillors do have a choice over cuts

Just weeks from the elections, council budget cuts are hammering communities and workers

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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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Hull rally, public sector strike 10.7.14, photo Hull SP

Hull rally, public sector strike 10.7.14, photo Hull SP

19 November 2014

Labour councils attack organised workers

Hull: A year after determined Hull council trade unions stopped the worst attacks of a Labour-led council on it workforce, the council leadership is now preparing the way for a fresh onslaught

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14 November 2014

Local government unions accept shabby pay deal

Local government unions have accepted the employers' pay proposal

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22 October 2014

The unions' pay battle must continue

The local government pay dispute is hanging by a thread, also putting at risk the prospect of large-scale coordinated industrial action this side of the general election

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10 October 2014

Local government pay: reject offer, reinstate action!

A local government worker gives their reaction to the postponement of the 14 October strike

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Hackney council workers striking for better pay on 10 July 2014, photo Paul Mattsson

24 September 2014

United strike action can win

Support the October pay walkouts: The image of a homeless person rummaging through a bin for food is sadly quite common. But now many low paid workers are also being forced into that situation, writes Jean Thorpe, Nottingham City Unison rep, personal capacity.

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28 August 2013

Unison: Tiny margin against Scottish local government strike

Unison members in Scottish local government have voted by a very narrow margin not to strike over pay

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Unison Local Government strike 16-17 July in London, photo Paul Mattsson

Unison Local Government strike 16-17 July in London, photo Paul Mattsson

1 May 2013

Local government: fight for decent pay, terms and conditions

Local government employers have come back with their so-called final offer for this year's pay deal - a miserable 1%, writes Glenn Kelly.

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