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Blog — Fighting Back

Budget day sees Bromley council staff stage fourth wave of strikes

In: Campaigning, Fighting Back, Pay

Bromley council’s plans to carry out a mass privatisation of services are again being challenged by members of Unite, the country’s largest union, with a fourth wave of strikes that started on Tuesday 7 July and a demonstration at Parliament Square today. Unite members were also joined by strikers from Barnet Unison who are also on strike over accelerating privatisation.  Read More »

The NCIA ‘Transition Roadshows’

In: Campaigning, Fighting Back

What will 5 years of majority Conservative Government mean for social justice, equality, vulnerable people and communities, and what does it mean for independent voluntary action faced with these pressures? How will voluntary services survive and continue to do the work they think is needed? Where next for campaigning and community action? What alliances can be forged to defend services and the communities they serve? Read More »

Decent Work For All

In: Campaigning, Fighting Back, Pay

Decent work is a human right. The work that people do and the wage they are paid determines so much of people’s lives. But many feel they have little say or power over this important area of their lives.  Read More »

Members under attack in Bromley!

In: Campaigning, Fighting Back

Unite members have been taking action over the ‘mass privatisation’ of services and are facing the very worst attacks from the Tories which include the outsourcing of services, changes to terms and conditions and withdrawal of facility time. Read More »

Uniting Botton Village

In: Campaigning, Fighting Back

Some 70 co-workers and learning disabled residents at an intentional community, Botton Village in North Yorkshire, have formed a community branch of Unite and are campaigning to raise the profile of their struggle against charity Camphill Village Trust (CVT) and for the right to keep doing meaningful work and have a family life.  Read More »

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