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Low pay / Low-paid

7 March 2018

UCU strike: bosses on the run

Years of fees, cuts and marketisation have created an army of low-paid and casualised workers

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31 January 2018

Victory for school cleaners!

Unite members employed by OCS working in Hackney schools have won a fantastic victory

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8 November 2017

Mixed-fleet workers show strikes get results

The heroic Heathrow and Manchester airport mixed-fleet cabin crew have a settlement

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27 September 2017

Escalate summer strike wave into coordinated action to defeat the pay cap

The demonstration outside Tory party conference in Manchester on 1 October is the first main mobilisation since the TUC congress

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30 August 2017

McStrike against low pay

"I have experienced first-hand the insecurity of zero-hour contracts, low pay and abuse by the management, to both me and my fellow workmates"

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12 July 2017

Low-paid cabin crew protest during 16-day stoppage

In a vengeful act, BA imposed sanctions on strikers: removing bonus payments and staff travel concessions

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14 June 2017

Low-paid work till lunch to make rent

The average low-waged worker gives nearly half of every day's pay straight to private landlords, housing charity Shelter's new statistics have revealed, writes Laurel Fogarty.

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14 June 2017

Young workers in unions earn 20% more

Want a pay rise? Join a union. That's the message from recently published government data showing that being in a trade union increases pay for the majority of workers, writes Tessa Warrington, PCS union rep.

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22 February 2017

30% of people on inadequate incomes in UK

19 million people in the UK - nearly 30% of the population - live below the 'minimum income standard' (MIS) and "are just about managing at best," according to a recent report by the poverty think-tank Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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22 February 2017

Stop the student loan sell-off - scrap all fees

The Tories are once again trying to privatise student debt.

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22 February 2017

Organise to reverse 28% rise in violence against retail workers

News that violence against shop workers has gone up by 28% in a year will come as no surprise to those who've worked in the industry. The British Retail Consortium reports that half of retail workers have been verbally abused, and over 8% assaulted.

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15 February 2017

Ultimatum as Deliveroo drivers down tools in Brighton

Online food delivery company Deliveroo has come under fire in Brighton, where nearly 100 of its workers downed tools during busy Saturday trading

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30 November 2016

Them & Us: Autumn Statement special!

Hammond's first Autumn Statement in numbers. It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.

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23 November 2016

Lessons of the 'N30' 2011 pension strike

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.

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16 November 2016

Deliveroo couriers get organised

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.

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2 November 2016

Fight for decent jobs for all

Those working in the 'gig economy' will be over the moon at the recent legal victory of Uber drivers.

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24 August 2016

Pay still below pre-crisis levels

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.

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29 June 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Lecturers, train workers and cleaners on strike.

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11 May 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Lecturers and Topshop cleaners plan strikes over pay.

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20 April 2016

Workplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Tube stoppage, CCTV workers' strike victory, Welsh museum walkouts.

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