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  • Freightliner trains scab managers in bid to derail strike


    by Conrad Landin

    Industrial Reporter

    FREIGHT bosses are training an army of “scab managers,” rail unions warned yesterday as they announced a series of strikes over lousy pay.

    Over three-quarters of RMT members voted to back strike action at Freightliner...

    Tuesday 20th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Staff won’t take toilet break attack sitting down


    by Paddy McGuffin

    STRIKE action on two London Underground lines over allegations that staff toilet breaks were being “timed” was “solidly” supported yesterday, disrupting services in the capital, said rail union RMT.

    RMT members on the Hammersmith &...

    Saturday 17th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Workers push Lidl to recognise trade union


    GMB members will protest in Cardiff on Monday to force supermarket giant Lidl to abide by a High Court ruling forcing it to recognise the union.

    Activists will start a campaign of demos across Britain with a picket of a Lidl store with people dressed as High Court lawyers to shame Lidl...

    Saturday 17th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Pru staff plan walkout to keep 82 jobs in Britain


    STAFF at insurance company Prudential are to stage two 24-hour strikes against the transfer of jobs to India.
    The company plans to move 82 jobs from its Reading headquarters to India.
    Staff, who have been on an indefinite work-to-rule since August 31, will walk out on the next two...

    Saturday 10th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Rail workers ‘solid’ as they enter strike day two


    by Paddy McGuffin

    SOUTHERN Rail workers’ strike over safety and conductors’ jobs entered its second day yesterday with the union RMT saying that support for the action was solid.

    The two-day walkout which began on Wednesday is the latest in a series of strikes...

    Friday 9th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • School cleaners walk out over pay cut


    THREE school cleaners begain indefinite strike action yesterday, receiving support from teaching assistants and catering staff who refused to cross their picket line.

    The three worked for Wakefield District Council in West Yorkshire before their school became an academy — Kinsley...

    Wednesday 7th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • ‘Fag packet’ apprenticeship scheme


    by Conrad Landin
    Industrial Reporter
    NEW “back of a fag packet” plans for apprenticeship funding have created confusion and threaten a “trainee drought,” unions and bosses said yesterday.
    In a press statement, the Institute for the Motor Industry, which...

    Tuesday 30th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Govia ticket office staff will walk to stop closures


    TICKET office clerks on Britain’s worst performing railway will shut up shop next month in a strike against job cuts.

    Rail union RMT says Govia Thameslink Railway, which operates Thameslink and Great Northern services as well as the notorious Southern, wants to close or reduce...

    Friday 26th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Bus strike set to hit Notting Hill Carnival revelry


    by Conrad Landin

    Industrial Reporter

    BUSES serving the Notting Hill Carnival this weekend are set to be crippled by a drivers’ strike over rosters.

    Workers voted by a margin of 9-1 to back action at Tower Transit, a private operator holding the franchise for 28...

    Thursday 25th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Strikes loom at Southern


    BRITAIN’S worst-performing railway could be hit by further strikes as ticket office staff vote on whether to walk out over plans to further downgrade the service.
    Rail union TSSA opened a two-week ballot yesterday of more than 250 station staff who work for Govia Thameslink Railway...

    Saturday 20th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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