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11 September 2019

Fighting PCS general secretary needed - Marion Lloyd: Why I am standing

The most pressing priority is to bring the government's austerity programme to an end

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11 September 2019

Students and workers unite against fees, low pay climate change

Boris Johnson and his Tory government are teetering on the edge of a precipice. Students and young workers have been hit hard by cuts and want to see the back of this pro-austerity government.

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11 September 2019

Workplace news in brief

Short reports of workplace and trade union struggles

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11 September 2019

UCU ballots - yes to strike action on pensions, pay, workloads and equality

University staff in the University and College Union (UCU) are currently voting on strike action - this time in two ballots. The ballots close on 30 October.

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11 September 2019

PCS strike at BEIS: "The life we live is not liveable"

PCS members working as cleaners and catering staff at the government's business department, BEIS, are on indefinite strike. The workers are employed by private companies Aramark and ISS.

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6 September 2019

PCS strike at BEIS - "the life we live is not liveable"

PCS union members working as cleaners and catering staff at the government's business department, BEIS, are on indefinite strike

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4 September 2019

Science Museum Group staff strike over pay restraint

13% over four years. That's how much workers in the Science Museum Group (SMG) have lost in pay over the last four years of below-inflation pay deals.

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4 September 2019

Nottingham college workers plan 15 days of walkouts

University and College Union (UCU) members at Nottingham College are to begin 15 days of strike action.

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4 September 2019

Workplace victory emboldens retail workers to get organised

I work for a well-known high street retailer and recently one of my colleagues came to me, the unofficial union rep, because they were being conned out of 70 hours of holiday

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28 August 2019

Merseyside Matalan workers walk out over pay deal

Workers at a Matalan warehouse and distribution centre in Knowsley, Merseyside have taken strike action against a proposed pay deal.

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14 August 2019

Health workers strike against 2,000 loss of pay

Health visitors in Lincolnshire have been on strike 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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