SUBSCRIBE Campaign News This page contains the latest news and updates on this campaign with the most recent update ranked first. Articles SUBSCRIBE Unions to escalate pay strike action in October31 July 2014 The three unions, including Unite, have agreed that their members will run a co-ordinated strike of local government and school members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on 14 October Public rejects government’s war on low waged local workers, says new poll10 July 2014 A new poll released on the eve of tomorrow’s (Thursday 10 July) strike reveals widespread support across the generations, regions and voting intentions for the 1.6 million workforce – street cleaners, carers and school cooks among them - taking action against poverty pay. Local government workers strike ballot on ‘poverty pay’ opens today11 June 2014 Thousands of ballot papers are dropping on the doormats of members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over whether they wish to take strike action or industrial action short of a strike after enduring four years of pay cuts in real terms Local government workers to vote on strike action, after decisive rejection of ‘insulting’ pay offer30 April 2014 Unite will now hold a ballot asking its members whether they wish to take strike action and the ballot will open in early June with the result announced later that month Local government workers to be consulted on industrial action, after ‘insulting’ pay offer, says Unite20 March 2014 Unite national officer for local government, Fiona Farmer said: “This final offer falls well short of our aspirations and does not meet our goal for a £1 an hour increase across the board for local government workers. University staff announce 3 December for second date of strike action12 November 2013 Unite, Unison and the UCU, have confirmed their members would walk out again in three weeks’ time and be joined by Scottish education union, the EIS, unless the dispute is resolved Unite calls for fair pay for local government workers5 November 2013 The claim steps up the campaign to put an end to poverty wages amongst the lowest paid group of workers in the public sector. Strikes on at UK universities this week29 October 2013 Unite national officer for education Mike McCartney said: “Our members are taking this action with a heavy heart, but they have had to endure a five-year pay drought."