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    Bradford council in firing line for city of culture bid amid library and museum cuts
    July 31, 2019 - Wednesday

    The country’s largest union, Unite branded Bradford city council’s decision to back the bid for UK city of culture 2025 while seeking to slash the museums and libraries’ budget by nearly two-thirds as ‘bewildering’ and ‘ironic.’ Library staff in Bradford are currently holding a consultative ballot for industrial action as residents face swingeing cuts to …

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    Southampton City Council backs Unite’s Construction Charter
    June 19, 2019 - Wednesday

    Unite’s pioneering Construction Charter is getting the backing of Southampton City Council today (Monday 17 June) in a major boost for the region’s construction workers. Cllr Christopher Hammond, leader of the council will join Sarah Carpenter, Unite Regional Secretary for the South East  to sign the charter at a ceremony at Southampton Civic centre at …

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    Birmingham council accused of provoking strike action as bin talks collapse
    February 14, 2019 - Thursday

    Birmingham council was accused of acting in a deceitful and deliberately misleading manner by Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, after peace talks aimed at preventing next week’s bin strikes collapsed within minutes today (Tuesday 12 February). Talks collapsed in minutes Unite assistant general secretary Howard Beckett said: “Unite attended talks at Acas today …

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    Bristol workers turn pantomime drama into pay victory
    February 8, 2019 - Friday

    Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, has negotiated an inflation beating pay increase for hundreds of workers at Bristol Waste, following a sustained organising campaign to overturn the company’s original pay offer which fell well below the rate of inflation. The two year deal worth 6.2 per cent in total means a typical worker will …

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    Not Only is Austerity Hurting Council Services What’s Left Is Being Shifted to Leafy Shires
    February 7, 2019 - Thursday

    A recent Centre for Cities report confirmed that cities have been hardest hit by cuts to local government and shone a light on what many of us on the frontline of supporting our communities already knew – that austerity is far from over. But a little noticed government consultation, snuck out before Christmas, could see things …

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