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26 April 2017
2nd May, as well as being in the midst of preparations for the upcoming snap election, marks 20 years since another general election - the one in 1997 which brought Tony Blair and New Labour to power.
12 April 2017
Following negotiations and a ballot of Unison members the Derby teaching assistants' dispute ended on 5 April. The members voted nine-to-one to accept the offer from Derby council.
5 April 2017
A recent meeting of Waltham Forest Housing Action, set up by the local trades council, heard from several housing campaigns and people affected by the housing crisis. One was Claire Murphy, who told her story.
15 March 2017
Rosa Monckton, one of the trustees of Team Domenica, a 'charity' which claims to help disabled people get into work, has said that businesses should be allowed to pay disabled people less than the minimum wage.
8 March 2017
Put MPs on workers' wages: 18% worse off. The Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that UK households will have living standards 18% lower by 2021 than they would have been had the economic crisis never happened.
22 February 2017
19 million people in the UK - nearly 30% of the population - live below the 'minimum income standard' (MIS) and "are just about managing at best," according to a recent report by the poverty think-tank Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
22 February 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including tube strikes and Show Culture Some Love.
15 February 2017
Recently, around 100 workers demonstrated in front of the parliament buildings in Yemen, demanding unpaid wages and justice for murdered colleagues
15 December 2016
Athens bus cleaners are once again out in struggle.
9 November 2016
Low earners have had the "biggest pay rise in 20 years" according to Office for National Statistics figures. At least that's the Financial Times's take on it.
22 June 2016
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world including women health workers protesting in Pakistan, solidarity between Portuguese dockers and Welsh museum strikers and a tuition fees victory in Taiwan.
9 March 2016
Around 75% of the staff in my office are women, something which is reflected throughout the civil service. This is because unions played a critical role in the creation of the public sector as we know it.
24 February 2016
The Tories have admitted they have no evidence to suggest workers from other countries come to Britain to claim benefits.
30 September 2015
On 28 September a protest took place outside the London office of Kaz Minerals plc, demanding action to alleviate the suffering of that company's workers and its victimisation of activists.
2 September 2015
Rail fares have risen three times faster than wages over the last five years. Meanwhile, profiteering rail companies continue to neglect public safety, threatening to axe more essential guards and station staff.
17 January 2003
TONY BLAIR and Gordon Brown have warned the unions that wage increases could wreck the economy
11 October 2002
WHAT DO firefighters, tube workers, council workers, teachers, college lecturers, rail workers and health workers all have in common
9 August 2002
LOCAL GOVERNMENT workers in UNISON, TGWU and GMB trade unions will be bitterly angry that the proposed strike action on 14 August has been called off; especially when they see the facts and figures of the deal, writes Roger Bannister, UNISON National Executive Council (NEC) personal capacity.
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