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Workers need a pay rise the budget won’t deliver

Workers need a pay rise the budget won’t deliver Chancellor Philip Hammond will likely claim that he’s scrapped the 1 percent public sector pay cap when he delivers his budget this week.

Fast results for cleaners at Ferrari dealer

Fast results for cleaners at Ferrari dealer Two sacked cleaners at a luxury Maserati and Ferrari car showroom have won their jobs back—and the London Living Wage

Picturehouse cinema strikes are just the ticket

Picturehouse cinema strikes are just the ticket Workers at five Picturehouse cinemas in London struck on Sunday and Monday.

Civil service workers in the mood for a pay revolt

Civil service workers in the mood for a pay revolt Civil service workers have voted by over 79 percent to fight over pay

Civil service workers fight over poverty pay and jobs

Civil service workers fight over poverty pay and jobs Civil service workers in the PCS union protested outside offices across the country on Tuesday—pay day—against poverty pay.

Unions need to organise anger against Tory pay cap

Unions need to organise anger against Tory pay cap Anger against the Tories’ 1 percent public sector pay cap was clear on the streets of central London

Hundreds demonstrate against the pay cap

18 October 2017
Anger against the Tories' 1 percent public sector pay cap was on the streets of central London on Tuesday night.

It's right to fight over pay - join the TUC lobby on Tuesday

15 October 2017
The Tories are trying to diffuse the anger against their 1 percent public sector cap which has cut workers’ pay by almost a fifth since 2010 after price rises are taken into account.

Hunt's phony pay cap claim fools no-one

12 October 2017
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt tried to con health workers by claiming he had scrapped the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap.

Unions launch ballots to fight the Tories’ pay cap

10 October 2017
Up to 2,000 people marched against the public sector pay cap in Edinburgh last Saturday.

Good response to the PCS union’s call for protests over the pay cap

03 October 2017
Civil service workers at government department offices across Britain protested on Friday of last week demanding an end to the 1 percent public sector pay cap.

The revolt to smash the Tories’ public sector pay cap is growing - join the fight

26 September 2017
The revolt against the public sector pay cap is growing.

Pay strikes could ‘break the government’ says John McDonnell

21 September 2017
Labour's shadow chancellor urged unions to coordinate industrial action to break the Tories' public sector pay cap last night, Wednesday.

Unions’ pay claims put pressure on the Tories to give rises

19 September 2017
Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to lift the public sector pay cap with a new poll showing that 62 percent of people want it scrapped.

Anger over pay grows as firefighters reject bosses' 2 percent offer

14 September 2017
Firefighters in the FBU union rejected a pay offer yesterday, Wednesday, amid anger at being asked to perform extra duties for little extra money.

Theresa May suffers humiliation in pay cap vote—unions must go on the offensive

13 September 2017
Tory prime minister Theresa May has suffered a humiliating blow over the public sector pay cap. 

Union leaders slam pay cap at TUC conference—now turn words into action

11 September 2017
Anger at the Tories’ public sector pay cap dominated debate at the Trade Union Congress conference in Brighton today, Monday.

Bosses, not migrants, push down wages—unions must defend freedom of movement

10 September 2017
Delegates at the TUC union federation conference considered trade unions’ response to Brexit yesterday, Sunday—and came up with a confused position.

Nurses demand end to pay cap in protest outside parliament

06 September 2017
Chants of “scrap the cap” rang out outside parliament as Theresa May faced her first prime minister’s question time after the summer break.

Strikes can bust public sector pay cap

05 September 2017
The Tories are rumoured to be preparing to lift the 1 percent public sector pay cap—at least for some workers.

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