The Socialist

The Socialist 2 October 2013

Nationalise them now!

The Socialist issue 782

Nationalise them now!

Tax dodging corporations profit from casualisation

Big business puts profits before environment

Tory millionaire tells Britain: 'Back to the workhouse!'

Them & Us


Fighting to defend our NHS


TV review: Locked up for being ill?

TV review: Peaky Blinders

Theatre review: A man of humble beginnings


Capitalist parties offer nothing to the 99%


Socialism 2013 - a weekend of discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party


Solid support for teachers' strike

Firefighters' four-hour strike - determined and clear that coordinated action needed

Rochdale care workers dig in

Liverpool pay victory

Leeds zero-hour protest

In brief


28 percent for TUSC in Fleetwood

Lincoln: 400 march against Library cuts

The fight against academies in Leicester

Building Socialist Students


Greek government forced to take action against neo-fascists

Activists demand full public inquiry into undercover police operations

Sudan: 'Down with the regime!'

Qatar: End this modern-day slave labour

 
 
 
 

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Liverpool pay victory

Dave Walsh

Workers at the King and Fowler metal finishing firm in Liverpool have achieved a stunning victory after six one-day strikes. Their action came about after six years without a pay rise and mistreatment from their anti-trade union boss who refused to recognise Unite the Union.

The result of their action was a 3% pay award with immediate effect, along with a two-year deal of 2.5% in April 2014 and 2% in April 2015. They also secured an agreement for time and a half for bank holidays and overtime as well as time in lieu for all hours worked on bank holidays.

As well as these improvements Unite has now secured a recognition agreement which was achieved after it built its membership from 18 to 48 - the vast majority of the workforce.

Dot who works at King and Fowler said: "people like us needed to make a stand and we did make a stand". Donna Bernard from Unite said: "The union will stand firm with its members when faced with ruthless bosses who think they can get away with treating their workers in this way".


In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

Nationalise them now!

Tax dodging corporations profit from casualisation

Big business puts profits before environment

Tory millionaire tells Britain: 'Back to the workhouse!'

Them & Us


Socialist Party NHS campaign

Fighting to defend our NHS


Socialist Party reviews

TV review: Locked up for being ill?

TV review: Peaky Blinders

Theatre review: A man of humble beginnings


Socialist Party editorial

Capitalist parties offer nothing to the 99%


Socialism 2013

Socialism 2013 - a weekend of discussion and debate hosted by the Socialist Party


Socialist Party workplace news

Solid support for teachers' strike

Firefighters' four-hour strike - determined and clear that coordinated action needed

Rochdale care workers dig in

Liverpool pay victory

Leeds zero-hour protest

In brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

28 percent for TUSC in Fleetwood

Lincoln: 400 march against Library cuts

The fight against academies in Leicester

Building Socialist Students


International socialist news and analysis

Greek government forced to take action against neo-fascists

Activists demand full public inquiry into undercover police operations

Sudan: 'Down with the regime!'

Qatar: End this modern-day slave labour


 

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