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  • Labour slams biggest drop in wages for three years


    SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell lambasted the Tories’ “total failure” to improve living standards yesterday as new figures showed the biggest fall in wages for three years.

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that weekly wages went down by 0.2 per cent...

    Thursday 18th May 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Wage growth overtaken by inflation


    BRITAIN cannot afford another wages slump, unions warned yesterday as new figures showed inflation has overtaken wage growth.

    The consumer price index (CPI) rose to 2.7 per cent in April, according to Office for National Statistics figures, above economist predictions of 2.6 per...

    Wednesday 17th May 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Moorside suffers another blow as Grid pauses plans


    MINISTERS must “stop faffing,” trade union GMB said yesterday after the National Grid halted work on a transmission line for a new nuclear reactor.

    National Grid said that it needs time to consider its plans to build a 102-mile power line connecting the proposed Moorside...

    Wednesday 17th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Public-sector staff to lose £3,300 in pay by 2020


    PUBLIC-SECTOR workers stand to lose £3,300 from their wages between now and 2020, according to research by general union GMB.

    The 1 per cent cap on their pay will also remove £16 billion from the economy, the study found.

    The union said that, between 2010 and 2020,...

    Saturday 13th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Social care cuts spark huge rise in bed-blocking


    BED-BLOCKING in hospitals has risen by nearly a third in just one year due to Tory cuts to social care.

    The shocking NHS figures revealed yesterday show that the number of beds taken up for a long period of time has shot up by 31 per cent in March, compared to the same time last year...

    Friday 12th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Workers must expose impact of Tory cuts


    WORKERS must turn the tables away from Theresa May’s “favourite slogans” and soundbites ahead of next month’s election, GMB leader Tim Roache said yesterday.

    Addressing POA conference, Mr Roache said it was unions’ duty to emphasise that the public sector...

    Thursday 11th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • RAF staff to vote for strikes over paltry pay


    CIVILIAN workers at a Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Lincolnshire are planning to ballot on industrial action over pay and job losses.

    The workers provide services such as catering and cleaning at RAF Cranwell.

    General union GMB says Danish profiteer ISS — a food and...

    Thursday 11th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Supermarket Lidl fails again in bid to blot out unions


    UNION-BUSTING attempts by supermarket chain Lidl were beaten for a third time yesterday when a court threw out its bid to deny workers union representation.

    General union GMB claimed victory in its battle to represent workers at Lidl distribution warehouses across Britain.

    ...

    Friday 5th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Asos should ‘do the right thing’ and hire its staff


    UNION GMB called on fashion retailer Asos yesterday “to do the right thing” by employing workers directly after it dumped a failing employment agency last week.

    Transline supplied workers to Asos’s warehouse at Barnsley in Yorkshire, where union activists reported...

    Friday 5th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Health workers rally against Tory attacks on hospital


    HEALTH workers and Labour Party campaigners demonstrated outside Croydon University Hospital in south London yesterday against its proposed closure.

    GMB southern regional secretary Paul Maloney said: “With the general election just around the corner it is vital that all...

    Saturday 29th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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