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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.
10 October 2018
Striking workers at the Ivy House pub in Nunhead, south London, have won all their demands after three days of stoppage
10 October 2018
Workers at several branches of McDonald's, Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays have struck together, joined by couriers for Uber Eats and other gig economy workers #FFS410
3 October 2018
"I work for the pub chain Wetherspoon where it's possible to work 6am-3pm one day and 3pm-12am the next - with only sporadic days off"
3 October 2018
A massive step up in the battle to unionise workers in fast food and hospitality
26 September 2018
Workers in McDonald's, TGI Fridays and Wetherspoon are fighting low pay.
12 September 2018
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) rally at the Trade Union Congress was a meeting of over 200 working class militants sharing their experiences to best fight the Tories, the bosses and their austerity.
11 July 2018
"I'm sick and tired of hearing that the trade union movement is on its way out," declared Linda Taaffe in opening the conference
20 June 2018
The 100th annual conference of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) was held in Southport from 10-14 June.
1 May 2018
At midnight workers in the Oxford Street McDonalds in Manchester walked out
25 April 2018
There is an overwhelming mandate for the upcoming 'McStrike' which is due to take place on 1 May
11 April 2018
The bakers' union BFAWU has notified McDonald's that it is balloting workers at six stores with a view to authorising a strike later this year
28 February 2018
The headlines make light of the frustrations of regulars missing out on fried chicken - but there is a serious side for workers
10 January 2018
Strike action in two areas has won McDonald's workers across the UK a significant rise.
27 September 2017
Leicester Socialist Party and the National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) attended an emergency branch meeting for workers from Tulip, a food processing plant in Coalville. The members present on 24 September voted unanimously to ballot for industrial action due to a series of abuses by their employers.
11 September 2017
The National Shop Stewards Network rally in Brighton on 10 September was the most inspiring yet
6 September 2017
Trade unions will converge on Brighton this week for this year's annual TUC Congress at the end of a summer which has seen a wave of strikes
30 August 2017
"I have experienced first-hand the insecurity of zero-hour contracts, low pay and abuse by the management, to both me and my fellow workmates"
23 August 2017
McDonald's workers balloted at Crayford, south east London, and Cambridge stores have voted by an incredible 95.7% in favour of strike action
17 May 2017
A lively all-day public meeting saw 'Blackpool deserves better' launched on 13 May. The meeting was organised by Blackpool trade union council and the BFAWU bakers' union around an anti-austerity theme after seeing the town devastated by cuts and racked by zero-hour contracts and low pay.
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