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Unite union calls on members to reject the pay offer in local government

Unite union calls on members to reject the pay offer in local government The Unite union is calling on its members in English and Welsh local government to reject their pay offer in a consultative ballot.

Fujitsu workers prepare for strikes as bosses dismiss Unite rep Ian Allinson

Fujitsu workers prepare for strikes as bosses dismiss Unite rep Ian Allinson Unite union members at Fujistu have announced a series of strikes—as bosses dismissed victimised rep Ian Allinson. The first walkout will begin on Wednesday 24 January.

Bus drivers vow to keep up the fight as they begin their 13th week of walkouts

Bus drivers vow to keep up the fight as they begin their 13th week of walkouts Manchester bus drivers vowed to keep fighting this week as they kicked off their 13th week of strikes.

School cleaners in Hackney are 100 percent behind pay strikes

School cleaners in Hackney are 100 percent behind pay strikes More than 40 school cleaners in six schools in Hackney, east London, have voted to strike by 100 percent on a 60 percent turnout.

Strikers mass picket in Rusholme drives point home to First bus bosses

Strikers mass picket in Rusholme drives point home to First bus bosses Unite union members at the First Manchester bus depot in Rusholme are fighting on for pay parity. They are set to strike on Monday, Wednesday and Friday—their 13th strike week.

Mass picket boosts Manchester bus strikers’ confidence

Mass picket boosts Manchester bus strikers’ confidence Around 70 bus drivers and their supporters held a mass picket outside First Bus’ Rushholme depot in Manchester on Wednesday. It lifted strikers' spirits in what has been a long-running dispute—and worried management. 

Fujitsu dispute reignites over sackings and attacks on union reps

15 December 2017
Unite union members at IT firm Fujitsu could return to the picket lines in their long-running fight against sacking workers including union reps.

Workers refuse to cross picket line in solidarity with sparks sacked at Crossrail

13 December 2017
Workers on London’s CrossRail project who were laid off in the run-up to Christmas protested on Wednesday.

Bradford protesters say no to children's services cuts

12 December 2017
The People's Assembly and members of the Unite and Unison unions came together to defend services

Fujitsu workers back action to defend jobs and union reps

12 December 2017
Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu have voted to strike against compulsory redundancies and the victimisation of union reps.

New moves in the public sector pay battle

12 December 2017
Local government employers have offered Unison, GMB and Unite union members in England and Wales a below-inflation 2 percent pay offer for each of the next two years.

Arriva North West workers vote on offer, as strikes continue at First Greater Manchester

12 December 2017
Some 2,000 bus drivers and engineers at Arriva North West were voting on a new pay offer as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Bus drivers in north west of England fight bosses over safety, pay and cuts

05 December 2017
Workers on strike at two north west bus companies are driving bosses round the bend, writes Sarah Bates

Reports round-up: Get a move on over equal pay, Glasgow council

05 December 2017
Also: Sellafield | Virgin trains | Kingsmill bakery | Quality Line buses | Kent buses | Medway Maritime Hospital | Picturehouse | Protest against Mariano Rajoy's visit | STUC takes on Scottish budget | Darlington Newsquest | Blacklisting

Birmingham bin workers’ strikes win big concessions from Labour council

28 November 2017
Birmingham bin workers have defeated the Labour-run council’s attack on their jobs—but at a cost.

Strikers want better pay—and ‘an end to Mears’

28 November 2017
Housing maintenance workers in Manchester are stepping up their fight for pay parity.

Reports round-up

28 November 2017
Driving Examiners in the PCS union are set to stage a 48-hour strike on Monday and Tuesday next week in a dispute over working hours.

Thousands of bus drivers strike across north west

27 November 2017
Thousands of bus workers in the north west of England took their pay strikes up a gear with a strike on Monday

Grenfell justice campaign rejects police’s official death toll

21 November 2017
Cops say 71 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London. They released the official figure last week.

Bus drivers in North West shift pay fight up a gear

21 November 2017
Bus workers in the north west of England are escalating their fight after bosses made a “final offer” of just 1p an hour more than the previous offer.

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