Unite union negotiates pay cut for members at Toyota

The Unite union has negotiated a 10% wage cut for its members at Toyota plants in Derby and North Wales.

Learning from experience: To win is to fight to the end

This is a short interview looking at the experience of a migrant worker who has become a labour activist, and was involved in the successful self-organised strike by the Schroders cleaners in October 2008.

Staythorpe builders walk out over jobs

A protestor cycles past the Staythorpe power station, Nottinghamshire.

Building workers on a new power station downed tools on unofficial strike early today, as wildcat action and protests over unemployment in the building trades and the lack of allocation of jobs to local workers spread south from the Lindsey refinery at Immingham.

Hundreds of Polish workers join wildcat strikes

600 workers, including hundreds of Polish workers, have walked out from Langage Power Station near Plymouth in solidarity with the wildcat actions sweeping across Britain.

‘British jobs for British workers’?

Construction workers’ anger against the employment of foreign labourers has boiled over. The revolt that started on Wednesday this week in Lincolnshire at the Lindsey oil refinery, then spread north to other parts of Humber and Tees, and has now reach Scotland and Wales. Around 3,000 workers have walked out on unofficial strike and they have been joined by several thousand other unemployed construction workers in protests at various construction sites.

Local government unions submit derisory pay claim

UNISON members in Derbyshire on strike last year over pay

UNISON, Unite and the GMB request a cost of living pay rise for council workers for 2009-10 of just 0.9%.

Dover port workers to resume strike action this Thursday

Workers at Dover port are to launch a three day strike from Thursday.

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.

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.

NHS workers balloting for industrial action

Thousands of members of the Unite union working in the National Health Service are being asked if they will take action, including strike action over a three-year below inflation pay offer.