No To Zero Hours Contracts

Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts and Waveney Trades Union Council supported the TUC-organised Decent Jobs Week outside Lowestoft’s Sports Direct. There are now over 1.4m people working on Zero Hours Contracts, counted as a job but with no guarantee of work or pay. These “employees” can be called in to work or simply be left…

Pension Rip-Off For Firefighters

Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt is still sticking to the same position: fire fighters will pay more into their pension, work longer and get less in return. Those who cannot work until 60 risk losing up to half of their pension. Fire fighters have continued their campaign including a lobby of the Commons but no further…

Plan To Cripple PCS

The PCS, the civil servants union, is one of the most progressive and aware unions and its leader Mark Serwotka has repeatedly called for united action by unions against pay and pension cuts – and against cuts to our services and benefits. The government is now targeting the PCS. A leaked memo from tax office…

Doncaster Care Workers

Carers and nurses were threatened with massive cuts  to their pay and conditions after being transferred from  the NHS to CareUK. After an unprecedented 90 day  strike and nationwide support the workers have  achieved a settlement which represents a softening of  the imposed cuts. Workers are supposed to take their  terms and conditions with them…

Firefighters Strike 31 October 2014

After being strung along for months and finally being promised that the government would take account of the firefighters case the answer was – no change, the proposals are exactly the same. Firefighters must pay more into their pension fund, they will receive less and they must work until they are 60, or lose up…

Solid Strike Wins The Day

A solid strike at Benjamin Britten High School by NASUWT members saw some 30 determined members of staff picket the school. Headteacher, Andrew Hine. and the School’s Board of Governors have been attempting to add conditions to performance related pay (PRP) which have not been agreed with teachers’ unions. One strikertold LCAC that targets and…