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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.

It's right to fight over pay - join the TUC lobby on Tuesday

15 October 2017
The Tories are trying to diffuse the anger against their 1 percent public sector cap which has cut workers’ pay by almost a fifth since 2010 after price rises are taken into account.

Hunt's phony pay cap claim fools no-one

12 October 2017
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt tried to con health workers by claiming he had scrapped the Tories’ 1 percent pay cap.

Unions launch ballots to fight the Tories’ pay cap

10 October 2017
Up to 2,000 people marched against the public sector pay cap in Edinburgh last Saturday.

Good response to the PCS union’s call for protests over the pay cap

03 October 2017
Civil service workers at government department offices across Britain protested on Friday of last week demanding an end to the 1 percent public sector pay cap.

The revolt to smash the Tories’ public sector pay cap is growing - join the fight

26 September 2017
The revolt against the public sector pay cap is growing.

Pay strikes could ‘break the government’ says John McDonnell

21 September 2017
Labour's shadow chancellor urged unions to coordinate industrial action to break the Tories' public sector pay cap last night, Wednesday.

Unions’ pay claims put pressure on the Tories to give rises

19 September 2017
Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to lift the public sector pay cap with a new poll showing that 62 percent of people want it scrapped.

Anger over pay grows as firefighters reject bosses' 2 percent offer

14 September 2017
Firefighters in the FBU union rejected a pay offer yesterday, Wednesday, amid anger at being asked to perform extra duties for little extra money.

Theresa May suffers humiliation in pay cap vote—unions must go on the offensive

13 September 2017
Tory prime minister Theresa May has suffered a humiliating blow over the public sector pay cap. 

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