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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!
8 January 2020
Ignoring the realities of living in austerity Britain, the Tory government has announced that the National 'Living Wage' will increase by 51p to £8.72 an hour in April. Every improvement is welcome, of course.
19 December 2019
Who will fight for anti-austerity policies in May's London elections if Sadiq Khan goes unchallenged by socialists and trade unionists?
6 November 2019
The Socialist is running a debate. How we can end low pay and what minimum wage level should we be fighting for? In this issue, readers share their thoughts.
18 September 2019
Members of the PCS union are continuing their indefinite strike at the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy government department for the London Living Wage
11 September 2019
PCS members working as cleaners and catering staff at the government's business department, BEIS, are on indefinite strike. The workers are employed by private companies Aramark and ISS.
6 September 2019
PCS union members working as cleaners and catering staff at the government's business department, BEIS, are on indefinite strike
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.
5 June 2019
That's how many young adults will have felt when, sat in their bedsits, back living in childhood bedrooms, or sitting in their single rented room in a shared house, they read that actually they are benefiting from better pay according to the Resolution Foundation.
17 April 2019
The minimum wage was one of the very few pro-worker steps taken by a right-wing Labour government
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.
22 August 2018
In early August, cleaners at Kensington and Chelsea council and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) took three days strike against poverty pay
4 July 2018
Unite the Union has won a victory in its campaign to make London leisure services privatiser Greenwich Leisure Limited pay the London Living Wage to those aged 18 to 20
23 May 2018
The full effects of Tory policies, both economic and social, are being felt in Leicester, as sweatshop conditions and shocking illegal levels of pay persist in 2018.
25 April 2018
There is an overwhelming mandate for the upcoming 'McStrike' which is due to take place on 1 May
28 March 2018
A group of migrant cleaners - members of the United Voices of the World union - have won a historic victory at the Daily Mail, writes United Voices of the World.
14 March 2018
Supermarket Sainsbury's announced on 6 March that it will increase the wages of its 130,000 store workers.
31 January 2018
Unite members employed by OCS working in Hackney schools have won a fantastic victory
26 July 2017
Support workers for Bron Afon housing association in Cwmbran, south Wales, have taken their third day of strike action against a £3,000 annual pay cut imposed by management on the staff in the Supported Living Team.
14 July 2017
Tesco called it its "biggest ever pay award"
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