Barts NHS Trust has refused to pay its mostly migrant women domestic workers the cost of living pay rise it has paid their colleagues. So today, they are striking to demand their worth.
Hospitality work is synonymous with low pay and insecurity. The only way to change that is to get organised.
This weekend, staff at Glasgow’s 13th Note are staging the first bar strike in Scotland for 20 years. Their fight is proof that workers can organise against the worst conditions in the most casualised industries.
The cost of childcare has priced 1.3 million mothers out of work. Labour’s U-turn on universal free childcare isn’t ‘fiscally responsible’. The truth is that the crisis is too expensive not to fix.
Following 26 days of strikes, outsourced hospital workers at Lancashire and South Cumbria Trust won a 14% pay rise, an extra week of annual leave, and the same sick pay as their in-housed colleagues – a victory against the two-tier workforce.
The ambulance service is on its knees, but the government won’t listen to workers’ warnings – so today, 15,000 start balloting for a strike.
After a 35% pay cut in the last ten years, college lecturers now face losing another 10%. They speak to Tribune about why that can’t be allowed to happen.
More than 500 dock workers in Liverpool are out on strike against a real-terms pay cut from a company turning over millions – and proving the power of industrial action and solidarity to build a better world.
Outsourced hospital workers should be paid the same as their in-house NHS colleagues. Workers employed by OCS in Lancashire and South Cumbria Trust know that – and they’ve been out on strike to make it a reality.
Childcare is in crisis as parents grapple with unaffordable costs and underpaid and overworked nursery staff reach breaking point. It’s time for serious change – with childcare funded properly and treated as a public good.
With transport costs spiralling and decimated services unreliable, low-paid workers too often feel afraid leaving jobs late at night. It should be up to the boss to make sure staff get home safe.
Despite spiralling living costs, employees at the Budweiser factory in Samlesbury were offered an insulting 3% pay rise – in response, these ‘beer heroes’ went on strike for the first time ever.
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.