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Doctors progress with focus on pay

10 July 2024

Doctors have kept their focus on pay, making significant progress. They have not been diverted by the change of government; settlement for junior hospital doctors in England is a priority.

Doctors in Wales strike for pay

27 March 2024

Pay for doctors in Wales is not resolved. They are striking again against the derisory offer from the devolved government, not accepting its plea that is all it can afford.

Overground pay rise

4 March 2024

Rail workers in London have won a significant backdated pay rise from their employer, Arriva. The dispute was settled only after the threat of strike action.

Tube workers’ pay victory

31 January 2024

London Tube workers have won a pay victory after the threat of strike action in early January. This came after the Mayor for London announced extra funding at the last minute.

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.

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.

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.

Health unions make progress

9 March 2023

Health service workers are making progress in their pay dispute now that the government is talking to all unions directly about NHS England pay.

Doctors to strike over pay

22 February 2023

Junior doctors have voted overwhelmingly to strike in support of their campaign for full pay restoration. They join many other NHS workers fighting for better pay.

Nurses plan to escalate action

22 February 2023

Nurses in England were called on by the RCN to take national strike action for the first time. This is paused for last minute talks with the government.

Physiotherapists’ first-time strike

16 February 2023

Physiotherapists and support workers at over 60 NHS Trusts across England began a rolling programme of strikes on 26 January in pursuit of their pay claim – the first time they have ever taken strike action.


Pay cuts continue

16 February 2023

Households are suffering the worst squeeze in real incomes since 1945. Real pay fell by 2.5 per cent the last quarter of 2022.

Teachers’ strikes for pay begin

14 February 2023

Teachers in the (NEU) joined other public sector workers on strike on 1 February. National Education Union members held the first of six days planned strike action throughout England and Wales.

Strike action hits Diageo Leven plant

13 February 2023

Engineering workers at Diageo’s Leven plant in Fife took strike action over the first weekend in February in an escalating dispute over pay. They face pay cuts from changes to pay introduced unilaterally by the company.

Energy workers in struggle

11 February 2023

Offshore oil workers on two BP platforms are taking action on pay and rotas. Other energy sector workers, both offshore and onshore, are pressing their own pay claims.

Fast track strike

25 January 2023

The pay struggle in the civil service is spreading. PCS members in several departments are striking, other areas are likely to follow.