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6 November 2019
The University and College Union (UCU) has decisively voted to back strike action in two separate ballots over pensions, pay and conditions in higher education.
6 November 2019
On Thursday 7 November, ballot papers go out to PCS members in the election for general secretary.
30 October 2019
We are waiting for the result of the University and College Union (UCU) strike ballot. The union is asking its members in universities two questions. Will you strike for your pay? Will you strike for your pension?
16 October 2019
Marion is on the election ballot paper, having won 39 nominations
9 October 2019
Unison's retired members conference met in Southport from 1-2 October, and the debates reflected the growing anger of older people.
11 September 2019
"BBC, shame on you" was the chant as around 50 pensioners from across Yorkshire, including as far away as Scarborough, occupied the reception area of the Leeds BBC offices.
11 September 2019
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.
28 August 2019
Pensioners are under attack. The Centre for Social Justice, a right-wing think tank, is proposing that pensioners should in effect work until they drop.
31 July 2019
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Victimised TUSC agent writes; climate travel chaos; education pensions attack; water privatisation scandal; 'Labour peers'?
18 July 2019
The government has issued a consultation document on proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
17 July 2019
Irene is a pensioner living in a small terraced house in Liverpool's Kensington area, where she has lived for years.
9 July 2019
Irene has lived in Liverpool's Kensington area for years
26 June 2019
The strikes for pay and pensions justice at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports are a fight for every trade unionist and worker in Scotland and beyond
19 June 2019
The sheer hypocrisy of this Tory government, with candidates fighting like rats in a sack for the leadership, is exposed further by its demand that the BBC rethink its plan to scrap free television licences for over-75s, writes Keith Dickinson, West London Socialist Party.
12 June 2019
Hundreds of Unite trade union members at Glasgow and Aberdeen airports are striking to defend pensions and for better pay.
29 May 2019
It's one world for the bosses and another for the rest of us. Queen backs EU; pensioners forced to work
8 May 2019
A new House of Lords report is clearly an attack on pensioner benefits and an attempt to drive a wedge between older and younger people
10 April 2019
South Yorkshire Freedom Riders held rallies on 1 April marking five years of our struggle for the full restoration of travel pass rights
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