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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

Fresh strikes called across Defence Support Group sites

11 November 2014
Defence Support Group (DSG) workers have escalated their fight for a pay rise by announcing a four-day walkout.

Pay ballots set to end in local government

11 November 2014
Voting ends this week in pay consultation ballots of local government workers in England and Wales.

Reject shoddy pay deal in Welsh NHS

11 November 2014
Health workers in Wales are frustrated that their Unison union has suspended a pay strike planned for Monday of this week.

Reject rotten local government pay proposal

04 November 2014
The Unison, GMB and Unite unions are holding a consultative ballot of local government members in England and Wales over pay. 

Unite to build resistance to the Tories’ austerity

04 November 2014
Hundreds of union militants will gather at the Unite the Resistance conference later this month to debate how we get united action against the Tories.

More unions join the NHS pay revolt as fresh strikes are called

04 November 2014
Health workers across nine unions in England are set to strike for four hours on Monday 24 November.

More DSG action on cards

04 November 2014
Defence Support Group (DSG) workers struck on Thursday of last week at the Ministry of Defence bases at Colchester, Warminster and Bovington.

Ritzy in job losses U-turn

04 November 2014
Bosses at Picturehouse cinemas announced last week “there will be no redundancies at this time” at the Ritzy. The U-turn came less than a week after it said it planned to sack 34 workers at the south London cinema.

Ballot set for Post Office

04 November 2014
Some 2,000 Post Office workers are set to receive their strike ballot papers on Saturday of this week after pay talks broke down with bosses. 

Reject pay proposal in local government

28 October 2014
Unison leaders face a serious kickback over their decision to call off a local government strike on 14 October.

NHS workers in Wales are set to strike for a pay rise

28 October 2014
A new strike date has been called—now workers want to see escalating action, says Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Tens of thousands of workers join TUC march to demand a pay rise

21 October 2014
Working class people filled the streets of London last Saturday in a mass show of opposition to Tory austerity.

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