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5 March 2014

Them & Us

Cuts kill: The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has accused Tory London Mayor Boris Johnson of 'having blood on his hands' following the death of a pensioner in Woolwich

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19 February 2014

Cuts make the job impossible

I work for the police as a call handler. I have to work shift patterns that include nights. We provide a service over 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

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12 February 2014

Councils continue making Con-Dem cuts

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has pointed out that while the economy may officially be in recovery, most of us are experiencing the complete opposite - and more than half of the Con-Dems' cuts are still to hit

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5 February 2014

Stop £98 million cuts in Worcestershire

Worcestershire county council will meet on Thursday 13 February to discuss plans for a further £98 million of cuts to public services including the possible withdrawal of all funding for bus services

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Thera Trust strike: Standing up for care workers in Derbyshire, photo East Midlands SP

29 January 2014

Derbyshire: 'Old Labour' cuts hurt just as much

Derbyshire county council's recently elected Labour administration has announced £157 million of cuts over the next three years, attacking the most vulnerable in society

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Glasdow residential care workers strike against pay cuts of up to £15,000 a year, photo Socialist Party Scotland

29 January 2014

Recovery? More Tory Lies!

Councils are announcing yet more cuts as they carry through Con-Dem austerity. Getting angry is a rational response but won't alone stop them. Here we report on two groups of workers organising effective resistance...

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22 January 2014

More action needed to defend Probation Service

I recently attended a Unison seminar regarding the government's proposals around the probation service

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22 January 2014

Stop the NHS sell-off

Oppose all cuts and privatisation: The National Health Service is still being privatised bit by bit but the process is speeding up rapidly

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8 January 2014

Class injustice at Dickensian court

Between Christmas and New Year, thousands of tenants in rent arrears were dragged into courts across the country facing possession orders

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5 December 2013

Reactions to the Autumn Statement

Millionaire Osborne: 'The plan is working' - Working class people: 'Oh no it isn’t!' 400,000 people are using foodbanks, hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs and households are struggling under historic levels of debt. Only the super-rich could seriously think things are improving

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4 December 2013

Workplace news in brief

Grangemouth: Grangemouth workers are facing 200 job losses in spite of recently agreeing cuts to pay and working conditions to keep the plant open

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22 November 2013

On December 2nd, Kent says No to Cuts

Kent County Council has announced cuts of £273 million over the next three years (BBC Radio Kent, 8th November), including £24.8 million in staffing costs

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13 November 2013

Probation officers plan more action

Despite a virtual news blackout nationally, the strike by probation workers in Napo on 5 and 6 November has brought the campaign against privatisation to prominence in every community, writes Chas Berry, Chair, Kent Branch, National Association of Probation Officers (Napo).

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TUC demonstration in Manchester against Tory Party conference 29/09/13 demands Save our NHS, photo Paul Mattsson

TUC demonstration in Manchester against Tory Party conference 29/09/13 demands Save our NHS, photo Paul Mattsson

13 November 2013

Government set back over Independent Living Fund

I was part of a successful legal challenge to the Tory-Lib Dem government decision to close the Independent Living Fund (ILF) by April 2015, writes Stuart Bracking.

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6 November 2013

Huddersfield students say: Save our bar and café!

The bar and café at Huddersfield Student Union is set to close when the union moves to the university's new learning and leisure building, with around 100 jobs to go

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6 November 2013

Them and Us

Wet rags: After the recent energy prices handbag fight between Labour and Tory MPs, expect a new bidding war for voters' attentions over water bills, which have soared by more than 60% over the past decade

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23 October 2013

Hypocritical Hunt blames families for care scandal

Tories' real goal is yet more welfare spending cuts: A report that one million elderly people in the UK feel neglected and lonely is a "scandal".

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Napo members protest against privatisation, photo NAPO

Napo members protest against privatisation, photo NAPO

16 October 2013

Probation officers to take on 'failing Grayling'

Delegates and visitors gather in Llandudno this week for the most crucial Annual General Meeting in Napo's 101-year history

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9 October 2013

Probation officers ballot for action

Public safety is under threat by plans to break up and privatise the Probation Service in England and Wales, writes Chas Berry

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2 October 2013

Lincoln: 400 march against Library cuts

Around 400 protesters marched in Lincoln on Saturday 21 September to save 32 Lincolnshire libraries from closure

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