pay 2008

ACAS awards 2.75% local government "pay rise"

Unions reacted with glee as Acas awarded local government workers a pay rise of just 2.75% - the tenth year in a row that local government staff have received a below inflation settlement.

Cost of living pay increase struggles interview, 2008

Steven on strike in July 2008

An interview between Freedom newspaper and Steven Johns, libcom editor, local government worker and UNISON convenor analysing the UK pay disputes of 2008.

Civil service union settles on pay

The PCS union has reached agreement with the government over pay after suspending its strike action last month.

Pay: what went wrong in 2007?

Libcom's analysis of what went wrong with the industrial disputes over the rising cost of living in 2007, and how to do things better in 2008.

Teachers' union calls off strikes

Despite a vote in favour of discontinuous strikes over below inflation pay, the National Union of Teachers has announced there will be no further action.

Unite NHS workers vote for strike action

Thousands of NHS workers, including mental health nurses, paramedics and ambulance staff, have voted to strike in protest at a derisory pay deal.

School strikes decision this week

The NUT will reveal this week whether it will stage a series of one-day strikes which would trigger widespread school closures in the run-up to Christmas.

Scottish Water workers vote on industrial action

Scottish Water workers are being balloted on industrial action after the employer imposed a below inflation pay rise which had not been agreed.

Scottish council workers vote on new pay offer

150,000 local government workers in Scotland are being balloted to see if they accept an improved pay offer of 3% following two one-day strikes.

UK teachers ballot for campaign of industrial action

A quarter of a million teachers in the NUT are being balloted for a campaign of discontinuous industrial action over a three-year below inflation pay offer.