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9 December 2020
Greenwich Council housing maintenance staff have returned a thumping 97% 'yes' vote for strike action in a ballot over plans to slash wages by up to £20,000
22 April 2020
Bromley Library workers are facing a restructure, including moving to new work locations, in the middle of this health emergency
3 April 2019
Unite the Union has blasted Greenwich council for the continuing uncertainty being suffered by over 700 staff at GSPlus/GSS - the company set up by the council to compete for contracts.
17 January 2018
If Greenwich council and property developers get their way Woolwich's skyline will soon be unrecognisable
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
13 September 2017
Staff have suffered years of low pay, bullying and abuse from managers
15 August 2017
They push through the same cuts, take the same exorbitant wage (mine earned three times the median wage of her constituents!) and ignore the same problems, writes Ellen Kenyon Peers, Lewisham Socialist Party.
12 April 2017
Schools are under the greatest threat for more than a generation and an equally powerful response is needed. In the next couple of months, the scale of the cuts will be evident
5 April 2017
Unite union members working in Bromley libraries began the first of eight days of strike action on 1 April. The long-running dispute is in defence of the library service from privatisation.
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.
1 February 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Woolwich ferry, tube and KCL strikes.
9 November 2016
"Don't make a bonfire of our culture", read the PCS banner that led the 5 November demonstration against cuts and privatisation in museums and libraries. Over a thousand people marched through central London, including culture sector workers and library campaigners and a contingent of French workers organised in the CGT trade union federation.
2 November 2016
We Won't Move campaigners, along with Socialist Party and local Unite activists, lobbied Greenwich council on 27 October against the tenant tax 'pay to stay' and the council's lack of action in opposing the Housing Act. Council residents in the borough had received notices from Savills.
26 October 2016
The new housing act will destroy social housing and smash up working class communities while doing nothing to help the desperate housing crisis if fully implemented. Over two hundred people attended the Axe the Housing Act 'summit' on 22 October to discuss how to fight back.
12 October 2016
Unite the Union members are celebrating another victory against privatisation
5 October 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Virgin Trains strike; Ritzy cinema strike; Newsquest journalists' strike.
24 August 2016
Greenwich council is threatening 22,000 council residents with a rent increase in April 2017. The council has indicated that it will implement the housing act, including 'pay to stay'.
24 August 2016
Thousands attend rallies while CLPs continue to endorse the anti-austerity leader
10 August 2016
The housing crisis continues to deepen under this rotten Tory government. Many renters are now shelling out over half their net income to private landlords. But despite the acute shortage of affordable housing, Teresa May's ministers are pursuing a vicious campaign against social housing tenants. This is on top of the Tories' vindictive 'bedroom tax'.
13 July 2016
The first two days of Unite the Union's biennial policy conference was dominated by the attempted Blairite coup in the Labour Party. General Secretary Len McCluskey in opening the conference attacked the Blairites and made it clear it was a political attack on Jeremy Corbyn.
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