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14 August 2019
August has seen a number of strikes threatened in the airline industry, in particular at Heathrow Airport but also at Gatwick Airport and potential industrial action by British Airways and Ryanair pilots. Strikes at Gatwick and Heathrow have been suspended because of improved offers.
31 July 2019
The role has changed unrecognisably in the last few years, but the wages do not reflect the level of commitment and professionalism the position now demands or the extra pressures it brings
19 June 2019
Five million workers in Britain (over one in six) are stuck in low-paid and insecure work, writes Ruth Byrne, catering worker.
10 April 2019
"An Uber driver has to work 35 hours a week just to break even... Then to make any money you just keep racking up the hours"
13 March 2019
Universal Credit is hardly out of the news. The suffering and anxiety it has caused is immeasurable - so much so that even some Tory MPs have been forced to highlight problems with its implementation.
6 March 2019
Poverty pay for 1.2 million public sector workers. 2.7% pay rise for MPs: More than one million public sector workers are paid less than the minimum amount needed to make ends meet, as set by the Living Wage Foundation. They calculate this as £9 an hour, or £10.55 in London.
28 November 2018
Lecturers across Wales will be taking strike action over pay and workload on 4 and 13-14 December. This follows the fantastic ballot result of University and College Union (UCU) members who voted overwhelmingly to strike.
16 November 2018
31 October 2018
Housing in Britain is in crisis. Bailiffs were called to a house in Hove on 26 October after the tenant - struggling to get by on Universal Credit - fell into rent arrears.
17 October 2018
Theresa May said 'the end of austerity is in sight'
17 October 2018
"We want our rights! We want our rights!" Uber drivers struck across the country on 9 October against unjust disciplinary sanctions and poverty pay.
26 September 2018
Workers in McDonald's, TGI Fridays and Wetherspoon are fighting low pay.
6 June 2018
This year, 7 June marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the strike by women sewing machinists at Ford Dagenham in east London.
2 May 2018
In the run up to Usdaw's annual delegate meeting (ADM) rank-and-file activists discovered that the Socialist paper was denied a press pass to cover the conference.
1 May 2018
At midnight workers in the Oxford Street McDonalds in Manchester walked out
14 March 2018
Supermarket Sainsbury's announced on 6 March that it will increase the wages of its 130,000 store workers.
10 January 2018
Elections for the new president of Usdaw, the shop and distribution workers' union, take place from 15 January with Socialist Party member Amy Murphy running to give the union a fighting leadership.
8 November 2017
This is the first time figures have shown the situation is going backwards
8 November 2017
The heroic Heathrow and Manchester airport mixed-fleet cabin crew have a settlement
18 October 2017
Take the wealth off the super-rich - no to the Tories' scapegoating of pensioners!: Over a third of young people are in debt - on average by £2,989 - says the Money Advice Trust
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