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.
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.
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
08 July 2014
As workers walk out against Tory austerity Sadie Robinson says there is a mood to keep up the fight
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.
01 July 2014
Join me on the picket lines, says kitchen assistant Wendy Harris
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.
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.
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
10 June 2014
Health workers staged a day of action to demand better pay around Britain on Thursday of last week.
03 June 2014
Public sector workers are fighting for a strike to hit the Tories hard on 10 July, reports?Raymie Kiernan
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
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.
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
22 April 2014
The Tories were gloating last week after figures appeared to suggest that workers are enjoying an above-inflation rise in wages.
15 April 2014
Health workers in the Unison union have voted overwhelmingly for a ballot to strike over pay as Socialist Worker went to press.
08 April 2014
The Unison union has threatened a year of unrest in the NHS after senior reps agreed to call a strike ballot over pay.
25 March 2014
Cleaners and other outsourced workers at King’s College London are finally to be paid the London Living Wage of £8.80.
The university initially agreed to pay staff the living wage in November 2010.
18 March 2014
Nurses are furious at their effective pay cut after MPs got an automatic 11 percent raise, reports Judith Orr
18 February 2014
Pressure is growing on trade unions to fight for real wage increases. The Tories talk of a “recovery”.