Liverpool council has recently approved a round of cuts to vital services in the city, including the closure of all physical One Stop Shops, with a promise to keep the services going through telephone and online services only.
Despite rising unemployment, 53% of councils in England have proposed raising council tax bills by the maximum amount of 5%, attempting to balance their budgets on the back of the working class.
The Workers Party of Britain deplores the failure of Norwich city council to deliver on its promise to harmonise outsourced employees with the terms and conditions of workers directly employed by the council.
The Workers Party of Britain denounces plans by Bristol city bosses to outsource nearly 200 security and cleaning jobs currently run in-house.
The Workers Party of Britain deplores the second-class treatment accorded to Dundee’s care workers, cleaners and catering staff, and welcomes the move by the GMB union to issue a collective grievance against the city council.
Birmingham city council knows how to waste public money. The Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme installed in Kings Heath is supposed to reduce the number of cars on the road, although in reality all it has done is funnel them onto fewer roads, increasing congestion and raising the emissions levels on those roads.
The Workers Party of Britain supports GMB Scotland’s campaign calling for a £2 an hour increase in the basic rate of pay for ALL key workers.
Heartened by the recent gains by striking binmen in Bexley, including better pay, improvements in health and safety, full sick pay and the reinstatement of victimised workers, refuse and cleansing workers in Merton are pressing on with their own struggle for decent pay and conditions.