Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
1 February 2013
16 January 2013
The coalition government has confirmed its intention to introduce a new flat rate state pension from 2017, writes Paul Gerrard.
14 January 2013
An examination of their role in a number of key industrial battles in the past number of years shows how flawed is their method, both in winning support for their point of view but also the lack of understanding in the relationship between ad hoc unofficial union organisations from below...
9 January 2013
Happy New Year to NHS staff, patients and campaigners everywhere! Sadly, greetings cannot be extended to health minister Norman Lamb
21 November 2012
The mainly Latin American cleaners working at the University of London, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, have launched the 'three cosas' campaign over sick pay, pensions and holidays...
20 November 2012
Workers at three factories have walked out in immediate and angry response to an attack by Crown on the pension scheme
8 November 2012
Tens of thousands of Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) members are being urged to take Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude at his word by staging 15-minute protests against plans to rip up working conditions in the civil service and related organisations...
6 November 2012
Yesterday, two weeks after 1,400 Ford workers were told that they face the dole, 80 ex-Ford Visteon pensioners leafleted the Ford plants in Bridgend and Dagenham as their union Unite prepares for legal action to win back the full value of their pensions from Ford
31 October 2012
Work-for-your-pension: Lord Bichard tells us we should be 'encouraging' retired people to do community work or risk losing part of their pension...
25 October 2012
The Socialist Party sends its full support to Ford workers after Ford announced it intends to close two British plants
17 October 2012
Care arrangements for elderly relatives are now a major issue for families. Here is my experience, writes Pete McNally, Worcester.
17 October 2012
The privately owned gas companies are going to hike up the price of gas and electricity...again!, writes Alec Price.
19 September 2012
Unite members at Argos are striking against the ending of their final salary pension scheme
17 September 2012
Workers at five Argos distribution centres around the country (Magna Park, Bridgewater, Heywood, Castleford and Basildon) will start a four-day national strike this Wednesday (19th September)...
29 August 2012
How did we end up worse off?: All three local authority trade unions have now accepted the new-look pension scheme - LGPS 2014, with ballots in GMB, Unite and Unison all returning large majorities in favour of accepting, writes a Coventry council worker.
28 August 2012
All three local authority trade unions have now accepted the new look pension scheme - LGPS 2014, with ballots in GMB, Unite and Unison all returning large majorities in favour of accepting...
22 August 2012
Members of the prison workers' union POA have voted overwhelmingly to reject the final offer on changes to their pension scheme. The main attacks proposed are to force prison officers to work until they are 68 and to change the indexation from RPI to the generally lower measure, CPI.
22 August 2012
What we think: 80% to 85% of the Con-Dem cuts are still to come. But already, 400,000 public sector workers have lost their jobs, tuition fees have trebled and EMA has been abolished.
8 August 2012
Unison members in local government are being subjected to an avalanche of material from the union leadership, urging them to vote to accept the new pension deal
25 July 2012
Council tax madness: Yet more attacks on housing for the poor are filling the headlines - this time it's cuts to council tax benefit...
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