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9 February 2022

Preparing for the council and Erdington elections

TUSC local government conference report: "The working class across England and Wales is facing the biggest cost of living crisis in 30 years, and the last 30 years have not been milk, honey and plenty," said chair Dave Nellist opening the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) 2022 local government conference

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9 February 2022

Swansea Trades Council pledges to fight local government cuts

Swansea Trades Council held an open conference on 26 January to discuss Swansea council's budget proposals for 2022-23 and the medium-term plan for the next three years.

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2 February 2022

Hackney Unison to encourage anti-cuts candidates

This was emailed to all 1,600 union members of Hackney local government Unison.

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3 November 2021

Local government cuts set to continue

Sunak's promises are set to be wiped out by increased costs for councils

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27 October 2021

Public spending under further threat from Tories

Tory chancellor, 'Richi' Sunak, is due to present his autumn budget and spending review statement on Wednesday 27 October. It will be no afternoon of joy for the working class.

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20 October 2021

Fight to defend homelessness services

Councils in England have warned that the cost of homelessness services will increase by 27.2% in the next three years

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6 October 2021

Unison LG members reject insulting pay offer

In a Unison consultative ballot of local government workers, 79% of members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who voted put a cross on the ballot form to reject the employers' insulting offer of 1.75%

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23 June 2021

Carmarthenshire: Fighting for trade union recognition at council-owned company

Plaid Cymru-led Carmarthenshire County Council needs to instruct Cwm Environmental to implement a Trade Union Recognition Agreement (TURA) immediately.

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16 June 2021

Socialist Party to the fore at Unison LG conference

At the conference on 13 June, our region had two motions on the agenda, which I moved.

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5 May 2021

Can the 'Preston model' beat the cuts?

It is clear that we are at the start of a new period of austerity, where the ruling class will try and make ordinary people pay for the costs of the pandemic and for the crisis in the neoliberal capitalist system which has been fully exposed by the pandemic

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18 November 2020

Croydon Council declares bankruptcy - no cuts in Croydon or any other council

With a 66 million gap between income and expenditure, Labour-controlled Croydon Council is effectively bankrupt - politically and financially

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9 September 2020

Covid-19 pandemic increases financial pressures on Welsh local government

A report from the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) finance subgroup paints a bleak picture for the future of local government and the important services it provides in Wales.

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21 April 2020

Councils must demand control of supplies and reversal of austerity

Despite their claims of "partnership" between central and local government, it's clear the Tories have not involved councils in their Covid-19 planning at all, writes Hugo Pierre, Unison union national executive committee member (personal capacity).

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8 April 2020

Where's the PPE Welsh Assembly?

Our union branch raised with senior management of Carmarthenshire County Council that we did not accept the guidance of Public Health Wales (PHW) when it comes to the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), writes Mark Evans , branch secretary, Carmarthenshire County Unison.

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8 April 2020

Anger as London local authorities bulldoze through powers to discipline workers

Unite the Union has expressed serious concerns over plans which will give local authority employers in London new powers to redeploy workers, under the threat of disciplinary action

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23 January 2020

Unite regional committee votes to support anti-cuts Enfield councillor

Unite's London and Eastern regional committee is supporting a campaign in Enfield against cuts

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9 October 2019

Corbyn promises 'power in the hands of workers' - how can Labour do it?

While the government and the employers are busy gloating at the 'record numbers' of workers in employment, the figures hide a harsh reality for millions.

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18 July 2019

Tories prepare to attack education workers' pensions

The government has issued a consultation document on proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

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3 July 2019

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich and another for us.

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