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McDonald’s workers to go on strike in Britain for first time

Staff in Cambridge and Crayford branches to protest over low wages and zero-hours contracts in action backed by Corbyn.

McDonalds staff to strike over pay and working conditions

McDonalds face their first ever strike in the UK, as workers at two restaurants demand a £10 an hour wage and an end to zero-hours contracts.

EHRC staff vote to strike over budget cuts and compulsory redundancies

The first strike will be on Wednesday 26 October, followed by an initial phase of industrial action short of a strike.

Junior Doctors In Third Walkout As Dispute Over New Contract Escalates

Medics retain public support as 48-hour strike begins, with Jeremy Hunt mocked in parliament for statement on patient safety.




Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams stands down accusing leader’s office of ‘bullying’ behaviour

Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary claims to be the victim of a "bullying culture of the worst kind", as Party investigates "work based complaints".