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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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12 June 2019

Grenfell two years on - Still fighting for safety and justice

Two years ago, on 14 June 2017, 72 people perished in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London.

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1 May 2019

Union action needed to fight Tory Derbyshire Council cuts

Derbyshire's local government unions must respond with boldness and determination in the face of the Tory-controlled county council's latest round of austerity.

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17 April 2019

Cuts drive council tax debt

During the campaign against the Poll Tax, we used to say that the tax was unfair because a lord in his manor was expected to pay the same as a dustman down the road.

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10 April 2019

Local government in crisis: councillors can fight cuts!

By cutting, Labour councils deliver a double whammy for the Tories, who get what they want and get Labour to share the blame too

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20 February 2019

Unite GLL pay campaign

Unite the Union has launched a pay campaign targeting GLL. The company, operating under brand name 'Better', competes for leisure and library contracts around the country.

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20 February 2019

Unite union London council workers back Enfield Labour no-cuts call

London local government workers' representatives have agreed to support Enfield North Constituency Labour Party's no-cuts campaign

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