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Pay strikes could ‘break the government’ says John McDonnell

Pay strikes could ‘break the government’ says John McDonnell 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

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

Anger over pay grows as firefighters reject bosses 2 percent offer 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

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

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

‘Scrap the pay cap,’ demand nurses ahead of an RCN rally at parliament in London

05 September 2017
Nurses and their supporters were set to hold a #ScraptheCap protest in London’s Parliament Square this Wednesday.

Civil service workers fight pay cap and jobcentre closures

04 September 2017
Civil service workers at government offices across Britain took action last Friday—pay day—to demand an end to the public sector pay cap.

Protest targets McDonald's headquarters ahead of first strike

02 September 2017
Some 200 people joined the protest ahead of the first-ever strike by workers at the multinational fast food giant in Britain

Action is urgently needed over pay as Tory ‘living wage’ is found too low to live on

21 August 2017
The Tories’ sham “living wage” is not even enough to allow families to support their children, according to a shock new report by the Child Poverty Action Group.

BA cabin crew hold surprise protest outside Heathrow bosses' offices

16 August 2017
Striking British Airways (BA) cabin crew went on the offensive today, Wednesday, with a surprise protest at the offices of Heathrow Airport Ltd.

Council chiefs ‘outdone’ as workers score victory in Birmingham bins dispute

16 August 2017
Through a sustained and escalating series of strikes, refuse workers in Birmingham have stopped the Labour council’s attack on their terms and conditions.

Wages down, prices up—time to fight the Tories' squeeze on our living standards

15 August 2017
The Tories and bosses tried to spin new inflation figures released on Tuesday as good news for workers.

BA bosses under pressure as cabin crew dig in with another two-week strike

13 August 2017
British Airways (BA) cabin crew are digging in for the next two weeks in their ongoing strike—and underneath bosses' carefully maintained facade of normality their action is taking a toll.

Fat cats rake it in—make them pay out

08 August 2017
Some newspapers last week reported that Britain’s top bosses have suffered a 17 percent pay cut. The real news is that the gap between bosses’ and workers’ wages is growing.

McDonald’s workers to ballot for strikes to demand £10 an hour and a union

08 August 2017
Workers at two McDonald’s restaurants in Cambridge and Crayford, south London, are preparing to ballot for strikes

We still need a pay rise, says TUC—but we’ll need a bigger fight to get it

08 August 2017
The TUC union federation has called a major lobby and rally of parliament on 17 October “to tell our MPs that Britain’s dedicated public servants need a pay rise”.

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