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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”.

Picturehouse cinema strikers vow to continue fight as union calls fresh ballot

06 August 2017
Workers at five Picturehouse cinema sites in London walked out on Friday and Saturday as part of their long-running campaign.

Striking workers protest against bosses in London as pay fights hot up

03 August 2017
Chants of “low pay—no way” rang out in the City of London financial district today, Thursday, as workers from three disputes took to the streets.

Low paid workers would take 316 years to earn the average fat cat's annual salary

03 August 2017
A worker earning the average wage in Britain of £28,000 a year would take 160 years to earn what the average company chief executive earns in one year.

UCU misses an opportunity to encourage pay resistance

01 August 2017
Workers in the UCU union in higher education have voted to accept a below-inflation pay offer. Bosses had offered just 1.7 percent.

Mears housing workers protest as part of strike against pay differential

28 July 2017
Workers were on the move in central Manchester today, Friday, as strikers from Mears housing came to the town hall instead of mounting a picket.

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

27 July 2017
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

25 July 2017
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

25 July 2017
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

21 July 2017
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

18 July 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond is not denying reports that he told his cabinet colleagues that public sector workers are “overpaid”.

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