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10 April 2019
By cutting, Labour councils deliver a double whammy for the Tories, who get what they want and get Labour to share the blame too
16 January 2019
59 of our 62 listed local councillors had claimed 'special dispensation'
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.
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
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.
15 February 2017
During February many council budget-setting meetings are taking place across the country, slashing millions more pounds off vital services.
17 February 2016
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.
10 February 2016
The GMB union has revealed that there are over 25,000 redundancies in the offing at 52 English, Scottish and Welsh councils.
13 January 2016
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.
13 January 2016
Since 2010 local government spending has been slashed by 40%. Countless essential services have been cut to the bone.
6 January 2016
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.
18 March 2015
Just weeks from the elections, council budget cuts are hammering communities and workers
25 February 2015
Councils across the country are setting budgets, again forcing through tens of millions - in some cases hundreds of millions - of pounds of cuts
19 November 2014
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
14 November 2014
Local government unions have accepted the employers' pay proposal
22 October 2014
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
10 October 2014
A local government worker gives their reaction to the postponement of the 14 October strike
24 September 2014
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.
28 August 2013
Unison members in Scottish local government have voted by a very narrow margin not to strike over pay
1 May 2013
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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