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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”.

March against Tory austerity—then step up the pressure for more action

08 May 2018
Thousands of trade unionists and campaigners are due to join a march in London this Saturday for workers’ rights and against the Tories’ brutal austerity policies.

Say no to new scheme to privatise NHS jobs in Leeds

24 April 2018
Health workers in Leeds are fighting plans to outsource over 2,000 jobs to an arms-length company.

School strikes are part of a big fight over the future of education

19 April 2018
Workers at Connaught School for Girls in Waltham Forest ended a three-day strike on Thursday in a battle over pay. NEU union members are demanding the higher inner London pay rate at the outer London school.

Keep up the fight to reject the NHS pay deal

17 April 2018
Delegates at the Unison union health conference in Brighton this week voted by two to one for the leadership’s motion to recommend the government’s pay offer.

Health workers protest to reject rotten NHS pay deal

10 April 2018
Health workers were set to protest outside the Department of Health in central London this Friday.

Teachers must push pay fight after NUT conference

03 April 2018
Teachers could be heading for a national strike ballot over pay. Delegates at the NUT union conference in Brighton last weekend passed a motion calling on the union to launch a “vigorous campaign” over pay.

Teachers ready to fight for the future of education

31 March 2018
This year’s NUT union conference in Brighton has seen fury at the Tories' assault on schools.

College strikes reject rotten pay offer - and fight for education

29 March 2018
Workers across six further education colleges came to the end of a three-day strike on Thursday. The walkout hit five London colleges and Sandwell College in the Midlands.

Throw out Tory health deal and defend the NHS

27 March 2018
The Tories showed their contempt for the health service and those who work in it with a miserly pay offer last week.

College workers reject bosses’ money lies and strike to demand higher pay

27 March 2018
Workers across six further education colleges began a three-day strike on Tuesday in an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions

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