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Scottish teachers should fight for better pay

Scottish teachers should fight for better pay School teachers in the EIS union in Scotland are voting on whether to accept the latest offer over pay

National strike ballot over pay in civil service

National strike ballot over pay in civil service Civil service workers are set to begin a national strike ballot

Meeting will demand Karen Reissmann is reinstated

Meeting will demand Karen Reissmann is reinstated Supporters of the Reinstate Karen Reissmann campaign were set to hold a public meeting in Manchester this Saturday.

Ten more colleges could join walkouts over pay

Ten more colleges could join walkouts over pay Workers across 26 colleges in England last month voted by 89 percent for strikes over pay. The overall turnout was 48 percent.

Supporters demand suspended health worker Karen Reissmann is reinstated

Supporters demand suspended health worker Karen Reissmann is reinstated The Reinstate Karen Reissmann campaign is gearing up for a public meeting in Manchester on Saturday, 19 January.

Workers thousands of pounds worse off than a decade ago—time for a pay fight

Workers thousands of pounds worse off than a decade ago—time for a pay fight Wages are still worth a third less in some parts of Britain than a decade ago

Turn the feeling over teachers’ pay in Scotland into hard-hitting action

04 December 2018
The result of last month’s EIS Scottish teachers’ union ballot was a 98 percent rejection of the pay offer on a 74 percent turnout.

Big turnout on picket lines as pay strikes begin at six colleges

28 November 2018
UCU union members at six English colleges are on strike today in a battle over pay

College workers win above-inflation pay rise after eight days of strikes

21 November 2018
Workers at three London colleges have won above-inflation pay rises following strikes. And the deal will see the lowest-paid staff benefit the most.

Karen Reissmann - victimised for speaking out against health pay deal?

06 November 2018
Solidarity is growing for a nurse and leading union activist who has been suspended from holding office in the Unison union.

Why women workers are still fighting to win equal wages

05 November 2018
A mass strike at Glasgow City Council last month exposed how women workers are still fighting for equality. Sarah Bates looks at how councils have got away with this for so long

Stand with Karen Reissmann and the fight for NHS pay

01 November 2018
A leading health worker in Unison has been suspended from holding office in the union, according to leaked internal emails.

Local government round-up—Salford nurseries and Scottish local government pay

30 October 2018
Protest demands Salford council funds nurseries

Monster march in Glasgow to demand more pay for teachers shows the mood to fight

27 October 2018
Around 30,000 teachers and their supporters marched through Glasgow on Saturday in a massively powerful display of their determination to win a 10 percent pay rise.

The women that make Glasgow are striking back

26 October 2018
Working class women make Glasgow. That’s the message last week’s stunning 48-hour strike sent out as Glasgow City Council (GCC) services ground to a halt.

Solidarity and sympathy strikes as workers refuse to cross Glasgow pay picket lines

24 October 2018
A fight for equal pay is sparking a strike wave across Glasgow City Council (GCC).

Teachers in Scotland need a 10 percent pay rise now

23 October 2018
Teachers in Scotland are set to take a step forwards in their battle for pay and decent education on Saturday.

Women strike for equal pay in Glasgow - and show the power of workers

23 October 2018
Thousands of striking women flooded Glasgow city centre this week demanding that bullying bosses pay up now.

Threat of more strikes defeats the lying health bosses in Bolton

19 October 2018
Hundreds of striking porters, cleaners and domestics in Bolton show the way to fight attacks on pay, NHS privatisation and outsourcing, argues Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Support the Glasgow strike for equal pay

16 October 2018
A key battle in the fight for women’s equality is about to take place in Glasgow. Workers across council services and schools are getting ready for a two-day walkout, reports Sarah Bates

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