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11 April 2018

Gender pay gap figures show need for trade union action

Figures released by 10,000 large companies reveal what most of us already knew: there is a huge gender pay gap in Britain. The median across the firms is 9.8% - but some had gaps of over 70%

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28 March 2018

Migrant cleaners win living wage at Mail

A group of migrant cleaners - members of the United Voices of the World union - have won a historic victory at the Daily Mail, writes United Voices of the World.

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21 March 2018

Hinkley workers win back unpaid wages after sit-in protest

Workers building the Hinkley C nuclear power plant in Somerset have won back unpaid wages after more than 500 staged a two-day sit-in protest

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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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14 March 2018

Profits up Wages down

After congratulating themselves on nominally bringing the British state's finances out of the red - by plundering working class purses - the Tories sat down to vote on cutting provision of school meals and childcare.

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9 March 2018

Leaked pay deal: fight for a genuine pay rise

NHS workers have reacted angrily to a Guardian headline: "NHS staff offered 6.5% pay rise over three years if they forfeit day's holiday"

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7 February 2018

Bernie's book shows need for workers' party

Non-fiction: Our Revolution: This book 'Our Revolution' by Bernie Sanders is a bestseller which charts his campaign for the Democratic nomination. He is scrupulous in making it clear it was grassroots activists that made this possible.

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17 January 2018

Ferrybridge: Workers down tools over unpaid wages

Construction workers on the Ferrybridge multi-fuel project in West Yorkshire stopped work on 12 January because workers' reported that wages had not been paid into their bank accounts

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10 January 2018

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.

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3 January 2018

Rail: fares up, bosses' pay up - delays and cancellations up

Nationalise rail now!: Rail companies are ringing in the new year by inflicting yet more misery on long-suffering commuters.

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29 November 2017

Them & us

Uni boss's raise v our lost wages; no tax for Cadbury's and food price hikes for us; model's mansion v fines for homeless

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29 November 2017

Make the Tories history

Historic fall in living standards: working class people are already forced to borrow just to make ends meet

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29 November 2017

Amber warning lights flash on British economy

For workers, young people, the disabled and the unemployed, the lost decade since 2007 has been the equivalent of a Mark II Great Depression

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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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18 October 2017

North London hospital workers fight cuts and job losses

Porters and domestics - members of the GMB union - at the North Middlesex hospital, facing the threat of redundancies and pay cuts, organised a spirited protest with a barbecue outside the hospital on 12 October.

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18 October 2017

Obesity epidemic: end food market anarchy

At any given time nearly a billion people on the planet are hungry, and a third are malnourished. And yet a new report says the growing obesity crisis is set to cost $1.2 trillion a year worldwide from 2025.

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4 October 2017

Capitalism and human progress

How appropriate that Theresa May's speech insisting our interests were best served by free market capitalism - "the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created" - came in the same week as budget airline Ryanair cancelled over 700,000 passenger flights

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27 September 2017

Travel chaos for Ryanair customers as airline cancels thousands of flights

There has recently been controversy among the clouds, or rather down on the ground, for Europe's largest airline, Ryanair, amid cancellations and a major staffing crisis

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9 August 2017

End poverty pay for sleep-in care workers

Since the NHS began outsourcing care services to private companies and charities, wages and conditions for carers, support workers and healthcare assistants have been squeezed.

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5 July 2017

Public sector wages - Pay up!

Strike to smash the cap: A stark new report by the government's own advisors on public sector pay has shown that there was a 6% drop in average wages from 2005 to 2015

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