"She was a woman who fought the system."
The situation will get worse until the Trade Union Act is repealed. We may not have to wait too long for that if the current government implodes under the contradictions of its coalition deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, and Labour is elected to office with Jeremy Corbyn at its helm.
This government is far from the strong and stable one we were promised by Theresa May. And while we are not there yet, with more of a concerted and unified campaign from the unions, I believe we can bring an end to the pay cap. But it must mean an end for all public servants and the pay rises that would follow must be pay rises across the board. Nothing else will be acceptable.
Ending austerity on pay would be a huge victory for Corbyn.
The Tories’ seven-year public sector pay freeze could finally be over after Downing Street declared Theresa May had “heard
It is no longer possible to successfully argue that you can't make these ideas popular. The public understand they are not only possible, they are inevitable. The only question now is, how long will it take the government to catch up?
The scale of this challenge is on a par with that facing the British-wide unions supporting the Manifesto and seeking its implementation throughout Britain.
Teachers and school leaders from across the country are gathering in Manchester this Easter weekend for the Annual Conference
The government provided £2billion in the recent budget for social care, but that's still painfully inadequate when council budgets have been cut so deeply and for so long. Instead what's needed is a long-term funding solution to fix social care for good, and end the cost-cutting that leads to the national scandal of 15 minute care visits and elderly people left alone, frightened, hungry and unwashed.
The future workforce of Britain - where the jobs of the future are going to be and what they are like - has been spotlighted by a new report. And the findings will surprise you.