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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.

Gunstones strikers win pay rises

11 August 2015
 Strikers at Gunstones bakery in Dronfield, Sheffield, have won their battle against an imposed pay freeze.

Gunstones bakers reject a crummy offer

21 July 2015
Workers at the Gunstones bakery in Sheffield have voted overwhelmingly to reject a pay offer.

Bosses squeeze us for every last penny, low pay report shows

21 July 2015
Unpaid overtime, zero hours, no time to eat or for breaks at work— Nick Clark looks at a new report exposing what the Tory claims of economic recovery mean for low paid workers

Austerity drive deepens as councils launch new attacks

21 July 2015
in Walsall and Coventry

Reject the Tube bosses' 'crap' in London Underground ballot

16 June 2015
Also: Strikes at Merseyrail, Bus bosses back off from attacks

Glasgow strikers reject bosses’ insulting offer and vow to fight on

02 June 2015
Under growing pressure from the all-out homelessness caseworkers’ strike, bosses tried to sell a shoddy deal. Strikers spoke to Raymie Kiernan about the next steps in their struggle

Barking and Dagenham refuse strike gains support

05 May 2015
Refuse lorry drivers in Barking and Dagenham, east London, were continuing an eight-day strike as Socialist Worker went to press.

Angry Glasgow homelessness strikers hand back their long service awards

05 May 2015
The all-out strike by Glasgow City Council workers entered its sixth week on Tuesday of this week. 

Trouble in Tayside - how the SNP governs in 'Yes City' Dundee

21 April 2015
Disillusionment with Labour has seen the Scottish National Party capture the hopes of those radicalised by the independence vote. But a closer look at councils it runs should be a warning, as Raymie Kiernan found in Dundee

How workers are fighting back against low pay and zero hours

21 April 2015
Low paid workers are unable to make ends meet as bosses cut their hours and attack their conditions

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