Too many of Scotland’s councillors see their job as merely managing the Tory cuts rather than defending our
seriously needed public services, argues JOHN STEVENSON
Tuesday 21st Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
Nurses and social workers raise Brexit fears
Monday 20th Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
by Felicity Collier in Bristol
ANGRY Bristolians marched through the city on Saturday demanding that its mayor block plans to slash more than £100 million from the council’s budget.
The Bristol and District Anti-Cuts Alliance led the march, ahead of...
STRIKING school support staff in Derbyshire begin a 24-hour vigil at noon today in protest against savage wage cuts of up to £6,000 a year.
Derby City Council ruled that vital teaching assistants should not be paid during school holidays, meaning that some members of staff have...
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
HEALTH union Unison added its support yesterday to a major NHS demonstration taking place in London next month.
Thousands are expected at the Our NHS march organised by the People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together.
Unison head of health Christina McAnea said:...
Friday 10th Feb 2017
by Felicity Collier
UNION action scored a “massive victory” yesterday as plans to impose savage library cuts by a Welsh council were scrapped.
Unison’s Torfaen County branch led a campaign that together with strong public opposition halted proposals...
Thursday 9th Feb 2017
Scottish schools can’t keep up standards, say classroom workers
Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
UNISON warned against a bid to use parents as a scab army to undermine a strike by school support staff as the five-day walkout over pay began yesterday.
The union said workers in Derby, including teaching assistants, midday supervisors and administration staff, are set to lose...
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
AID for Glasgow’s homeless has hit crisis point as a result of swingeing cuts to services and increasing demand during the colder weather.
Members of the Unison union who work with homeless people revealed yesterday that government cuts to Glasgow City Council funding has left...
Saturday 7th Jan 2017
STRIKING school support staff are being forced to sell their homes as a long-running pay dispute drags on, their union revealed yesterday.
The Derby City Council employees’ situation is so desperate that they are putting their homes on the market and trying to find somewhere...
Thursday 5th Jan 2017