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Doctors in dispute

14 June 2023

Junior doctors in England are on strike again in June in support of their pay campaign, but talks have been unproductive so far. Consultants also take action next month.

GSK pay dispute escalates

11 June 2023

GSK workers are to escalate strike action in their pay dispute. They have turned down a below inflation pay offer; the company admits it can afford to pay more.

Rail pay struggle continues

7 June 2023

RMT members working on trains and in stations across the country held another strike on Friday 2 June, the latest in their long-running pay dispute.

The mirage of universal basic income

7 June 2023

The idea of a universal basic income does not stand up to close examination and offers nothing for workers. The latest proposals are no different.

Strike to hit Europe’s largest Coca Cola bottler

6 June 2023

Unite members at the Coca Cola Europacific Partners plant in Wakefield, Europe’s largest, will strike for fourteen days this month after 87 per cent of those voting in a ballot rejected the employer’s offer of a 6 per cent rise. 

Rail disputes rumble on

1 May 2023

Two key pay disputes in the rail industry are no nearer settlement. Both Aslef and RMT unions have announced strikes In the face of employer and government intransigence.

Pensions reform: new risks

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, speaking at an International Monetary Fund meeting in April, said the pension system needs reform to ensure pensioners receive higher returns. That would seem to mean higher risk and more speculation.

Food fraud rip off revealed

25 April 2023

Farmers Weekly has revealed that British farmers were being ripped off by a large-scale fraud, with huge quantities of foreign pork passed off as British.

Royal Mail pay settled

25 April 2023

Postal delivery workers have settled their lengthy pay struggle. Their union, CWU, will put the agreement to members. Separately, Post Office counter workers have settled their own dispute.

Census data concern

25 April 2023

The census should be a valuable source of data for national planning. But there are serious questions about the validity of the latest results.

Woolwich Ferry workers steam to big victory

30 March 2023

Workers on the Woolwich ferry services across the River Thames have won a hard-fought victory in a struggle which started with the now discredited Briggs Marine, and continued with Transport for London when it took over in January 2021.

NHS pay victory

16 March 2023

NHS workers have achieved a signal victory in their pay campaign. The improved offerwill be put to members by their unions with a recommendation to accept.

BBC journalists strike for local future

13 March 2023

BBC journalists are starting industrial action in defence of their jobs and their local stations. They have called a 24-hour strike on Wednesday 15 March, Budget Day, followed by a work to rule.

BBC Singers sacked – and reprieved

13 March 2023

Musicians, concert goers and radio listeners have united to condemn the BBC’s decision to close the BBC Singers as part of a plan to cut 20 per cent of jobs in BBC orchestras and music ensembles.