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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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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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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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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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10 April 2019

Low pay, long hours, isolation - a taxi driver speaks out

"An Uber driver has to work 35 hours a week just to break even... Then to make any money you just keep racking up the hours"

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13 March 2019

Tories out. Scrap Universal Credit. Fight for living wages and welfare!

Universal Credit is hardly out of the news. The suffering and anxiety it has caused is immeasurable - so much so that even some Tory MPs have been forced to highlight problems with its implementation.

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6 March 2019

Trade union action to end low pay now!

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.

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28 November 2018

College lecturers in Wales strike against low pay and workload

Lecturers across Wales will be taking strike action over pay and workload on 4 and 13-14 December. This follows the fantastic ballot result of University and College Union (UCU) members who voted overwhelmingly to strike.

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31 October 2018

Homelessness, Universal Credit misery, high rents, cramped flats, isolated estates...end the housing crisis!

Housing in Britain is in crisis. Bailiffs were called to a house in Hove on 26 October after the tenant - struggling to get by on Universal Credit - fell into rent arrears.

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17 October 2018

Universal credit = universal misery

Theresa May said 'the end of austerity is in sight'

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17 October 2018

Uber drivers strike against unfair 'deactivation' and low pay

"We want our rights! We want our rights!" Uber drivers struck across the country on 9 October against unjust disciplinary sanctions and poverty pay.

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26 September 2018

Hospitality workers coordinate historic strike

Workers in McDonald's, TGI Fridays and Wetherspoon are fighting low pay.

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6 June 2018

'Made in Dagenham' Ford machinists pay strike 50 years on

This year, 7 June marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the strike by women sewing machinists at Ford Dagenham in east London.

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2 May 2018

Usdaw conference 2018

In the run up to Usdaw's annual delegate meeting (ADM) rank-and-file activists discovered that the Socialist paper was denied a press pass to cover the conference.

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1 May 2018

May Day McStrike: "A symbol for all workers"

At midnight workers in the Oxford Street McDonalds in Manchester walked out

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14 March 2018

Sainsbury's raise really a cut: fight for 10 with no strings!

Supermarket Sainsbury's announced on 6 March that it will increase the wages of its 130,000 store workers.

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10 January 2018

Amy Murphy for Usdaw president - vote for a fighting and democratic union

Elections for the new president of Usdaw, the shop and distribution workers' union, take place from 15 January with Socialist Party member Amy Murphy running to give the union a fighting leadership.

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8 November 2017

Bosses say 217 years to close pay gap - workers' struggle can close it now!

This is the first time figures have shown the situation is going backwards

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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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