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17 April 2019
The minimum wage was one of the very few pro-worker steps taken by a right-wing Labour government
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.
22 August 2018
In early August, cleaners at Kensington and Chelsea council and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) took three days strike against poverty pay
4 July 2018
Unite the Union has won a victory in its campaign to make London leisure services privatiser Greenwich Leisure Limited pay the London Living Wage to those aged 18 to 20
23 May 2018
The full effects of Tory policies, both economic and social, are being felt in Leicester, as sweatshop conditions and shocking illegal levels of pay persist in 2018.
25 April 2018
There is an overwhelming mandate for the upcoming 'McStrike' which is due to take place on 1 May
28 March 2018
A group of migrant cleaners - members of the United Voices of the World union - have won a historic victory at the Daily Mail, writes United Voices of the World.
14 March 2018
Supermarket Sainsbury's announced on 6 March that it will increase the wages of its 130,000 store workers.
31 January 2018
Unite members employed by OCS working in Hackney schools have won a fantastic victory
26 July 2017
Support workers for Bron Afon housing association in Cwmbran, south Wales, have taken their third day of strike action against a £3,000 annual pay cut imposed by management on the staff in the Supported Living Team.
14 July 2017
Tesco called it its "biggest ever pay award"
17 May 2017
Fight for jobs, pay and services: "The Conservative Party has always been the true party of workers," claims Theresa May. What a joke! Try telling that to the millions of workers living on poverty pay, in precarious employment.
10 May 2017
On 15 March, a group of women in the US announced a strike that became headline news across the country
26 April 2017
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including the CWU conference latest and a London security strike.
8 April 2017
'We'll defend our rights' - was the message from 160 domestics
5 April 2017
Around 30 striking workers and their supporters gathered outside Hackney Picturehouse on 31 March for a three-hour protest and picket. This marked the sixteenth strike organised by these workers since October 2016.
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.
15 February 2017
Bectu members at four sites took simultaneous strike action
8 February 2017
Many cabin crew are coming straight off flights onto the picket line.
8 February 2017
The idea of welfare benefits being replaced by a 'universal basic income' (UBI) has resurfaced in recent years - a welcome discussion because it raises the fundamental right of everyone to have an income that meets their basic needs. Exact proposals vary but they are all based on the idea of everyone in society receiving an unconditional, tax-free, regular payment, regardless of whether they are working or the composition of their household.
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