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Cardiff crack-down on homeless people

By Dave Reid In the last couple of years there has been a marked increase in the number of homeless people living and begging on the streets of Cardiff. Official figures indicate an increase of 7% sleeping rough in one year, but surrounding cities and towns report increases of 60-90% which appear more accurate. The sharp increase is in large ...

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Brum bin workers great victory against Blairite Labour council

By Ian Leech and Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party The Socialist Party salutes the marvellous campaign of Birmingham’s bin workers. Birmingham council have backed down in their battle with the city’s bin workers on the eve of a High Court hearing to determine whether their 106 threatened redundancies were lawful. The council have agreed to withdraw the redundancies and give the ...

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Anti-Austerity Rally in Haverforwest

By Dave Warren (Llanelli and West Wales Socialist Party) Haverfordwest is a small market town in South West Wales and in the marginal Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency of Tory MP and former Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb. On Saturday 14th October, Castle Square in the town centre was packed with around 300 people attending an anti-austerity rally organised by ...

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Carmarthenshire union leader slams Welsh Labour and Plaid cuts

The secretary of Carmarthenshire Unison has hit out at cuts being carried out by Labour and Plaid politicians while claiming to be anti-austerity. In a letter to the Western Mail Mark Evans takes up the claims of politicians from both parties referred to in an article by Martin Shipton. We republish the full article below. The abridged letter published in ...

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Bron Afon victory

Support workers at Bron Afon Housing Association in Cwmbran have ended their strike after accepting a much-improved offer from management. The Unison members were set to lose an average of £3000 a year but after 9 days of strike action, forced management to agree to hand over an extra £1500 a year per worker, consolidated, as well one-off cash payments. ...

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Fight council cuts – back the Brum bin strikers!

Birmingham’s bin workers once again have had to strike to stop job losses and pay cuts, after the Labour council reneged on a previously agreed deal. Disgracefully the council has issued 113 redundancy notices to workers and is clearly setting out to try and break the bin workers’ struggle. The council claims it has no choice but to sack bin ...

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Strikes Get Results

Coordinate the strikes to defeat the Tories Normally a quiet month for the trade union movement, August has seen a whole number of industrial disputes raging on – and two prominent ones have registered wins. The Birmingham bin workers have forced management to retreat after seven weeks of action while janitors in Glasgow, in a branch of public service union ...

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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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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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