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Workers 'living hand to mouth' hold national protests over public sector pay cap

04 April 2017
Civil service workers in the PCS union took part in a national day of action against low public sector pay today, Friday.

British Airways cabin crew call a fresh week-long strike

28 February 2017
It would bring the running total of strike days to 26 in the Unite union members’ fight against poverty pay. Also: unofficial walkout in the post and other stories

Nationwide strike for Fujitsu workers

28 February 2017
Workers at IT services firm Fujitsu struck for 24 hours this Tuesday with pickets in London, Manchester, Crewe, Wakefield, Stevenage, Bracknell and Belfast.

Teaching assistants keep up action against pay cuts in Derby and Durham

21 February 2017
Also: will the SNP satisfy Glasgow council strikers?

Reports round-up: Six days of strikes scheduled to hit British Airways

31 January 2017
Also: Benefit cuts kill in Kentish Town | Nominate Ian Allinson in Unite | Peace activists target fighter jets | Nuclear bosses attack pensions | No justice over Marikana | Picturehouse strike vote | EHRC layoffs | Fracking protests | Housing campaigns

Striking teaching assistants besiege Derby council to overturn huge pay cut

31 January 2017
Around 150 teaching assistants (TAs) descended on Derby Council’s head office on Tuesday blowing whistles, ringing bells and waving flags and placards.

Surgical strikers say low pay won’t cut it

31 January 2017
The workers who disinfect and sterilise surgical instruments at three south Wales hospitals struck on Wednesday of last week.

Brutish Airways is bloody awful to strikers

17 January 2017
Cabin crew at BA are standing up to intimidation from their bosses, writes Dave Sewell

Fujitsu IT workers launch new wave of strikes against bosses' attacks

13 January 2017
IT workers in Manchester are resisting a multinational firm's attack. Fujitsu is holding down pay, robbing pensions and planning mass layoffs.

Durham TAs' strikes force council into retreat—but union officials call off action

06 December 2016
Durham teaching assistants (TAs) have forced council bosses to retreat. But a chance for a clear cut victory was snatched away from them by union officials.

Pay down, benefits cut - the Tories are still making us pay

29 November 2016
Real wages in Britain are set to fall below 2008 levels by 2021 and the poorest third of households are going to get poorer

Scabs are the real beasts for fantastic strikers at Picturehouse cinemas

22 November 2016
Workers at Picturehouse cinemas in Brixton and Hackney in London struck last week in their long-running fight for decent pay.

Millions trapped in poverty as class still divides Britain

22 November 2016
Right wing MPs fear falling social mobility could undermine support for the free market system, writes Sadie Robinson

Strikes over pay in York, Hackney and Manchester

08 November 2016
Also: Offshore workers reject bosses’ sham pay offer

Why should Scottish FE college workers waste time voting on ‘not a penny more’?

08 November 2016
Also: Privatisation opens third front in Glasgow council battle

How do bosses still dare to pay women lower wages?

01 November 2016
The resilience of the gender pay gap is nothing to celebrate, Sadie Robinson argues—and the reasons tell us something about how the system uses sexism

Dirty tricks from Durham Labour council as teaching assistants ballot for strikes

04 October 2016
Labour-run Durham County Council is playing classic divide and rule to ram through its 23 percent cut to pay teaching assistants' (TAs) pay in the hope it can undermine a move towards strikes.

Teaching Labour a lesson in Durham

27 September 2016
Rank and file teaching assistants in Durham are fighting for their very livelihoods. Their battle has pitted them not just against the Labour-led council but their own union officials too.

Durham teaching assistants say no to deal that would cut their pay

13 September 2016
Rank and file teaching assistants (TAs) are organising to reject a “much improved” offer from Labour-controlled Durham County Council.

Tower Transit strikers stop London buses

07 September 2016
Also: Solidarity for drivers in Weymouth

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