Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
5 June 2013
Pay cuts, jobs cuts, pension cuts, low pay, high rents, Bedroom Tax... The National Shop Stewards Network conference on 29 June will bring together trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners to discuss action over the coming months.
24 April 2013
As Usdaw delegates descended on Blackpool for our ADM (conference), Morrisons have announced 689 job losses across its 490 stores as a result of introducing new technology into cash offices
24 April 2013
Homes for all: For all those 70,000-plus people affected by the bedroom tax in London, who the Con-Dems suggest might move into the private sector, look no further than a lovely new property just come on to the market
5 March 2013
The government could face a series of walkouts by almost a quarter of a million civil and public servants in a dispute over cuts to pay, pensions and working conditions
16 January 2013
The coalition government has confirmed its intention to introduce a new flat rate state pension from 2017, writes Paul Gerrard.
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
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
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
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
18 July 2012
Lobby the TUC to call a general strike: The cracks in the Coalition are becoming open splits. This is a weak government that can be defeated. However, left to its own devices, it will stagger on, unleashing the remaining 85% of the biggest austerity programme for 90 years.
11 July 2012
Unison's local government leadership has instructed branches to consult members over what recommendation should be made on pensions, writes We say, vote 'No' in the consultation and vote 'No' in the ballot
18 June 2012
Salaried workers at Fords staged a 24-hour strike across the UK on Monday against Ford tying pay negotiations to closing the final salary pension scheme to new entrants
6 June 2012
Build for a 24-hour general strike: The coalition government is looking increasingly lonely in its insistence on austerity. Doctors are the latest section of workers voting to strike
16 May 2012
The 10 May public sector strike sent a clear message to ministers that this fight against pension robbery is far from over, writes Martin Powell-Davies, NUT executive member.
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