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'Scrap the cap!' - Royal College of Nursing begins protests over public sector pay cap

Scrap the cap! - Royal College of Nursing begins protests over public sector pay cap Chants of "Scrap the cap" rang out in front of Downing Street as over 200 nurses protested against the Tories' 1 percent public sector pay cap in central London today, Thursday.

Sheffield jobcentre strike inspires wider fight as PCS union discusses campaign

Sheffield jobcentre strike inspires wider fight as PCS union discusses campaign Workers at a Sheffield jobcentre ended a week-long strike last Friday—and could soon be joined by workers at three other offices in their fight against Tory cuts and closures.

Wetherspoon advertising jobs at less than minimum wage

Wetherspoon advertising jobs at less than minimum wage The Wetherspoon pub chain is advertising jobs paying less than the minimum wage.

Mears housing workers in Manchester fight for better pay and want outsourcing to end

Mears housing workers in Manchester fight for better pay and want outsourcing to end Some 180 workers who maintain homes for Manchester city council are two weeks into a four week continuous strike

Arrogant Tories have robbed our wages with public sector pay cap

Arrogant Tories have robbed our wages with public sector pay cap Chancellor Philip Hammond is not denying reports that he told his cabinet colleagues that public sector workers are “overpaid”.

The Tory crisis creates an unmissable chance to end the public sector pay cap

The Tory crisis creates an unmissable chance to end the public sector pay cap Anger at the public sector pay cap has opened up rifts at the top of the Tory party.

Unions will need to fight to beat the pay cap

20 June 2017
Unions representing more than 1.6 million local government workers are demanding a 5 percent pay rise to break the Tory public sector pay cap.

Glass workers’ strikes can shatter bosses’ rotten offer

06 June 2017
Workers at Sierra Windows in Paignton and DB Glass in Newton Abbott—both in Devon—were set to hold further strikes this week.

Confronting the restaurant boss who refuses to pay his workers wages

06 June 2017
Watch the embarrassing conversation when Socialist Worker confronts Robert Newmark, a boss refusing to pay what he owes to his workers

Swashbuckling Picturehouse strikers hope to plunder the Cineworld treasure chest

30 May 2017
Picturehouse workers at East Dulwich cinema in south London kept the pressure on last Saturday with a strike hitting the new Pirates of the Caribbean film premiere.

Scottish TUC leader says, ‘Learn from the lecturers and fight back on pay’

24 May 2017
Scottish TUC deputy general secretary Dave Moxham's call to “challenge the public sector pay freeze” comes as 70,000 council workers ballot for strikes over pay

Sacked for wanting wages - the reality of workers’ rights under the Tories

16 May 2017
Eleven workers fired by swanky restaurant Beach Blanket Babylon (BBB) in Shoreditch, east London, have been holding nightly protests outside it since management sacked them last week.

Solid walkout in Scotland as EIS Fela members step up their fight

09 May 2017
College lecturers in Scotland walked out again today, Tuesday, for their third national strike in a fortnight. It was another demonstration that workers are prepared to take the bosses on.

Labour is right on the NHS pay cap - now get the fat cats out of the health service

02 May 2017
Labour has pledged today, Wednesday, to scrap the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap for tens of thousands of health workers.

Industrial round-up - Nurses consider walkouts against Tory pay cap

11 April 2017
Nurses consider action over pay cap, Scottish lecturers back strikes, walkouts on at BMW and Woolwich Ferry, social workers want strikes in Kirklees

Unofficial action by migrant workers at London hospital beats back multinational

11 April 2017
Low paid migrant workers at an east London hospital have beat back privatising bosses with unofficial action. Now they’re raring to fight for more.

Public sector pay cap drives workers out of health service—time to fight back

04 April 2017
Millions are worse off after the Tories’ latest ‘slap in the face’ to the people who keep our public services going. Activists told Alistair Farrow it’s time to strike against the pay cap

Workers 'living hand to mouth' hold national protests over public sector pay cap

04 April 2017
Civil service workers in the PCS union took part in a national day of action against low public sector pay today, Friday.

British Airways cabin crew call a fresh week-long strike

28 February 2017
It would bring the running total of strike days to 26 in the Unite union members’ fight against poverty pay. Also: unofficial walkout in the post and other stories

Nationwide strike for Fujitsu workers

28 February 2017
Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu struck for 24 hours this Tuesday with pickets in London, Manchester, Crewe, Wakefield, Stevenage, Bracknell and Belfast.

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