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Nurses to strike – a big step

8 December 2022

Nurses are about to take strike action for better pay. This is a significant step and the first time the Royal College of Nursing has called a national strike.

Flooring workers continue pay battle

27 October 2022

Workers in Bury at flooring manufacturer Polyflor are renewing their strike for better pay. The company’s improved offer is still below the level of inflation.

Nurses: a call to arms

9 October 2022

Nurses are considering industrial action on pay. It is time for those of us outside the NHS to stop clapping and hear the call to arms.

Liverpool dock strike enters second phase

7 October 2022

Over 560 dockers at the Port of Liverpool have just completed the first two-week planned phase of their strike action over pay and conditions. Now more workers are set to join in with fresh action from 11 to 17 October.

Telecoms workers fighting for pay

21 August 2022

BT Group and Openreach telecoms workers will hold further strikes at the end  of August. They are fighting against below inflation pay increases – in effect, wage cuts.

Post Office pay – more strikes likely

21 August 2022

Post Office workers are continuing industrial action in their ongoing pay dispute. Like other workers their employer has offered a pay increase well below inflation.

Liverpool dock strikes imminent

17 August 2022

Liverpool port workers are preparing to start strikes after an inadequate pay offer. A ballot of Unite members overwhelmingly supported taking action.

Brewing pay fight

15 July 2022

Workers at Budweiser’s Samlesbury brewery are in a continuing dispute over pay. They are strking again in response to an offer well below inflation.

Civil Service pay - little cheer

23 April 2022

Civil servants have strongly criticised the government for capping pay rises when the cost of living is rocketing. Trade unions are tacking stock on their response.

Sheffield refuse workers pay victory

29 November 2021

Refuse workers in Sheffield working for Veolia have won an important victory on pay at a time when real wages are being hit by increased inflation.

Inflation and pay

28 November 2021

Inflation is at its highest in a decade and prices continue to rise. Trade unions are beginning to respond, but there’s opportunity for doing more.

Home truths - hard times

28 February 2019

Young workers are finding it harder to set up their own home. This is due to rising house prices, static wages and low levels of employment.