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Half a million children in poverty because of Tory pay and benefit cuts

Half a million children in poverty because of Tory pay and benefit cuts One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of March, unions have warned.

College workers to strike over ‘kick in teeth’ pay offer—joining education fight

College workers to strike over ‘kick in teeth’ pay offer—joining education fight UCU union members across 16 colleges in England are set to hold a two-day strike starting on 28 February.

Strikes to spread across education

Strikes to spread across education Tens of thousands of education workers are gearing up for strikes.

Picturehouse workers call a week-long strike in London

Picturehouse workers call a week-long strike in London Workers at the Picturehouse cinema chain were set to strike continuously for one week from 5am on Saturday 17 February.

Glasgow council workers demand ‘equal pay or we walk away’

Glasgow council workers demand ‘equal pay or we walk away’ Around 500 low paid women council workers marched through the city centre of Glasgow. They demanded that city council chiefs settle a 12-year equal pay dispute.

After new pay figures released - bosses, not migrants, are to blame for lower wages

After new pay figures released - bosses, not migrants, are to blame for lower wages Right wingers have seized on figures for agricultural wages and immigration to say that migrants lead to lower wages. Alistair Farrow looks at the reality

Anger drives the further education battle over pay

30 January 2018
Workers at 19 further education colleges are fighting to get the vote out in strike ballots over pay.

Fight to win the vote for pay battle in local government

29 January 2018
There’s a chance to give new life to the sruggle over pay in the public services after a key Unison union body voted against the pay offer in local government

Unite union calls on members to reject the pay offer in local government

16 January 2018
The Unite union is calling on its members in English and Welsh local government to reject their pay offer in a consultative ballot.

Fat Cat Thursday is an indictment of a system that enriches a few at our expense

04 January 2018
4 January 2018 was Fat Cat Thursday. The amount already grabbed by the average top executives passed the median annual salary of £28,758 for workers.

Workers in Britain set for biggest pay cuts of 32 most advanced economies

02 January 2018
Workers in Britain will suffer the biggest pay cuts of the world’s 32 most advanced economies in 2018, according to the TUC union federation.

Strikes on six lines as train guards fight on

02 January 2018
 

Workers face worst year for pay in decades

27 December 2017
Pay will continue to fall for millions of workers in 2018

Reports show the greed of the bosses

21 December 2017
Three reports underline how the decline of union membership and militancy is allowing many bosses to grab more from workers.

Unions must resist Tory plan for longer working hours

17 December 2017
The Tories are planning to use Brexit as an excuse to push through attacks on workers’ rights.

New moves in the public sector pay battle

12 December 2017
Local government employers have offered Unison, GMB and Unite union members in England and Wales a below-inflation 2 percent pay offer for each of the next two years.

Arriva North West workers vote on offer, as strikes continue at First Greater Manchester

12 December 2017
Some 2,000 bus drivers and engineers at Arriva North West were voting on a new pay offer as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Unions should fight for Japan’s workers

12 December 2017
Economic difficulties and political discontent lies behind a row over workers’ wages in Japan.

Bosses owed workers staggering £1.7 million after avoiding minimum wage

08 December 2017
Sports Direct has been “named and shamed” as one of the 260 bosses who failed to pay workers the national minimum wage.  

It will take action to win on pay

05 December 2017
Local government employers have offered a million council workers in England and Wales a 2 percent “rise” for each of the next two years

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