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Doctors reject revised NHS plans

By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News, in Cardiff Doctors have rejected the government’s revised NHS plans, urging their union [...]
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Cuts are not the answer – organising and fighting for the alternative

UNITE Executive Policy Adopted by the Unite Executive 19th May 2011 Unite’s Executive Council unanimously confirms its opposition to all [...]
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Open letter to the medical profession: Now is the time to get tough on NHS reform

We are writing as a group of concerned doctors and we are also members of UK BMA Council. Next week [...]
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3 Questions to Con Dem anti-union emmisary Vince Cable MP

Professor Keith Ewing, who addressed the GMB Conference on the same day as Vince Cable MP earlier this week, poses [...]
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Deregulation is really a workplace death wish

By Rory O’Neill Hazards Magazine A UK government-commissioned review of health and safety, which will report to ministers in autumn [...]
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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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Exposing the myths about welfare

6 April 2011 Right-wing politicians and commentators make regular pronouncements about welfare. We look at its importance and bust some [...]
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The strike busters: Secret plans drawn up to tackle threat of a mass walkout

By Tim Shipman 22nd February 2011 In charge: Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude is leading the unit and has analysed [...]
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TUC statement on the union industrial response to government spending cuts

We await reports from inside today’s TUC meeting. Below is the response of Brendan Barber. Fearing the discussion on “coordinated [...]
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PCS: Cameron inviting industrial and legal action by refusing negotiations

Speaking after a meeting with prime minster David Cameron, which he attended with other trade union leaders and the TUC [...]
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Unions, get set for battle

Len McClusky The Guardian Sunday December 19th We must join students in a broad strike movement to combat attempts to [...]
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UNISON pledges £20 million to fight savage cuts

The UK’s largest public sector union, UNISON, has today (8 December) set up a £20 million fighting fund to combat [...]
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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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Save the EMA – Get organised for 13 December 2010

The government intends to axe the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for college students in England. This will have a massive [...]
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"UNISON gears up for lunchtime protests against further education funding cuts"

UNISON, the UK’s largest public sector union, is gearing up to join students, staff and other unions, for Save EMA [...]
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Human rights committee sides with PCS against cuts

30 November 2010 An influential parliamentary committee has criticised the government’s plans to cut civil service redundancy pay as being [...]
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The birth of a new movement

Friday 26 November 2010 by Paul Brandon An unprecedented opportunity for all those on the left is upon us. It’s [...]
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Student protests and alliance of resistance?

This is from the UNISON Active blog As a parent and a UNISON member I took part in the student [...]
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Len McCluskey's 'alliance of resistance' faces formidable challenges

Unite’s leader is keen to build a social movement against coalition cuts. That’s much easier said than done This week [...]
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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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RMT slams Government plans to halve numbers of additional rail carriages from 1300 to 650 over next four years

Publication Date: November 25 2010 RAIL UNION RMT today accused the government of deliberately distorting the announcement on rail investment [...]
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New leader of UK's biggest union promises 'alliance of resistance' to cuts

Len McCluskey, newly elected leader of Unite, tells the Guardian he wants to force the government to step back from [...]
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Fire Service Pensions:the latest attacks outlined

At the Firefighters Pension Committee (FPC) meeting held on 17 November 2010 a paper was presented by the Communities and [...]
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PCS ballot to reject government offer after minister reneges on promise of further talks

19 November 2010 We are balloting PCS members on the rejection of the government?s proposed cuts in the civil service [...]
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Social enterprises 'A leap in the dark' warns UNISON

UNISON, the UK’s largest public service union, today warned that Government plans to push ahead with large NHS social enterprise [...]
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Cuts will have devastating impact on council housing

Cuts announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) will have a devastating impact on council tenants. Combined with cuts to [...]
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UNISON to consult on industrial action over abolition of schools support staff pay body

UNISON, the UK’s leading public sector trade union, today said it would be consulting members on taking industrial action over [...]
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PCS National executive response to comprehensive spending review

27 October 2010 Next steps in the campaign to defend job, pay, pensions and public services, and an update on [...]
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Department of Health considers national pay increment freeze

Health Service Journal 27 October, 2010 | By Sally Gainsbury The Department of Health is to examine introducing a national [...]
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Nine jobseekers for every job in Duncan Smith's Cardiff

23 October 2010 The city where Iain Duncan Smith claims people from Merthyr Tydfil should go to find work currently [...]
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Generation will be thrown on scrapheap by massive cuts

The government’s comprehensive spending review will put hundreds of thousands of public sector workers out of work and is an [...]
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Tory Pension cuts to start to bite for 3.5 million pensioners as pensions rises are linked to lower inflation index

At a stroke in June the Tory led Government wiped thousands of pounds from diligent savers’ retirement incomes, now the [...]
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What's happening with the Civil Service Compensation Scheme?

The announcement by Francis Maude that 5 of the civil service unions had reached an agreement to changes to the [...]
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Government seeks to slash redundancy pay to make massive job cuts

The government is seeking to override the wishes of the majority of its workforce by imposing cuts to civil service [...]
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Hutton report – UNISON response

Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary, said: “Our key priority is to make sure that our members’ pension schemes, that they [...]
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Hutton Proposals for Firefighter Pensions are just a step too far

Firefighters are appalled to learn of the Hutton proposals on pensions, which suggest cuts in their pension provision, increasing their [...]
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NHS unions need to break with "partnership" to defend jobs and services

? This is a SOLIDARITY health service leaflet. You can download a PDF here The NHS faces a dual threat: [...]
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NHS ‘privatisation’ white paper has no democratic mandate, says Unite

The NHS white paper, which heralds the rapid privatisation of the health service, has no democratic mandate from the public, [...]
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The mood in the Royal Mail sorting office

Vince Cable has spoken: Royal Mail is to be privatised. My colleagues wonder whether things can possibly get any worse. [...]
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Working together to fight the cuts and promote public services

PCS and Unison joint statement PCS and Unison are committed to working together to fight cuts and promote public services. [...]
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PCS and UNISON forge alliance to fight cuts

8 September 2010 Two of the UK’s biggest public sector unions, UNISON and PCS, representing 1.7 million workers, have pledged [...]
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UNISON takes legal action over NHS white paper

UNISON, the UK’s largest public service union, today started legal action against the Secretary of State for Health, challenging his [...]
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Kirklees Unison strike ballot launched

Kirklees Unison has launched a formal industrial action ballot, to begin strike action in September to challenge the council’s headlong [...]
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PCS: 100 days of attacks – What has the new government done?

An overview Since forming a coalition government on Tuesday 11 May, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have wasted no time [...]
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Let's sing from the same hymn sheet

Thursday 12 August 2010 Gregor Gall from the Morning Star Several contributors to the Morning Star have written before about [...]
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Ministry of Justice – Mass job losses loom as justice cuts revealed

10 August 2010 The Ministry of Justice is planning for job cuts on an unprecedented scale as the first indication [...]
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Health union threatens court action over NHS privatisation proposals

Friday 06 August 2010 Health service workers are on collision course with the government over sweeping changes to the NHS [...]
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Axing wages board will see farm workers suffer

Abolishing the Agricultural Wages Board unleashes market forces and will make the vulnerable even more so Gregor Gall- Guardian Comment [...]
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RMT motion at TUC calls for coordinated strike action, national demonstration and link up with community groups in fight against the cuts

Publication Date: August 2 2010 TRANSPORT UNION RMT has tabled a motion for the TUC Congress in Manchester in September [...]
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Staked out for the vultures

By John Lister information director of Health Emergency The new coalition government white paper Liberating the NHS could reduce the [...]
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Resistance to Public Sector cuts – Bracknell

Work is going ahead in Bracknell to build our, broadly based, anti cuts committee. At a recent stormy meeting of [...]
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Secret plans to destroy our NHS

Wednesday 30 June 2010 by John Lister One bizarre side-effect of the Con-Dem coalition government has been the belated publication [...]
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Trade Union responses to the emergency budget

Here are four trade union responses to the emergency budget. FBU REACTION TO BUDGET Commenting after today’s budget address by [...]
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