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Glasgow jannies win famous victory against council cuts

Glasgow janitors, after an industrial action campaign lasting almost two years, have won an inspiring victory. The Unison members have secured pay rises, a guarantee of one janitor per school and extra jobs have been created. Below we print the statement from Glasgow City Unison on the outcome of the strike, which proves yet again the potential for workers to ...

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RMT slams rail privatisation by Welsh Labour

The rail union RMT has condemned the plans of the Welsh Labour government to further privatise the Welsh rail network. Private train operating companies currently operates the trains in Wales on tracks owned and maintained by the publicly-owned Network Rail. The franchise for operating the South Wales valley lines is coming to an end and is currently held by Arriva ...

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Bron Afon support workers to step up action

Support workers at Bron Afon Housing Association in Cwmbran have just completed their fourth day of strike action with growing support from the trade union movement. They are taking action against a £3000 a year pay cut and an end to collective bargaining with the introduction of spot wages (see earlier article). But still the housing association board, which is ...

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UHW hospital bosses back the prosecution of their own workers

Welsh government must cancel all fines and PFI deal Seventy-five health workers at University Hospital of Wales hospital in Cardiff are facing fines totalling £65,000 after the Cardiff Civil Justice Centre ruled in favour of parking corporation Indigo collecting the fines. Indigo claims there are £12.8 million in unpaid fines due from April 2016. Workers have incurred the fines parking ...

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Bron Afon workers fight £3000 pay cut

Support workers hit by austerity and outsourcing Unison members working for Bron Afon housing association in Torfaen have taken the first of three days strike action after annual wages for the overwhelming majority of staff in the Supported Living Team was cut by over £3000. Support workers at Bron Afon, provide assistance to vulnerable people over the age of 50 ...

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Minneapolis wins $15 minimum wage

Minneapolis is getting a raise, and becoming the first Midwestern city to enact a $15 an hour minimum wage. The proposal will benefit 71,000 workers, overwhelmingly women and workers of color. Winning $15 in Minneapolis shows another way cities can push back against Trump’s corporate-backed agenda. In three short years, the fight for $15 in Minneapolis went from an isolated ...

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DWP announces office closures and job losses

Civil service union PCS has reacted with anger to the announcement that the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) has announced that it intends to close four sites in Wales by March 2018. The Llanelli Service Centre will close causing the loss of 146 jobs in the town and the real threat of compulsory redundancies. Mark Evans, president of Llanelli ...

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UCU strike at Coleg Y Cymoedd

It was a measure of the frustration at rising workloads and stress levels over 50 college workers took it in turns to picket the four campuses of Coleg y Cymoedd. UCU members were out in force at Nantgarw, Ystrad Mynach, Rhondda and Aberdare campuses in a one day strike supported by 80% in a strike ballot. One of the strikers ...

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