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NUT union should join October pay strike

09 September 2014
The national executive committee of the NUT union last week voted by 26 to 12 against striking over pay on 14 October. That’s the day Unison union members in schools and local councils are set to walk out.

Turn fury at the Tories into big strike votes, say NHS workers

09 September 2014
Attacks on pay and conditions have created enormous anger among health workers—but union leaders need to do more to build action that can stop them, writes Annette Mackin

Ritzy strikers reject offer and hold out for London Living Wage

27 August 2014
Workers in the Bectu union at the Ritzy Picturehouse cinema in Brixton, south London have rejected an improved pay offer from bosses.

Local government workers stage pay protests

26 August 2014
Local government and school workers took part in a day of action over pay on Wednesday of last week.

Vote yes for strikes to defend the NHS

26 August 2014
As strike ballots begin in the health service activists are already organising to win a big yes vote—and are finding a mood to fight, reports Dave Sewell

Doncaster Care UK workers build for their longest walkout yet

19 August 2014
Workers at Care UK in Doncaster have voted unanimously for a three-week strike in their ongoing campaign to defend pay and conditions.

Local government workers call new strike during Tory Party conference

23 July 2014
The next strike in the pay battle with the Tories has been announced today, Wednesday. The Unison union has called a second one day strike for 600,000 local government workers on 30 September—right in the middle of the Tory party conference.

Let’s seize the chance and escalate the strikes to stop the Tories’ attacks

15 July 2014
The 10 July strike was the biggest walkout over pay the Tories have faced since taking office. Here is Socialist Worker’s highlights from the day taken from reports sent to us from the picket lines as strikers filled town and city squares, and the arguments that were made for the way forward

We are right to strike - let's escalate to win

08 July 2014
As workers walk out against Tory austerity Sadie Robinson says there is a mood to keep up the fight

Picturehouse boycott begins as Ritzy workers strike for eighth time

08 July 2014
Bectu union members at the Ritzy Picturehouse cinema in south London struck for the eighth time on Sunday of last week to demand the London Living Wage.

'Our strike can make Tories pay' - 1.4 million to join 10 July walkout

01 July 2014
Join me on the picket lines, says kitchen assistant Wendy Harris

EDF energy workers show they have the power to take on the bosses

26 June 2014
Meter readers began picketing at energy giant EDF’s building in Bexley Heath, south east London, this morning, Thursday, as the Unite union stepped up selective action.

Glass workers in Gateshead are out to smash an insulting pay deal

20 June 2014
Striking workers at Tyneside Safety Glass marched through a Gateshead industrial estate today, Friday. Some 112 Unite union members have been on strike for better pay on Monday of this week.

Let's all strike for better pay on July 10

17 June 2014
Local government workers are up for a fight at the Unison union's conference, and civil service workers are protesting outside their workplaces

NHS worker says 'don’t miss opportunity for united strikes'

10 June 2014
Health workers staged a day of action to demand better pay around Britain on Thursday of last week.

A month to build mass strike on 10 July—and win a pay rise

03 June 2014
Public sector workers are fighting for a strike to hit the Tories hard on 10 July, reports?Raymie Kiernan

Why local government workers should vote Yes to strike

27 May 2014
From classroom assistants to social workers, and from gardeners to engineers, up to a million local government workers are voting on strikes over the next few weeks after employers awarded them a pay rise of just 1 percent. Socialist Worker explains why Unison and GMB union members should vote Yes

US fast food strikers stage mass sit-in at McDonald's shareholder event

23 May 2014
More than 2,000 fast food workers and their supporters joined a mass sit-in outside a McDonald’s corporate shareholders event in the US city of Chicago on Wednesday 21 May.

Would you like strikes with that? Interview with Fast Food Global activists

20 May 2014
They are among the poorest paid people in the US and many thought they could not be organised. But last week workers in the fast food industry hit back with a strike that reached 160 cities. Julie Sherry met activists in New York and discussed how their fight has changed their lives—and why it needs to spread to other workers

Tory lies on pay won’t wash as workers gear up for walkouts

22 April 2014
The Tories were gloating last week after figures appeared to suggest that workers are enjoying an above-inflation rise in wages.

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