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24 February 2021
Socialist Party members supported bus drivers' picket lines across London on 22 February. The drivers are fighting back against low pay, pay cuts, and longer hours being imposed by their employer
20 January 2021
It's so busy. There are so many patients. For weeks now there have been more Covid patients than there were in the first wave. Almost every ward has been given over to treating Covid now.
2 December 2020
It's estimated that the fashion industry is worth £2 trillion globally and brings £30 billion a year in revenue to the UK
5 February 2020
There are now 6.5 million workers in the UK who are part of the "working poor."
There are now more people who are both working and in poverty than people who are officially unemployed.
15 January 2020
Boris Johnson has announced the minimum wage is going up. It's not by nearly enough. And at the same time, the Tories let bosses get away with paying hundreds of thousands of workers below the legal minimum!
20 November 2019
Outsourced cleaners struck at Highgate Wood School in north London to demand an end to appalling working conditions
30 October 2019
Independent union United Voices of the World (UVW) has launched an 'autumn of discontent' with strikes by outsourced, low-paid, mainly migrant workers.
30 October 2019
Workers at six McDonald's stores in south London will go on strike on 12 November
30 October 2019
Reading the articles about low pay, I am glad we've raised our figure around the minimum wage. We certainly don't want to be gazumped by the Tories, although they have no intention of implementing an increase.
16 October 2019
The minimum wage hasn't ended low pay. In-work poverty has increased.
9 October 2019
Capitalism means chaos for the majority of us, while the bosses get rich off the work we do.
2 October 2019
Outsourced security staff in Salford Royal - an outstanding NHS hospital - have voted for strike action with a 100% turnout and 100% yes vote in a ballot!
11 September 2019
Boris Johnson and his Tory government are teetering on the edge of a precipice. Students and young workers have been hit hard by cuts and want to see the back of this pro-austerity government.
14 August 2019
August has seen a number of strikes threatened in the airline industry, in particular at Heathrow Airport but also at Gatwick Airport and potential industrial action by British Airways and Ryanair pilots. Strikes at Gatwick and Heathrow have been suspended because of improved offers.
31 July 2019
The role has changed unrecognisably in the last few years, but the wages do not reflect the level of commitment and professionalism the position now demands or the extra pressures it brings
19 June 2019
Five million workers in Britain (over one in six) are stuck in low-paid and insecure work, writes Ruth Byrne, catering worker.
10 April 2019
"An Uber driver has to work 35 hours a week just to break even... Then to make any money you just keep racking up the hours"
13 March 2019
Universal Credit is hardly out of the news. The suffering and anxiety it has caused is immeasurable - so much so that even some Tory MPs have been forced to highlight problems with its implementation.
6 March 2019
Poverty pay for 1.2 million public sector workers. 2.7% pay rise for MPs: More than one million public sector workers are paid less than the minimum amount needed to make ends meet, as set by the Living Wage Foundation. They calculate this as £9 an hour, or £10.55 in London.
28 November 2018
Lecturers across Wales will be taking strike action over pay and workload on 4 and 13-14 December. This follows the fantastic ballot result of University and College Union (UCU) members who voted overwhelmingly to strike.
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