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23 November 2016
The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.
16 November 2016
The Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) union has launched a recruitment drive among Deliveroo couriers as part of its campaign to secure real employment rights for the food delivery drivers.
2 November 2016
Those working in the 'gig economy' will be over the moon at the recent legal victory of Uber drivers.
24 August 2016
There has been a lost decade for wage growth. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics show the income of working households is down £400 a year on pre-2008 levels.
29 June 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Lecturers, train workers and cleaners on strike.
11 May 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Lecturers and Topshop cleaners plan strikes over pay.
20 April 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Tube stoppage, CCTV workers' strike victory, Welsh museum walkouts.
16 March 2016
A feature on low pay featuring articles by a Tesco worker, a public sector trade unionist and the experiences of a zero-hour contract worker
11 November 2015
Victoria Coren Mitchell calls for a "proper revolution" and Jeremy Corbyn backs Arsenal FC workers' living wage campaign.
29 October 2015
The TUC lobby of Parliament on 2 November needs to mark a major change in the fight against the Tory anti-trade union bill.
9 September 2015
The Tories have announced new measures to supposedly combat companies paying below the new £7.20 minimum wage. But in reality the measures are paltry.
5 August 2015
The city of Bath, a popular tourist attraction, returned a big Tory majority at the general election. But behind the elegant surface of Bath's Georgian walls is a workforce that is ready to be politicised.
8 July 2015
"David Cameron claims that he wants a high wage, low tax economy. If that's the case, he has a funny way of showing it," writes bakers' union BFAWU president Ian Hodson.
1 July 2015
The Tory chancellor's budget of £12 billion extra welfare spending cuts will have a terrible impact on low-income households.
28 May 2014
Out of sight: Earlier this year the charity Oxfam reported that a mere five billionaire families owned as much wealth as 20% of the population in Britain
12 February 2014
A new campaign aims to win rights for fast food workers
13 November 2013
"Zero-hours no way, decent jobs and decent pay", was the slogan shouted outside the bosses' CBI headquarters in London on 5 November, writes Claire Laker-Mansfield.
30 October 2013
Councillor Kevin Bennett proposed that the Living Wage be paid as a minimum to the council workforce
20 February 2013
After months of illegal shift patterns and being expected to work without breaks under a bullying management at my workplace (as previously reported in the Socialist), things are looking up, writes Hannah Parker.
16 January 2013
If I'm opening the pub, I start at 9am. A managerial staff member should arrive at 8am to let us in but usually me and another kitchen worker wait for ten minutes, writes Hannah Parker.
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