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Unite union calls on members to reject the pay offer in local government

16 January 2018
The Unite union is calling on its members in English and Welsh local government to reject their pay offer in a consultative ballot.

Fat Cat Thursday is an indictment of a system that enriches a few at our expense

04 January 2018
4 January 2018 was Fat Cat Thursday. The amount already grabbed by the average top executives passed the median annual salary of £28,758 for workers.

Workers in Britain set for biggest pay cuts of 32 most advanced economies

02 January 2018
Workers in Britain will suffer the biggest pay cuts of the world’s 32 most advanced economies in 2018, according to the TUC union federation.

Strikes on six lines as train guards fight on

02 January 2018
 

Workers face worst year for pay in decades

27 December 2017
Pay will continue to fall for millions of workers in 2018

Reports show the greed of the bosses

21 December 2017
Three reports underline how the decline of union membership and militancy is allowing many bosses to grab more from workers.

Unions must resist Tory plan for longer working hours

17 December 2017
The Tories are planning to use Brexit as an excuse to push through attacks on workers’ rights.

New moves in the public sector pay battle

12 December 2017
Local government employers have offered Unison, GMB and Unite union members in England and Wales a below-inflation 2 percent pay offer for each of the next two years.

Arriva North West workers vote on offer, as strikes continue at First Greater Manchester

12 December 2017
Some 2,000 bus drivers and engineers at Arriva North West were voting on a new pay offer as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Unions should fight for Japan’s workers

12 December 2017
Economic difficulties and political discontent lies behind a row over workers’ wages in Japan.

Bosses owed workers staggering £1.7 million after avoiding minimum wage

08 December 2017
Sports Direct has been “named and shamed” as one of the 260 bosses who failed to pay workers the national minimum wage.  

It will take action to win on pay

05 December 2017
Local government employers have offered a million council workers in England and Wales a 2 percent “rise” for each of the next two years

Bus drivers in north west of England fight bosses over safety, pay and cuts

05 December 2017
Workers on strike at two north west bus companies are driving bosses round the bend, writes Sarah Bates

Workers need a pay rise the budget won’t deliver

19 November 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond will likely claim that he’s scrapped the 1 percent public sector pay cap when he delivers his budget this week.

Fast results for cleaners at Ferrari dealer

07 November 2017
Two sacked cleaners at a luxury Maserati and Ferrari car showroom have won their jobs back—and the London Living Wage

Picturehouse cinema strikes are just the ticket

07 November 2017
Workers at five Picturehouse cinemas in London struck on Sunday and Monday.

Civil service workers in the mood for a pay revolt

07 November 2017
Civil service workers have voted by over 79 percent to fight over pay

Civil service workers fight over poverty pay and jobs

31 October 2017
Civil service workers in the PCS union protested outside offices across the country on Tuesday—pay day—against poverty pay.

Unions need to organise anger against Tory pay cap

24 October 2017
Anger against the Tories’ 1 percent public sector pay cap was clear on the streets of central London

Hundreds demonstrate against the pay cap

18 October 2017
Anger against the Tories' 1 percent public sector pay cap was on the streets of central London on Tuesday night.

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