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It’s back to the picket lines for East Dunbartonshire

04 September 2018
Workers at East Dunbartonshire council, which borders Glasgow, are preparing a return to the picket lines after negotiations broke down.

Uniting the fight at Ministry of Justice

04 September 2018
Civil service workers in the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) resoundingly rejected a pay proposal tied to cuts to terms and conditions last week.

UCU union members are voting over poor pay offers

28 August 2018
The UCU union was to begin balloting its members in higher education this Thursday over a pay offe

Vote yes for equal pay at Glasgow City Council

28 August 2018
Unison union members who work for Glasgow City Council (GCC) and its outsourced companies have started balloting for strikes

Glasgow council workers could strike for equal pay

21 August 2018
Thousands of workers in Glasgow are preparing to build a huge result in a strike ballot that is part of a fight for equal pay

Civil service pay ballot shows how Tory law can threaten collective action

24 July 2018
A public sector union’s fight over pay came up against Tory restrictions on the right to strike

Reject shoddy Tory pay deals

24 July 2018
The Tories announced pay deals for a million public sector workers in England this week. They are below inflation for most, and will mean more cuts.

Reports round-up - Vote yes for strikes in PCS pay ballot

17 July 2018
A ballot for strikes over pay by civil service workers in the PCS union was set to end on Monday of next week.

Don’t let Prentis palm off piss-poor pay packet on health workers

17 July 2018
Tens of thousands of health workers will be forced to wait up to eight months for thousands of pounds promised by the Tories and union leaders.

PCS members say, ‘Let’s get a huge strike vote over pay in the civil service’

26 June 2018
Civil service workers were set mount payday ­protests on Friday as part of a national day of action.

Health workers vote to accept NHS below-inflation pay deal

12 June 2018
Health workers in England and Wales have accepted a below-inflation pay deal cobbled together by the Tories, unions and NHS bosses.

Battle is on to build pay fight in the UCU - and to transform union democracy

12 June 2018
Around 80 UCU union members from across Britain met in London last Saturday to discuss building struggles over pay and pensions—and transforming their union.

A two-week walkout in Tower Hamlets takes on housing bosses over pay

05 June 2018
Housing workers are fighting attacks on pay in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Workers organise to win PCS strike ballot

05 June 2018
Activists in the civil service workers’ union the PCS have begun the battle to deliver a solid vote for national strikes over pay.

Civil service workers set to start a national strike ballot

29 May 2018
Civil service workers are set to ballot for strikes to end the Tories’ public sector pay cap. The PCS union is expected to give formal notice of the ballot on 11 June and begin balloting on 18 June.

PCS set to announce dates of national strike ballot

24 May 2018
Workers in government departments have suffered a pay freeze or 1 percent increases—well below inflation—for some eight years.

Pay cuts and precarious contracts fuel college strikes

24 May 2018
One picket said simply, “I’ve worked here on a zero hours contract for ten years.”

More colleges join fightback over pay

22 May 2018
Workers at two London colleges struck on Tuesday as part of a rolling programme of walkouts over pay.

Tens of thousands join TUC march. Now build for strikes

12 May 2018
It was important to take to the streets, but more will be needed to beat the Tories

Anger over pay on TUC march as workers protest against the Tories

12 May 2018
Tens of thousands of people have joined the TUC union federation march in London for a “new deal for workers”.

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