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14 August 2019

Lincolnshire health workers strike against 2,000 loss of pay

Health visitors - nurses and midwives who visit homes - in Lincolnshire have been on strike for 14 days against the Tory county council.

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14 August 2019

Summer of airline industry strikes against low pay and worsening conditions

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.

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12 August 2019

Equity: reject UK Theatre's pay cut deal

Theatre bosses have offered performing arts workers a measly 2% pay rise in basic rates over the next three years

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6 August 2019

Hull: Karro Food meat processors strike against poverty pay

A pork foods plant in Hull that hasn't witnessed a strike in 30 years is now seeing strikes each Monday organised by general union GMB

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31 July 2019

20,000 civil servants strike against pay restraint

The strike was provoked by the imposition of a below-inflation pay award

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31 July 2019

Huge workload, low pay and unpaid hours - a day in the life of a teaching assistant

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

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17 July 2019

Newham housing repairs workers announce strike dates

Unite the Union members employed by Newham Council in its housing repairs service have agreed dates for the start of strike action. This follows a 100% yes vote in the ballot.

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17 July 2019

Health visitors strike for the first time ever

Health visitors in Lincolnshire believe theirs is the first health visitors' strike anywhere in the country. The 58 specialist nurses, members of Unite the Union, voted for action by an 84% majority.

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10 July 2019

Victory for Stagecoach bus strikers!

Stagecoach workers in Central Lancashire have successfully fought for a pay increase

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3 July 2019

Irish health workers' anger boils over into strike action

On 24 June over 10,000 workers in the Irish health service took strike action, ignoring Taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar's last minute plea to call it off. This was the first day in a campaign of escalating strike action.

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3 July 2019

Angry Usdaw members strike at Sainsbury's distribution centre over sick pay cut

Dozens of members of shop workers' union Usdaw picketed Sainsbury's Waltham Point distribution centre in Essex for most of their 24-hour strike against changes to sickness policy.

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3 July 2019

Gig-economy exploitation doubles

The 'gig economy', formerly known as 'casual labour' - and much beloved of the dock employers for hundreds of years worldwide, is on the rise. Tony Blair famously called it "the flexible workforce".

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26 June 2019

Striking workers defy the race to the bottom at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports

The strikes for pay and pensions justice at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports are a fight for every trade unionist and worker in Scotland and beyond

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26 June 2019

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich and another for the rest of us.

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26 June 2019

Union action can tackle 58% working poverty rate

Almost two-fifths of those in poverty in the UK are also in work

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19 June 2019

Bluestar bus drivers' strike over pay

Bus drivers at Bluestar in Southampton were out in force at Totton and Eastleigh bus depots on 18 June, angry at their pay and working conditions, writes Southampton Socialist Party.

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19 June 2019

East London bin workers call 12-day strike over wage grades

Bin workers in Newham, east London could have lost over 20,000 each over the last decade

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19 June 2019

Trade union action can end low pay

Five million workers in Britain (over one in six) are stuck in low-paid and insecure work, writes Ruth Byrne, catering worker.

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19 June 2019

Council cuts continue while reserves rise

Local authorities in England are sitting on almost 22 billion of financial reserves, 5 billion more than the year before, the Sunday Times reports, writes Dave Walsh, Liverpool council worker and Unite member.

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12 June 2019

Scottish airport strikes - fight for better pay and pensions

Hundreds of Unite trade union members at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports are striking to defend pensions and for better pay.

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