TORY business secretary Sajid Javid slapped down a bid to reach a compromise over strike ballots yesterday, branding unions “bullies.”
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said the union would accept a 50 per cent turnout threshold in strike ballots — if workplace...
Tuesday 6th Oct 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
THE National Union of Students (NUS) revealed yesterday that it had begun legal action against the government over its plans to end student maintenance grants.
A “judicial review pre-action letter” was sent to Business Secretary Sajid Javid warning that the government has...
Thursday 24th Sep 2015
TRADE unionists and civil rights campaigners held a series of protests yesterday as MPs debated the oppressive Trade Union Bill in Parliament.
A 22-metre banner reading: “Stop the Anti-Union Bill” was hung opposite the House of Commons in the morning by members of the Right...
Tuesday 15th Sep 2015
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain
by Our News Desk
RESTAURANT workers blasted government plans yesterday aimed at capping the amount bosses can deduct from tips intended for waiting staff in spurious admin fees.
Union Unite said it was pleased the government was taking seriously the problems caused for...
Monday 31st Aug 2015
We need to be a strong and effective opposition that defends the rights of workers and aims to win in 2020, writes YVETTE COOPER
Thursday 13th Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
MORNING STAR management committee members pledged at the weekend to put the paper at the heart of resistance to the government’s draconian Trade Union Bill.
“This is not a Bill that can be picked apart,” warned Tony Burke, trade union...
Monday 27th Jul 2015
In the shadows lurks a little-known Tory lackey with big business links who is poised to snatch our right to strike. SOLOMON HUGHES investigates
Friday 24th Jul 2015
by Laurence Platt
Unions face fines just for talking about industrial action on social media in chilling twist to Tory anti-strike Bill
Friday 17th Jul 2015
posted by Luke James in Britain
WHEN Margaret Thatcher became prime minister in 1979, she explained her anti-union plans by claiming it was necessary to counter a high level of strikes.
David Cameron doesn’t even have the fig leaf of widespread...
Thursday 16th Jul 2015
posted by Morning Star in Editorial