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Pasties are binned in Lincoln walkout over half-baked wages

19 April 2016
Three workers in a Lincoln high street bakery shut down their store and threw away all the pasties in it to demand thousands of pounds of unpaid wages.

CCTV workers defy night shift robbery as Glasgow council cuts rebellion grows

22 March 2016
Glasgow trade unions are moving towards a council-wide strike against the cuts. The Labour-run administration is attacking workers’ terms and conditions.

Reports round-up

22 March 2016
Social work students hold campaigning conference | Final curtain for Opera pay dispute | Holiday hold-up for hot cross buns | Electric action at Network Rail | Heathrow Tube strike takes off | Buses set to stop around Manchester | Coop lorry drivers win talks at Acas | London left rallies against bosses’ EU

College pay battle is thrown away in a disastrous retreat

08 March 2016
The UCU union has ended its pay campaign for further education members.

Leicester food workers fight to build the union and stop pay cuts

16 February 2016
Some 300 workers at Samworth Brothers food manufacturer in Leicester met on Friday of last week to discuss bosses’ plans to cut their pay.

College workers gear up for joint pay strike

09 February 2016
Further education (FE) lecturers and support staff have announced an England-wide strike for Wednesday 24 February.

Sky high strike vote at Ainscough cranes

26 January 2016
Around 500 crane operators and support workers employed by Ainscough, Britain’s largest mobile crane hire firm, have voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay.

University lecturers launch pay campaign

19 January 2016
Workers in higher education (HE) have begun a national campaign over pay.

Drive home the advantage in pay fight at Tesco hubs

01 December 2015
Over 700 Tesco lorry drivers and warehouse workers at distribution hubs in Doncaster and Belfast are being balloted to strike over a “pitiful” pay offer.

As BMA sets strike dates it’s time to support junior doctors and build solidarity

17 November 2015
Junior doctors will strike three times next month if they back industrial action in a ballot ending on Wednesday of this week.

Junior doctors prescribe a strike for the NHS

27 October 2015
The junior doctors’ revolt is growing. The British Medical Association (BMA) announced last week that it would ballot its 56,000 members for industrial action. 

FE lecturers gear up for strike to break pay freeze

27 October 2015
A lecturers’ strike is set to hit further education colleges across England on Tuesday 10 November. The bosses’ Association of Colleges has recommended a pay freeze for 2015/16.

Colleges in England to strike over pay

20 October 2015
Further education lecturers in England are set to strike on 10 November over pay. The UCU union members voted by nearly 74 percent for strikes after bosses announced a pay freeze.

The lights go out in Sheffield

06 October 2015
Around 40 street lighting workers in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, struck on Friday of last week against attacks on pay.

Teesside construction workers take pay fight to Liverpool plant

06 October 2015
Construction workers from Unite, GMB and Ucatt unions protested in Liverpool on Wednesday of last week.

Students and staff protest against University of Manchester cuts

06 October 2015
Students led a demonstration on Friday of last week against planned job cuts at the University of Manchester. 

Junior doctors spread revolt

06 October 2015
More than 800 junior doctors marched in Manchester on Tuesday of last week to chants of “Tories out” and “strike, strike, strike”. 

Large picket lines boost Camden traffic wardens' confidence in pay battle

29 September 2015
Traffic wardens in Camden, central London, began a seven-day strike against low pay on Wednesday of last week.

DVLA workers drive home opposition to pay cut

01 September 2015
A three-day strike by 650 workers at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) contact centre in Swansea, South Wales, caused disruption both sides of the bank holiday weekend. 

Indesit striker: ‘We are a force to be reckoned with’

01 September 2015
Over 200 drivers, drivers’ mates and warehouse workers employed at 12 Indesit depots struck for two days last week. Indesit manufactures and distributes domestic appliances.

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