Local government

The limits of municipal socialism: A review of Radical Lambeth by Simon Hannah

Dave Stocking reviews Simon Hannah's book on Lambeth Council's struggle against Thatcherism.

Dave Stockton  ·  05 September 2022

We need to coordinate public sector pay ballots

By Rebecca Anderson THERE IS a real opportunity for coordinated strike action between two of Britain’s largest workforces: council workers, including school support staff, and hospital employees. If successful, it […]

Rebecca Anderson  ·  27 October 2021

The end of the eviction ban threatens many thousands with homelessness

170,000 private tenants have been threatened with eviction.

George Brody  ·  02 September 2020

Tower Hamlets Labour declares war on council workers

The Unison branch at Tower Hamlets Council organised a solid three day strike against the unilateral mass sacking of the entire work force.

Simon Hannah  ·  09 July 2020

Defrosting Unison

By Jeremy Dewar LOCAL GOVERNMENT officers, health workers and school support staff will gather in Brighton in mid-June ostensibly to discuss and debate the way forward for Unison, the principle […]

Workers Power  ·  15 June 2018

Local Government: Union leaders prepare fresh capitulation

By Jeremy Dewar, Unison rep, pc Another year, another pay cut. Or so it seems. As we go to press, Britain’s biggest local government union, Unison, is about to close […]

Workers Power  ·  02 April 2018

Local government: reject the pay offer – fight for five per cent!

By a Unison schools convenor There are 1.3 million local government and school support workers – 78 per cent of them women. We are the housing officers, youth workers, social […]

Workers Power  ·  01 March 2018

Organise the Left for London council campaigns

WITH COUNCIL elections looming in London, the Tory press is full of increasingly worried articles about a Labour landslide. Pollsters are predicting a big increase in Labour votes, Labour councillors […]

Workers Power  ·  01 February 2018

Birmingham bin strike: class solidarity trumps party unity

By Bernie McAdam AFTER SEVEN weeks of strike action and an apparent agreement with council chiefs, it seemed sense had prevailed; Birmingham’s Grade Three bin workers would not be sacked […]

Workers Power  ·  06 September 2017

Labour needs to fight back against council cuts

THE MOVEMENT that twice elected Jeremy Corbyn to Labour leader is defined by its opposition to austerity. But local government cuts mean Labour councils in many of the party’s heartlands […]

KD Tait  ·  07 November 2016

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