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  • ‘Toothless energy watchdog’s cap doesn’t go far enough’


    “UNFIT” energy watchdog Ofgem must be abolished, the GMB union said yesterday as the regulator mulled over a “toothless” price cap for poor consumers.

    Ofgem announced yesterday that it is considering a “safeguard tariff” for vulnerable consumers,...

    Tuesday 4th Jul 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • GMB rep suspended for trouser faux pas


    TRADE unionists are calling for a worker at Watford General Hospital to be reinstated after he was suspended for rolling his trousers up as temperatures hit 30°C  this week.

    Managers at multinational private contractor Medirest had told porters and cleaners they must wear...

    Friday 23rd Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unions demand 5% pay rise for 1.6m council staff


    UNIONS have launched a second front against the embattled Tory government by calling for a 5 per cent pay increase for more than 1.6 million public-sector workers.

    Unite, Unison and the GMB — Britain’s three biggest unions — also want the lowest paid local government...

    Thursday 15th Jun 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • GMB calls for youth work hours probe


    UNION officials are calling for an investigation into illegal working hours which have been imposed by bosses at a call centre in the north-east.

    Parseq call centre in Sunderland, which numbers banks, supermarkets, local authorities, charities and companies among its clients,...

    Thursday 15th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Builders in Denmark protesting for the rate


    BRITISH construction workers will protest in Denmark today against a firm that they accuse of undercutting wages and conditions on construction sites in Britain.

    Activists from the Unite and GMB unions plant to targeted the offices of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, the investment...

    Tuesday 13th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • GMB: Space at a premium for our loved ones


    FAMILIES should consider alternatives to burial such as freeze-drying to combat a looming crisis in cemetery space, undertakers’ union GMB said yesterday.

    The union’s congress heard that radical changes would be needed for body disposal following recent warnings from the...

    Wednesday 7th Jun 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • GMB - ‘Ministers: stand up for manufacturing’


    Obsession with City threatens money-spinning sector’s future

    Wednesday 7th Jun 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • GMB: Campaigners win recognition for union at Eat Foods


    GMB members at Eat Foods were celebrating yesterday as the union won official recognition after a bitter and long-running campaign.

    Workers at the Wembley site, who prepare ingredients and cook and package food for the sandwich-shop chain, voted overwhelmingly in favour of being...

    Wednesday 7th Jun 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • GMB: Ferry staff call for the return of duty-free


    BRITAIN should bring back duty-free shopping after Brexit, ferry workers said yesterday.

    Delegates at the GMB Congress endorsed a motion from the union’s Dover Ferries branch urging the return of tax-free sales on journeys between Britain and EU countries.

    The motion said...

    Wednesday 7th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • GMB will fight to get sacked Loomis driver reinstated


    GMB vowed yesterday to defend a sacked Loomis driver who the union says has been victimised because of his trade union activities at the cash-handling firm’s London office.

    The union said that Terry Clarke was dismissed for “being disruptive” after he became a GMB...

    Wednesday 7th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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