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‘We have had enough,’ say sixth form workers preparing to strike

‘We have had enough,’ say sixth form workers preparing to strike Workers at 23 sixth form colleges are set to strike on Thursday 17 October in a battle over funding and pay.

University workers are ready to get the vote out in strike ballots

University workers are ready to get the vote out in strike ballots UCU union members in universities are balloting for strikes over pay, workloads, unequal contracts and pensions.

All-out strikers want to take contractors to the cleaners

All-out strikers want to take contractors to the cleaners Catering and cleaning staff at a government department in the capital have walked out and say they won’t go back till they get what they want

All-out strike over pay and outsourcing hits London - and needs your support

All-out strike over pay and outsourcing hits London - and needs your support Cleaners and caterers at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (Beis) began an all-out indefinite strike this week.

Equal pay victory in Glasgow shows the power of workers

Equal pay victory in Glasgow shows the power of workers Over a decade of resistance in Scotland has won equal pay settlements for 14,000 mainly women council workers—and their walkouts were key to the result, writes Sarah Bates

PCS debates how to fight and win on pay

PCS debates how to fight and win on pay Debates over the next steps in a pay fight in the civil service ran through the PCS union’s conferences this week.

Strikes score victory at Lambeth College

14 May 2019
Workers at Lambeth College in south London have won a pay rise after a series of strikes

London college strikers say, ‘You have to stand up and fight’

30 April 2019
Workers at two London colleges are holding three-day strikes this week in a battle over pay and conditions.

College lecturers across Scotland and in England strike over pay

19 March 2019
College lecturers across Scotland and in nine colleges in England were set to strike over pay and conditions this week.

Push for national pay fight in the civil service

19 March 2019
Workers in the civil service began balloting for national strikes on Monday in a fight to smash low pay

Shocking figures show need for a fight over poverty pay

28 February 2019
Shocking new figures have revealed that more than a million public sector workers are paid below the voluntary living wage.

Scottish teachers should fight for better pay

12 February 2019
School teachers in the EIS union in Scotland are voting on whether to accept the latest offer over pay

National strike ballot over pay in civil service

12 February 2019
Civil service workers are set to begin a national strike ballot

Meeting will demand Karen Reissmann is reinstated

15 January 2019
Supporters of the Reinstate Karen Reissmann campaign were set to hold a public meeting in Manchester this Saturday.

Ten more colleges could join walkouts over pay

01 January 2019
Workers across 26 colleges in England last month voted by 89 percent for strikes over pay. The overall turnout was 48 percent.

Supporters demand suspended health worker Karen Reissmann is reinstated

01 January 2019
The Reinstate Karen Reissmann campaign is gearing up for a public meeting in Manchester on Saturday, 19 January.

Workers thousands of pounds worse off than a decade ago—time for a pay fight

17 December 2018
Wages are still worth a third less in some parts of Britain than a decade ago

Turn the feeling over teachers’ pay in Scotland into hard-hitting action

04 December 2018
The result of last month’s EIS Scottish teachers’ union ballot was a 98 percent rejection of the pay offer on a 74 percent turnout.

Big turnout on picket lines as pay strikes begin at six colleges

28 November 2018
UCU union members at six English colleges are on strike today in a battle over pay

College workers win above-inflation pay rise after eight days of strikes

21 November 2018
Workers at three London colleges have won above-inflation pay rises following strikes. And the deal will see the lowest-paid staff benefit the most.

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