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22 March 2017
If the pay cap continues to the end of the decade, average civil service pay will fall in value by more than 20%
28 September 2016
Bosses in the public sector have spent £46 million suspending workers over the past three years.
16 July 2014
"Work should pay, not keep you in poverty." After the 10 July strike of over one million workers, no one could be in any doubt that low pay is a major issue in Britain
10 July 2014
Public sector workers in nine different unions were out on strike in force - in a magnificent show of strength to demand an end to the pay freeze. Here are reports from some of the pickets and demonstrations during the course of the day
11 June 2014
Trade union members want action on the most basic demand of all: pay
4 June 2014
On 10 July, 1.5 million public sector workers could be on strike against a derisory pay offer. The Unite, Unison, GMB, NUT and PCS unions could all be walking out together
21 December 2011
The current battle over pensions is a defining one for our movement. Over two million workers from 24 unions took action together on 30th November in the biggest show of strength in living memory, writes John McInally, national vice-president, PCS (personal capacity)
15 December 2011
Brendan Barber, TUC general secretary, argued at the TUC’s Public Sector Liaison Group (PSLG) that all the trade unions should sign up to the government’s latest ‘heads of agreement’ on pensions. This was met with outrage
7 December 2011
Socialist Party (Ireland) MEP Paul Murphy spoke at the European Parliament in support of the 30 November public sector strike in Britain:...
30 November 2011
Scroungers: There are today in Britain a group of well-paid public sector workers who are bleeding the economy dry, not creating any wealth and just contributing to the debt, writes Dan Gillman, Waltham Forest teacher.
23 November 2011
This government of millionaires claimed that its savage cuts in public spending would eliminate Britain's structural deficit by 2014-15, but it has now admitted this is impossible
23 November 2011
Union reps prepare for N30: My partner and I are union reps in the public sector. Over the last few weeks we have been giving people information on pensions and the strike ballots
2 November 2011
Building a coordinated strategy for strike action against the Con-Dem cuts: The joint strike against the Con-Dem attacks on pension rights on 30 November could be one of the biggest strikes in modern trade union history, John McInally writes...
9 September 2011
Lobby the TUC this Sunday! Discussions are taking place in a number of trade unions – including Unison – that could result in a coordinated 3-4 million strong public sector strike of against pension cuts in November
31 August 2011
The trickle of cuts and sackings in the public sector has turned into a flood and the mood in my workplace has become one of frustration, worry and anger, a Waltham Forest Unison member writes.
17 August 2011
"If these attacks on our jobs, services and livelihoods go through there will be riots on the streets." Anti-cuts campaigners have lost count of how many times they have warned politicians of all parties of this since last year's general election.
6 April 2011
In February it was revealed that the Con-Dem government is preparing a 'war plan' in an attempt to prevent coordinated strike action against the cuts...
24 March 2011
Unfortunately, however, the biggest public sector unions have not yet made any proposals to ballot on pensions...
15 March 2011
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