Socialist Worker

Pay campaigns


Keep fighting as university strikes have bosses under pressure

Keep fighting as university strikes have bosses under pressure Tens of thousands of university workers entered their third week of a wave of strikes on Monday. They need solidarity and an outgoing strike.

University strikers march and prepare for stronger resistance

University strikers march and prepare for stronger resistance Up to 1,000 university strikers, students and supporters marched through central London on Wednesday on the final day of a three-day strike.

Solidarity boosts university strikers on day four of their action

Solidarity boosts university strikers on day four of their action John McDonnell said, 'We will do all we can in parliament to support you. But on the streets is where we need to be.'

More universities could join new wave of UCU action

More universities could join new wave of UCU action Workers in 37 UCU union branches are reballoting for strikes. The branches voted overwhelmingly for walkouts in initial ballots, but failed to meet the Tories’ 50 percent turnout threshold for legal strikes.

Struggle against poverty pay at Liverpool tax office

Struggle against poverty pay at Liverpool tax office Outsourced cleaners at HMRC tax offices in Liverpool struck over pay

UCU strikes see ‘festive’ second day

UCU strikes see ‘festive’ second day Striking university staff were in a buoyant mood as they entered the second day of an eight-day walkout on Tuesday.

Start of strike at 60 universities is a stunning success

25 November 2019
Big picket lines, student support, enthusiastic particpation and union recruitment as eight-day strike begins

Strikers at UCL speak out over UCU union fight over pay, pensions and conditions

25 November 2019
Workers and students staged determined picket lines across Britain on Monday as an eight-day strike got underway.

Strikes to hit 60 universities as UCU members fight for the future of education

18 November 2019
Tens of thousands of UCU union members are preparing for their return to the picket line. Sadie Robinson talks to activists about how they’re building solidarity—and how to win

University workers headed for eight days of strikes over pensions and pay

01 November 2019
Eight days of strikes are set to hit 60 universities from Monday 25 November to Wednesday 4 December after workers voted for action in two ballots.

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

01 October 2019
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

01 October 2019
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

19 July 2019
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

16 July 2019
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

31 May 2019
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

21 May 2019
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

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.