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Real earnings slump for Londoners

10 July 2017

A survey of average earnings across London’s 32 boroughs by the GMB union shows London in a very different light from the usual picture of the capital as a thriving business centre.

Victory over paramedic pay

9 June 2017

Ambulance employers have given way and agreed to the unions’ demand that paramedics be upgraded. It’s the result of a two-year national negotiation – and decades of organisation.

Generation reverse

3 October 2016

Real wages in Britain have fallen by more than 10 per cent in the last ten years according to government figures. The current generation of new workers will be the first since records began to earn less than their parents.

Action spreads in universities

31 May 2016

University academic staff in the University and College Union began their campaign of industrial action with two-day strike on 25 and 26 May. More action will follow.

Junior hospital doctors’ action continues

14 March 2016

Hospital doctors were on strike again on 9 and 10 March. Picket lines were well populated and supported by the public as action against imposition of the junior hospital doctors’ contract continued.

Pay again - local government

9 March 2016

The Trade Union Bill will soon to become an Act. This may even save local government trade unions from another fiasco over the so-called fight for pay in this year’s pay round.

Unions mull local government pay offer

21 January 2016

Unison, Unite and GMB are now consulting their members over the Local Government Association’s two-year pay offer of 1 per cent a year. Once again, rhetoric is outpacing reality.

Wardens break pay barrier

Traffic wardens working for outsourcing company NSL in Camden, north London, have voted to accept a new pay agreement. The settlement, which breaks through the ceiling of the “London living wage”, also avoids the need for another two weeks of planned strike action.

Finns strike against government pay cuts

19 September 2015

Finland’s national trade unions held a mass demonstration on 18 September at Helsinki Railway Station, combined with widespread strikes, against government plans to cut pay and benefits.

EasyJet cabin crew ballot over pay

7 July 2015

Cabin crews at the airline easyJet are to be balloted for industrial action by their union, Unite, following a breakdown in negotiations over pay for over 2,000 cabin crew at 11 bases throughout Britain.

After the election

After 7 May, what should workers do? We don’t have the luxury of just preparing for the next election, as the Labour party is doing – though it looks like it is seeing how to lose the next election too.

Higher education union ballots on 'final' pay offer

16 June 2015

University and College Union members in higher education across Britain are currently being consulted on the “full and final” offer for 2015-16 made to the union by the University and Colleges Employers Association.

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