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NHS workers say they could strike over pay insult

08 March 2021
A storm of anger hit the Tories after they called for a paltry 1 percent pay rise for NHS workers—and it could lead to strikes

Health workers organise protests against Tory pay insult

05 March 2021
The Tories hit a storm of anger after recommending a paltry 1 percent pay rise for NHS workers on Wednesday—and the reaction could lead unions to strike.

Unison leaders declare their backing for Heartlands strikers

02 March 2021
Striking porters at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham were given a boost by an online solidarity rally

Outsourced workers strike at hospital in Carlisle

02 March 2021
More than 150 porters, cleaners and catering workers at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary are striking for long-promised unsocial hours payments

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.

40 days and 40 nights of strikes planned + Scaffolders fight + Local government pay + Royal Berks NHS

22 February 2021
Cleaning workers at the La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School in south London are planning 40 days of strikes from 16 March.

Workers and trade unionists demand no unsafe return to schools

18 February 2021
A meeting heard calls to organise in every school to make sure people know their rights and know how to use them effectively

NHS battles in Birmingham, Cumberland and Blackburn 

15 February 2021
Porters, cleaners, switchboard and catering workers at Cumberland infirmary are poised to take action over unsocial hours payments.

Now unions must step up fight for NHS pay rise

15 February 2021
How long will NHS ­workers have to wait for their long ­overdue pay rise?

Health workers’ lives put in danger by official PPE guidelines, study shows

04 February 2021
A new study backs health workers’ claims that they are still being put in danger by not having access to the best protective equipment.

Heartlands hospital porters defy threat of the sack from bullying bosses

02 February 2021
Striking porters at Heartlands hospital in Birmingham are livid after being told they will be sacked this week—unless they sign new, worse contracts

Wilko sick pay cuts scandal + Universal Credit protests + Cleaners fight + Hospitals pay battle + Hackney education strikes

01 February 2021
High street giant Wilko is disgracefully planning to cut sick pay for tens of thousands of its workers.

University jobs battles + NEU victimisations fight + Heathrow resistance + New Sage action + Defend libraries + Manchester buses + Stobart crisp crunch coming

25 January 2021
More college and university workers are moving towards fights to stop job cuts. 

Heartlands hospital porters ready for new strikes

25 January 2021
Porters at Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham are preparing to strike next week.

Turn anger over NHS pay into effective action

18 January 2021
It’s urgent that the heath unions step up campaigning to win a pay rise for all NHS workers.

Election achievement for left wing Unison activist Paul Holmes

12 January 2021
Socialists in the Unison union were feeling encouraged after left candidate Paul Holmes delivered a strong result in the general secretary election

NHS workers would strike + Sage action + BT ballot + Courts battle

12 January 2021
The majority of Scottish nurses are willing to strike due to being “burnt out and undervalued” and suffering from bullying during the coronavirus crisis.

NHS pay rise delayed + workers’ action round-up

05 January 2021
Health secretary Matt Hancock has outrageously announced that the promised pay rise for health workers has been “unfortunately delayed”.

Pay fight at Alstom sites + Glasgow guards + Doncaster bins victory + Driving examiners ballot + Heartless at Heartlands

08 December 2020
Over 20 strikers gathered outside the rail maintenance depot in Longsight, Manchester last Thursday evening.

We Are With You dispute sees struggle win gains

01 December 2020
Rehab workers at We Are With You in Wigan and Leigh have forced bosses to cough up cash after a long-running dispute.

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