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11 April 2018

Child poverty to hit 5m by 2021 - strikes can stop the cuts

"My children have grey skin, poor teeth, poor hair, poor nails. They are thinner... when you see them with children of the same age who are from an affluent area, they just look tiny."

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14 March 2018

Zero new homes 'affordable' in Blairite Manchester

A damning, yet unsurprising, February housing report reveals that zero affordable housing has been built in Manchester city centre in two years.

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31 January 2018

Bristol anti-cuts campaigners debate alternatives to the cuts

Bristol and District Anti-Cuts Alliance (Badaca) hosted a public debate at Unite the Union's Bristol office on 24 January.

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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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24 January 2018

PCS executive agrees next steps in pay campaign

On 31 January PCS members from across the UK civil service will participate in pay day protests over public sector pay restraint which has seen a 20% cut in wages since 2010. These protests come on the back of our fantastic consultative ballot result.

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13 December 2017

Labour 'purge' furore really just democracy

Labour's "moderates" are being forced out. "An atmosphere of intimidation" has been created. "Bullying campaigns" are being organised. These are just a few examples of the capitalist media's recent 'reporting'

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8 December 2017

Local government pay: fight for the 5% claim, fully funded

Over a million council and school workers have been waiting to see if there would be any relief from their constant falling living standards as they have watched their pay fall by 21% in real terms since 2010.

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5 December 2017

Labour council Blairites deselected

Representatives of Labour's right wing have been fulminating about Haringey deselections

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1 November 2017

Tories u-turn on social housing benefit cap and borrowing to build

Strikes can end this zombie government: Theresa May's backtrack on capping housing benefit for social tenants is the latest in a catalogue of u-turns

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25 October 2017

Fearful Tories mull borrowing to build

For a mass programme of council house building! The Tories are considering borrowing to build homes- their umpteenth muddlement in a post-election retreat on all fronts

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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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27 September 2017

Demand for no-cuts budget grows

Bristol Labour Mayor Marvin Rees travelled to London to seek an audience with the Tories

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Birmingham bin strikers, Digbeth

6 September 2017

Back the Brum bin strikers!

Birmingham's bin workers once again have had to strike to stop job losses and pay cuts, after the Labour council - which has over 100 million in its 'unallocated' useable reserves - reneged on a previously agreed deal

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17 May 2017

Unison must back Corbyn's pledge to abolish zero-hour contracts with action

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to abolish zero-hour contracts if elected on 8 June. And last year, Unison northern region co-convenor Nicky Ramanandi joined in the condemnations of Blairite North East Labour local authorities' use of casual labour.

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26 April 2017

200,000 empty homes - 250,000 homeless - end property speculation

Over 200,000 homes in England sat empty for at least six months last year, according to investment firm Property Partner's analysis of government figures

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29 March 2017

Leeds Labour councillors resign over cuts

As Leeds Labour Council geared up to pass its latest budget cuts of 75.3 million, the cracks that had been appearing in the Labour group over the last few months finally resulted in a split.

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9 March 2017

Tory budget - dull but nasty

Chancellor Phillip Hamond's first budget continues a relentless pursuit of austerity that is causing misery to millions of working class people

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8 March 2017

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including Bromley library victory, academy opposition in Camden and a Liverpool dockers strike.

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8 March 2017

Sheffielders call for a no-cuts 'people's budget'

Around 40 local trade unionists and community campaigners discussed proposals for a no-cuts 'people's budget' ahead of Sheffield council's budget-setting meeting.

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1 March 2017

Teaching assistants continue fight against 6,000 a year pay cut

TAs and support staff are striking at schools across the city

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