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11 July 2018

NSSN conference 2018: Mood for fighting action and coordination

"I'm sick and tired of hearing that the trade union movement is on its way out," declared Linda Taaffe in opening the conference

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11 July 2018

600 more retail jobs on the line: workers must not pay for the bosses' high street crunch!

Among the latest victims are almost 600 retail workers employed by Calvetron Brands, many in department stores. Hardly a day goes by in 2018 without more news of woes on the high street.

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11 July 2018

Hackney traffic wardens strike for better pay and protection at work

Unite the Union members employed as parking enforcement officers by APCOA Parking in Hackney, east London, began six days of strike action on 9 July.

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11 July 2018

Campaign in full flow to squeeze out every last Yes vote in pay ballot

The PCS civil servants' union pay strike ballot ends 23 July. In the time left we need to squeeze out every last vote.

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9 July 2018

Tram workers strike against 'derisory' pay offer

"Liberating" is how one Unite member described his first day on strike

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4 July 2018

NSSN conference 2018

Editorial of the Socialist: Recent figures show that union membership and strikes are at historically low levels. The effect on workers is disastrous.

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4 July 2018

Victory for London's young workers in privatiser's non-payment of 'living wage' scandal

Unite the Union has won a victory in its campaign to make London leisure services privatiser Greenwich Leisure Limited pay the London Living Wage to those aged 18 to 20

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4 July 2018

Treasury imposes civil service pay limit - vote Yes to strike action

Only by voting Yes in the PCS union strike ballot, closing 23 July, will the government take notice

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4 July 2018

Probation service: 'You are not a priority'

"Is anyone being physically attacked?" Not yet. "Then you are not a priority," say the police.

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27 June 2018

Homes and Communities Agency workers vote to strike over pay cuts and inequality

Unite union members at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have overwhelmingly voted for strike action in protest at years of real-terms pay cuts and pay inequality

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27 June 2018

Pay strike ballot - win the vote, win the claim

The PCS is balloting 125,000 members and needs a strong 'yes' vote on a turnout of over 50%

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27 June 2018

Prison: life inside a living hell

I was in a high-security prison for just over two months. I had never been in trouble with the law before. What I saw left an indelible impression on me

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20 June 2018

DWP surrenders to union pressure - now vote Yes to smash pay cap for everyone

On 14 June senior managers in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) caved in to the PCS civil servants' union's demands that they pay the contractual 'employee deal' pay rise on time in July.

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20 June 2018

GMB union: NHS reps reject Tory pay offer

NHS and ambulance service reps in the GMB union from across the UK met on 15 June. This was held in response to GMB members rejecting the governments' NHS pay offer.

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13 June 2018

Civil service pay strike ballot: vote yes!

Interview with PCS assistant general secretary Chris Baugh: After years of real-terms pay cuts, the PCS is balloting to strike for a fully funded, above-inflation increase.

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13 June 2018

Health unions accept divisive NHS pay deal

The fact that 87% of voting members in GMB, one of the smaller health unions, rejected the deal shows what could be achieved had there been a united campaign to reject. Instead health unions have signed off for three years just as other public sector workers are gearing up to fight.

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13 June 2018

Housing strike against individualised pay enters week two

Tower Hamlets Community Housing workers are in their second week of strike action organised by public service union Unison. Their new pay structure is not negotiated with the unions, but based on 'market testing'.

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9 June 2018

PCS members in DWP say: Pay up now!

PCS members in the DWP were outraged that a previously-agreed pay rise was being delayed. UPDATE on 14.6.18: DWP senior management backs down!

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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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6 June 2018

PCS union launches strike ballot on pay

Workers in the PCS union, representing civil servants across all government departments, have voted overwhelmingly to ballot members for strike action.

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