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10 November 2021

Council workers ballot on pay offer that's really a cut

My union branch undertook a survey after 12 months of lockdown. It found that two-thirds of staff were working more than the set 36 hours a week. More than half had experienced stress symptoms, and almost

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9 December 2020

South London council workers vote to strike

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

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12 June 2013

Scotland: Council workers strike ballot

During July and August, Scotland's council workers will be balloted by their trade unions on industrial action over the local government employers' (CoSLA) pay offer of 1% for 2013/14 and the introduction of the Scottish Living Wage (SLW) of 7.50, writes Brian Smith, Glasgow Unison, personal capacity.

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23 February 2011

Council workers face pay freeze

Local government employers are imposing another year's pay freeze on local authority workers. They are also saying they can't afford to give the paltry 250 one-off payment for public sector workers...

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Birmingham council workers strike, April 2008, included Unison, GMB, NUT and PCS workers, photo S O'Neill

Birmingham council workers strike, April 2008, included Unison, GMB, NUT and PCS workers, photo S O'Neill

1 December 2010

Defend jobs and services

100,000 council workers given redundancy notices: During the first week of December local councils will be told in exact cash terms what the cuts will mean for them over the next four years, writes A local government worker.

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28 April 2010

Three years of wage cuts for council workers

Tens of thousands of low paid council workers across Scotland are facing three years of cuts in wages following their employer's (CoSLA) pay offer...

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25 June 2008

Council workers striking back

Unison members in local government have voted by 55% to 45% for a programme of sustained strike action against a derisory 2.45% pay offer.

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14 November 2007

Birmingham council workers fight pay cuts

On 7 November Birmingham city council workers held a demonstration outside the council house in Birmingham city centre in protest against the council's plans to force through its gender pay equalisation plans which will mean... By Ted Smith, Birmingham Socialist Party

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9 August 2007

Care workers stand firm (report 9/08/07)

Glasgow : "This strike is solid and we are staying out for all 600" said Ann of the Gorbals area team... By Ian Leech SCW UNISON steward (Personal capacity)

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12 July 2007

Council workers make a stand

Salford : Salford council workers are striking against management breaking long-standing agreements and casualising their jobs...

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26 March 2007

Victory for Glasgow's Council Workers in the Fight for Protection

Glasgow's New Labour council have been forced to retreat in the face of a massive strike over their plans to cut the pay of 4,500 council workers....

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8 March 2007

Council workers ballot for city-wide strike

Southampton: IN SOUTHAMPTON, like many areas, the pain of council cuts is spread unevenly...

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29 November 2006

Glasgow council workers prepare to strike

UNISON MEMBERS in Glasgow Council have voted 2:1 in favour of strike action...

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17 July 2004

"Low Pay No Way, Council Workers Here To Stay"

FURIOUS HULL council workers halted the Lord Mayor's parade in a protest against huge wage cuts...

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12 July 2002

Strike Back Against Low Pay

Council workers say...: THE DECISIVE votes for strike action by members of UNISON, GMB and TGWU working for local councils, reflects their growing anger over low pay, writes Brian Blake, service conditions officer, Ealing UNISON, personal capacity.

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14 June 2002

Council workers' pay battle: End Low Pay Now!

COUNCIL WORKERS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are putting pressure on local authorities by announcing a one-day strike on 17 July

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18 May 2001

Council workers back anti-cuts candidate

A MASS meeting of 400 council workers in Hackney has agreed to continue their campaign against attacks on their pay and conditions, writes Jim Horton.

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