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Yeovil TUC: Opposing cuts, organising solidarity

First, a bit of local South Somersetworking-class history. George Mitchell (1826-1901) was a hero of trade unionism in the 19th century, [...]
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There will be widespread picket lines across Southampton on 3 August

Strike action spreads in Southampton – Social Work staff to strike

Update from Mike Tucker UNISON NEC and Southampton Branch Secretary Thanks to Union Futures website 1. Industrial Action On Wednesday [...]
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The future is not orange. The future is purple and green

Birmingham members to strike against savage cuts

(22/06/11) UNISON council workers in Birmingham have voted to take industrial action in protest against a new contract proposed by [...]
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Southampton UNISON members vote for industrial action

The result of the industrial action ballot which closed this morning was as follows: PREPARED TO TAKE STRIKE ACTION Number [...]
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Threat of statutory duty removal

Rubbish could litter our streets, bodies could pile up, vulnerable children could be left without care, strip clubs could be [...]
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1 in 4 Not In Council Pension

One in four council workers already opted out of pension scheme shows proposed contribution increases to local government pension schemes [...]
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Town halls face legal threat over cuts

08/04/2011 | By Rhiannon Bury, Inside Housing Local authorities face being taken to court over their spending cuts, following a [...]
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Connexions staff protest in Birmingham over job losses and office closures

By Kat Keogh, Birmingham Post April 6th Hundreds of staff at a Birmingham youth service staged a city centre rally [...]
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Hundreds protest at council and health cuts in Southampton

Thursday 20th January 2011 By Matt Smith Political reporter Daily Echo NEARLY one thousand council and health workers took to [...]
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Doncaster Council strike ballot

18 January 2011 Doncaster Council’s biggest trade union has started the ball rolling over a prospective strike over public spending [...]
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Birmingham city refuse collectors announce new strike dates

5 January 2011 288 Unite members working in refuse collection for Birmingham city council (BCC) have called two new strike [...]
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Birmingham boosts workers' fightback

Wednesday 05 January 2011 by John Millington, Campaigns Reporter, Morning Star Britain’s industrial fightback against the government austerity drive will [...]
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Kirklees Council workers vote for industrial action

Thousands of council workers in West Yorkshire could go on strike in the new year after voting to take industrial [...]
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Aberdeen City Council staff reject 5% pay cut

Aberdeen City Council plans to cut £120m from its budget over five years Unions in Aberdeen have rejected an appeal [...]
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Sefton UNISON fights £38m cut backs?

Sefton UNISON Local Government Branch is fighting back against the 1,000 threatened job losses and £38m frontloading cuts next financial [...]
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Unions to seek strike ballot for Sefton council staff

by John Siddle, Liverpool Echo December 8th UNIONISTS said they have a “massive mandate for industrial action” after Merseyside council [...]
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Union's legal challenge may scupper council budget cuts

Some of the biggest council public sector cuts in Britain could be undone by a pioneering legal challenge by a [...]
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140,000 council jobs set to be shed in the next year – LGA

LGA media release – 25 November 2010 Around 140,000 local authority jobs are expected to be shed in the next [...]
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Five-day Kirklees Council strike moves step closer

Barry Gibson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner November 17th 2010 A FIVE-DAY council workers’ strike has moved a step closer. Trade union [...]
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Council Workers Face Lock Out

Wednesday 27th October 2010 10,000 workers in Rhondda Cynon Taff Council face a “lock out” if they refuse to accept [...]
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More than 26,000 Birmingham City Council staff offered voluntary redundancy

More than 26,000 staff at Birmingham City Council are being given the opportunity to volunteer for redundancy. A trawl of [...]
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3% extra on pensions – £1 billion pension raid on Council workers is wrong and unsustainable

Tuesday 26th October 2010 Government plans to hike pension contributions are unaffordable and unworkable GMB commented on a proposal contained [...]
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"Birmingham could be first battleground as unions prepare to fight cutbacks"

Birmingham is set to be the first battleground of a campaign to fight spending cuts which could spark a wave [...]
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GMB Strike at West Lothian

GMB MEMBERS AT WEST LOTHIAN REFUSE SERVICE TAKE STRIKE ACTION IN PAY DISPUTE West Lothian Council need to come back [...]
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Lambeth's “Co-operative Council” – UNISON response

What follows is the branch’s initial response to Lambeth Council’s proposals to become a “Co-operative Council.” We intend to sound [...]
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Leeds Cleaning Strike

600 members of GMB and Unison have been on strike since the 7th September over Leeds Council’s proposals to level [...]
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Leeds Refuse workers strike

GMB Central Executive Council provide £10,000 to hardship fund for victimised workers facing pay cuts and launch appeal to all [...]
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Local Government – Unison to ballot for strike action?

UNISON’s committee covering local government has voted to reject the government’s 2.45% pay offer and to ballot its members for [...]
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Lambeth Council bans trade union from staff conference

Lambeth’s Labour-led Council has sunk to new depths by refusing the trade union UNISON, which represents more than 2,000 council [...]
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Dustbins to overflow in Leeds

Strike action will commence with the first day of strike on Wednesday 23 April 2008, an indefinite work-to-rule will start [...]
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Birmingham Council workers to strike against pay cuts

UNISON press release (30/01/08) Council workers in Birmingham will bring the city to a halt next Tuesday if their warnings [...]
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"Council workers ask for 6% to ‘catch up and match up’"

UNISON Press Release (14/01/08) Town hall unions including UNISON, GMB and TGWU-Unite have agreed a pay claim for this year [...]
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"GMB Prepares For Fight Over Local Government Pay 2008 Claim Submitted"

GMB Press Release 6% or 50p per hour claim whichever is the greater for 1.4 million local government workers 15 [...]
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Council workers in Birmingham have threatened strike action over plans to impose pay cuts on 5,000 employees to solve an equal pay crisis

From Personnel Today Trade union Unison said it received 100% support from its members for a ballot on industrial action [...]
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Manchester Home Care service under threat

Why is the Council upsetting the elderly, the frail and the disabled? Why is the home carers service being privatised [...]
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Breakthrough? Give us a break!

Here’s the take of a new UNISON EC member from Oxford on the revised Local Government pay offer.  http://unisonmaid.blogspot.com   As reported [...]
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Local government workers reject pay cut

From the UNISON website  (07/08/07) The threat of strikes across England, Northern Ireland and Wales has moved closer with UNISON’s [...]
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Salford dispute ends in workers' success

1 Aug 2007 The terms of a new agreement reached between Salford City Council and the T&G section of Unite [...]
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