A GMB member working for CityClean at Brighton council spoke to Solidarity about their battle against pay cuts.
Teachers at Bishop Challoner school in East London are balloting for strikes against management bullying.
Local government employers have made a "final offer" of a 1% pay increase to trade unions representing council workers.
As we reported in Solidarity 274, the leadership of the main health union Unison has voted to accept attacks to Agenda for Change, the agreement governing health workers pay and conditions.
Cleaners on the Tyne and Wear Metro have struck for the twelfth time in their battle against poverty wages.
Honda job cuts
Car manufacturer Honda will cut over 1,000 jobs from its plant in Swindon, with 800 permanent and 325 temporary staff set to go.
Nearly a month after the announcement that Ford was axing 1,500 jobs (closing its Southampton Transit Van plant, and cutting jobs at the Dagenham stamping plant which supplies it), there are still no details of a high-profile, public campaign against the closure from Ford unions.
20,000 workers marched to protest job losses at a Ford plant in Genk, Belgium, on Sunday 11 November.
Over a fortnight since their last 24-hour strike (22 October) workers in the Remploy factory in Springburn (Glasgow) are still waiting to find out the fate of their workplace.