After working through the pandemic, workers at Chep in Manchester were offered a miserly pay deal. They rejected it, embarked on the longest strike in their union’s history – and this week, they won.
Scaffolders at British Steel’s Scunthorpe site have spent years fighting for their pay to be brought in line with nationally agreed rates. Now, even after more than 100 days on strike, they’re determined to win.
For many workers, Christmas is the toughest time of the year as long hours combine with low wages and despotic bosses. If we want the festive season to be enjoyed by everyone, it’s time to organise.
Despite making millions in pandemic profits, Weetabix is trying to force its engineers to accept longer hours and almost £5,000 less per year in pay – just the latest example of the corporate war on workers.
After working to keep London’s Royal Parks safe for all during the pandemic, outsourced cleaners and attendants are fighting for parity with their in-house colleagues.
A lack of affordable childcare means many are forced to lose income over the summer through reduced hours and unpaid leave – and working mothers are suffering the most.