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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.

SPS Technologies + Deliveroo + Goodlord + Wilko

29 March 2021
Around 200 workers at SPS Technologies in Leicester are striking over fire and rehire proposals.

NHS workers fight back for pay justice

29 March 2021
Disputes in Airedale, Cumberland and Birmingham need support

Scottish NHS pay offer falls far short of justice for health workers

25 March 2021
The Scottish government’s offer to increase NHS pay by 4 percent has been met with fury by many health workers.

Fight to stop victimisation at Shrewsbury Colleges + education round-up

22 March 2021
Workers at Shrewsbury Colleges Group planned a three-day strike on Tuesday in defence of victimised NEU union rep John Boken. 

What’s behind the surge in ‘fire and rehire’ attacks?

16 March 2021
Fire and rehire is a weapon bosses are using to attack workers. Sophie Squire looks at why it’s being used

National strike ballot across BT + Battles in the NHS

15 March 2021
BT workers could be moving towards their first national strike since 1987 over planned job cuts and site closures.

Escalate strikes to beat back British Gas bosses

12 March 2021
British Gas workers began another solid four-day walkout on Friday in their long-running battle against fire and rehire.

British Gas strikers reject insulting offer and return to picket lines

05 March 2021
British Gas strikers have voted overwhelmingly to continue their strikes against bosses’ fire and rehire plans and returned to the picket lines on Friday.

Dpac action + Clyde strikes + Local government pay

01 March 2021
Workers are set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from 12 March.

British Gas bosses’ new offer is just ‘rehash’ of old proposals say strikers

26 February 2021
Around 7,000 British Gas strikers returned to the picket lines on Friday after bosses offered them a new contract that was just a “rehash” of old proposals.

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