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30 September 2020
I was working with an agency. I started in April. I was doing about 30 hours a week with them, so regular work. As soon as Covid hit, I was let go with immediate effect.
9 October 2019
Labour conference has resolved the next Labour government should reduce the average full-time working week to four days (32 hours) - without loss of pay - within a decade. This will be welcomed by workers.
4 September 2019
I work for a well-known high street retailer and recently one of my colleagues came to me, the unofficial union rep, because they were being conned out of 70 hours of holiday
19 June 2019
Five million workers in Britain (over one in six) are stuck in low-paid and insecure work, writes Ruth Byrne, catering worker.
5 June 2019
That's how many young adults will have felt when, sat in their bedsits, back living in childhood bedrooms, or sitting in their single rented room in a shared house, they read that actually they are benefiting from better pay according to the Resolution Foundation.
6 March 2019
The Socialist spoke with a shop worker and union member, Olivia, about her conditions at work.
21 November 2018
This year has been a bad year for the retail sector. About 14 shops are closing a day, a net loss of 1,123 from Britain's main high streets in the first half of this year, according to accountants PwC.
24 October 2018
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including pay cuts for nurses, a new job for Nick Clegg and racist policing in Britol.
10 October 2018
Striking workers at the Ivy House pub in Nunhead, south London, have won all their demands after three days of stoppage
3 October 2018
"I work for the pub chain Wetherspoon where it's possible to work 6am-3pm one day and 3pm-12am the next - with only sporadic days off"
3 October 2018
A massive step up in the battle to unionise workers in fast food and hospitality
5 September 2018
I work as an assistant manager in a high street retail chain and one of the most regular complaints I get from my staff is that they are hungry
30 May 2018
It was Socialist Party members who brought some life to the Wales TUC congress, speaking in numerous debates and appealing for basic democratic rights. This went down well with delegates.
2 May 2018
Strike to win secure work!: The number of zero-hour contracts in Britain rose by 100,000 in just a year
11 April 2018
The bakers' union BFAWU has notified McDonald's that it is balloting workers at six stores with a view to authorising a strike later this year
14 March 2018
Supermarket Sainsbury's announced on 6 March that it will increase the wages of its 130,000 store workers.
10 January 2018
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.
18 October 2017
Take the wealth off the super-rich - no to the Tories' scapegoating of pensioners!: Over a third of young people are in debt - on average by £2,989 - says the Money Advice Trust
4 October 2017
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
27 September 2017
Usdaw general secretary John Hannett's retirement, announced at the shop workers' union's annual summer school, has been a long time in the offing
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