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London bus drivers gear up for more pay strikes

10 February 2015
London bus drivers were set to strike again in their battle for equal pay with the capital’s 18 bus operators and Transport for London (TfL) on Friday of this week and Monday of next week.

Workers of the world united - immigrant voices from London's bus strike

10 February 2015
Migrant workers from many countries took part in London’s bus strike last week. Strikers told Raymie Kiernan about why they came to Britain, what their lives are really like—and how they fight to defend their rights at work and drive up pay for everyone

Defence Support Group workers demand more strikes after Unite union suspends walkout

20 January 2015
The Unite union has suspended a planned strike by Defence Support Group (DSG) workers because of the prospect of a new offer. 

Bus worker speaks out—all the controllers say is, 'Why are you late?'

20 January 2015
Mostafa, a bus driver, spoke to Raymie Kiernan about the pressures of work

Momentum grows ahead of Tuesday's London bus strike

10 January 2015
Around 27,000 London bus drivers in the Unite union are set to walk out on Tuesday of next week. It’s part of a pay dispute with 18 bus companies and Transport for London (TfL). 

Unite union calls London-wide bus strike for equal pay

06 January 2015
Over 27,000 London bus drivers are set to strike across the capital’s 18 bus companies on Tuesday of next week.

London Tower Transit bus workers fight back against unequal pay

06 January 2015
Tower Transit workers strike

Defiant DSG workers kick back at bosses with plans for more action

20 December 2014
Striking defence workers celebrated the last day of their ten day strike with a Christmas party on the picket line yesterday, Friday. The Unite union members are already gearing up for more action at Defence Support Group (DSG) in the new year in their fight for an 8 percent pay rise.

Escalation can win as DSG workers strike for 10 days

16 December 2014
Defence Support Group (DSG) workers are making bosses sweat with their ten-day strike for pay, ending on Friday of this week.

Bosses of London’s buses can expect a bumpy ride

16 December 2014
A strike ballot of 20,000 London bus drivers was set to finish on Thursday of this week.

London bus workers gear up for battle over pay

09 December 2014
Some 20,000 London bus drivers are balloting for strikes to demand equal pay and collective bargaining across the capital’s 18 bus companies.

Ten-day strike begins at DSG defence firm as workers tell bosses to 'get stuffed'

08 December 2014
More than 700 Defence Support Group (DSG) workers walked out at Ministry of Defence (MoD) bases across Britain today, Monday. The Unite union members were beginning a ten-day strike against a real terms pay cut.

Rebellion over Unison local government pay sellout grows in strength

02 December 2014
The revolt inside the Unison union against the leadership’s sell out of members in local government over pay is growing.

Keep the Further Education pay ballot on

02 December 2014
College lecturers across Britain are balloting for strikes over pay—but some in their UCU union are organising to get the ballot scrapped.

The Tories’ NHS cash pledge can’t mask their assault on the NHS

02 December 2014
Tory chancellor George Osborne has claimed that the government will give the NHS a £2 billion “lifeline”.

On the offensive: defence workers escalate strikes in pay battle

27 November 2014
Defence Support Group (DSG) workers have gone on the offensive in their dispute over pay, calling another ten days of strikes. The action is set to begin on Monday 8 December and last until Friday 19.

NHS strikers take on the Tories

24 November 2014
Up to 500,000 health workers struck for four hours across England today, Monday.

In pictures: NHS workers strike across England

24 November 2014
NHS workers in nine different unions across England walked out on strike from 7am to 11am this morning, Monday.

Anger at union leaders after pay ‘betrayal’ in local government

18 November 2014
The rotten pay proposal cooked up by leaders of the Unison, GMB and Unite union leaderships has now settled the dispute with local government employers.

Cleaners are wiping out poverty wages

18 November 2014
Cleaners in the RMT union at London’s Waterloo station struck for 24 hours, outsourced cleaners in the Unison union at Birkbeck University won better terms and conditions

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