Barnet Council Unison report that their members working for the collapsed building maintenance firm Connaught have been sacked by conference call. The same is reported happening on Merseyside.
A Treasury report released this month suggests that 600,000 public sector jobs and up to 700,000 private sector jobs will be slashed by 2015 as a result of George Osbourne’s austerity budget.
A Workers' Climate Action delegation, including several AWL members, went out to Heathrow on 19 March to be on the spot for the start of picketing on 20 March. We were hosted at Grow Heathrow, a squatted space run by Transition Heathrow (a group of Climate Camp-type activists who've moved to Sipson to focus their activism in the area).
The Tory parties policy on Manufacturing industry is becoming clearer as Sir James Dyson has delivered a report demanding huge tax breaks for industrialists (like himself) to carry out Research and De
A BBC survey of councils has made the extent of cuts threatening local services clear. The first batch of councils which answered the survey reported job cuts of at least 25,000 in the next three to five years. The BBC calculates that, translated across the board, this could mean 180,000 job being slashed.
Q) Could you tell us about the anti-cuts campaigning you're involved in at your workplace?
Leeds University UCU members were preparing to take strike action in defence of their jobs and in opposition to course cuts.
The new issue of Tubeworker signals the start of the fightback against 1,000+ job cuts on London Underground.
On Tuesday the 15th of December, a meeting of London UCU activists and some students met in KCL. The meeting was hosted by KCL UCU Branch, and politically dominated by the SWP - i.e.