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”.
04 February 2014
Local government workers across Britain joined protests for a decent pay rise on Tuesday of this week.