As Britain’s strike wave intensifies, 1,800 Arriva North West bus drivers have called a continuous strike – the latest group of workers to take to the picket lines in the fight for a real pay rise.
Tory MP Lee Anderson’s claim that food bank use stems from personal failings is a pathetic attempt justify an economic system leaving millions hungry – and proves just how out of touch our political class really is.
The government’s broken promise to ensure staff can keep their tips is a betrayal of low-paid workers – and a green light for bosses to continue theft and exploitation in the workplace.
Britain’s bin workers were clapped as heroes during the pandemic, but that appreciation was never reflected in their pay packets – in Worthing and Barrow, they’re striking to get what they deserve.
The government is ending self-isolation requirements and urging ‘personal responsibility’ instead – but as the pandemic proved, it’s hard to be ‘responsible’ when sick pay is so low that staying off work means not making rent.
Workers at Macmerry bars in Glasgow and Dundee faced years of underpayment, unsafe conditions and impossible hours – but then they joined a trade union, and the tide in the workplace began to change.
The extortionate cost of energy bills will see millions going without heating in Britain this winter – a reminder of the avoidable scandal of fuel poverty.
In Portugal, new legislation is offering workers additional rights in the ‘work from home’ world – banning out-of-hours contact, outlawing surveillance and forcing employers to pick up the tab for expenses.
The government hopes its recent U-turn will make the public forget about the sewage crisis – but unless it reverses privatisation and cuts to environmental authorities, the problem is here to stay.
After years of neglect, Glasgow’s refuse workers are taking a stand for liveable wages, decent conditions and better services – by striking during COP26, they might finally get a hearing.
New research into life expectancy across England’s richest and poorest areas reveals the real cost of social inequality – a decade of life.
The Tories’ plan to save social care won’t get anywhere close, but that doesn’t mean the problem is unsolvable – the real answer is a National Care Service, funded by taxing the rich.
Employers already know the solution to the labour shortage hitting industries across Britain in recent months: increase wages and improve working conditions.
While the government ‘names and shames’ a few bosses who broke the law on pay, the minimum wage itself remains a scandal – denying millions of workers enough money to live.
On this day in 2005, police shot and killed Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell station – their attempt at a cover-up revealed the rot at the heart of Britain’s security establishment.
Ending the Universal Credit uplift could force up to 1.2 million people into poverty and increase foodbank usage by 20% – but the Tories are pushing ahead because deprivation sustains Britain’s low-pay economy.
This week we discovered that the Treasury suppressed information about access to sick pay – just the latest scandal from a government which has refused to make liveable sick pay available throughout Covid-19.
On this day in 2016, a Labour MP was murdered in a politically-motivated terror attack. Five years later, the threat of far-right violence is only increasing – aided by a mainstream that echoes their arguments.
Outsourced cleaners and porters kept our hospitals safe during the pandemic, but now the private companies that employ them are ripping them off – with many reporting being systematically underpaid.
From the 1970s to the 2000s, Britain’s undercover police surveilled at least 20 families seeking justice for lost loved ones – including those who died at the hands of the police themselves.