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Tories’ last minute pay offer is another insult to NHS workers

21 July 2021
The Tories wants to cut NHS workers pay. They rushed out a 3 percent pay offer to health workers in England on Wednesday after a day of shambles and chaos.

St Mungo’s strike ends + Barry Gravediggers + Tower Hamlets council + Weetabix

19 July 2021
Strikes at housing charity St Mungo’s have been called off

Bexley bin workers battle Serco + Tower Hamlets + DVLA + Yodel

12 July 2021
Around 140 bin workers began two weeks of strikes on Monday in Bexley, south east London, on Monday.

Uber gives with one hand, takes away with the other

05 July 2021
Taxi service Uber has revealed that it will cut the pay of some of the workers that have been at the company for the longest.

Prepare now for NHS pay fight + Royal London hospital strike

28 June 2021
Health workers in England and Wales need to be ready to respond quickly to a new pay offer that could emerge in the next few days.

Keir Starmer woos union tops

08 June 2021
Union conference season is in full swing, so Labour leader Keir Starmer is schmoozing the bureaucrats

Labour right cheers GMB union result

08 June 2021
“Two down, one to go,” was how a Labour MP greeted the news last week that Gary Smith has been elected to lead the GMB union.

Onto the streets for the NHS on 3 July + Fighting for pay justice in Scotland

08 June 2021
Campaigners and health workers are set to come together on 3 July in ­protests that also celebrate the NHS’s 73 birthday.

Cab fight continues as union wins Uber deal

01 June 2021
Taxi service Uber has struck a union recognition deal with the GMB union.

Biomedical scientists + Jobcentre resistance +Abellio ScotRail + Encirc + Local Government

17 May 2021
Biomedical scientists who do Covid-19 testing at a Lancashire NHS trust are ramping up their industrial action.

Keep up the battle over NHS pay in Scotland

16 May 2021
Unison union members followed their leaders recommendation to accept 4 percent. But the RCN says it will keep pushing for a better deal.

Build united fightback to stop fire and rehire

11 May 2021
Three quarters of people in Britain want bosses’ outrageous fire and rehire tactics scrapped. A poll conducted by Survation on behalf of the GMB union discovered that 76 percent of people believe the practice should be outlawed.

Jobcentres safety ballot + Thurrock fightbacks + University jobs battles + Sandwell strikes

03 May 2021
The PCS union is to ballot Jobcentre members over the return to unsafe workplaces

Victory against outsourcer Mitie at Carlisle hospital

01 May 2021
Solid strikes by more than 150 workers have won a commitment to unsocial hours payments

Fight Glasgow Cuts + DVLA round two + New insult at British Gas

26 April 2021
Around 60 community centres, libraries, museums and sports venues are under threat

Thousands of British Gas workers let down by union

18 April 2021
The fight against bosses’ fire and rehire tactics requires a unified struggle argues Sophie Squire

After British Gas sackings, unions must shift now

13 April 2021
This week saw the final sacking of British Gas workers who had refused a 15 percent pay cut and other assaults.

British Gas workers are victims of fire and rehire

12 April 2021
Many British Gas workers have expressed their anger and sadness after being sacked this week.

SPS + Bristol Water + Courts + Leicester university + Thurrock council + Goodlord + Communisis

05 April 2021
Workers at aerospace parts firm SPS Technologies in Leicester continue a strike over fire and rehire cuts that will cost them up to £3,000 a year.

Unions have to hit back after British Gas sackings

02 April 2021
British Gas workers are furious and frustrated after receiving bosses’ final ultimatum to sign a punitive new contract or face the sack.

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