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  • USDAW: Delegates vote down mandatory reselection of MPs


    MANDATORY re-selection of Labour MPs was rejected by Usdaw delegates yesterday amid pleas for unity ahead of the general election.

    The retail union’s conference voted down motions criticising the behaviour of Labour MPs undermining Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and affirming...

    Wednesday 3rd May 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Usdaw: Bosses using loophole to deny staff loo breaks


    BOSSES are using a “loopy loo loophole” to deny toilet breaks to retail workers, Usdaw conference heard yesterday.

    The conference overwhelmingly passed a motion branding it “ridiculous” that employers must provide decent lavs but “there is no clear...

    Wednesday 3rd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • USDAW: Hannett lambasts Green and his wife


    Chain’s former owners ‘played monopoly with workers’ lives’

    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • USDAW: ‘Living wage’ fails to boost incomes


    MORE than half of retail workers have seen their pay stay the same or decrease in spite of the Tories’ so-called living wage, a survey unveiled at Usdaw conference yesterday suggests.

    Almost a quarter (22 per cent) of respondents to a survey carried out by the shop workers’...

    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • USDAW: No to new conscription


    THE Usdaw conference overwhelmingly rejected a call yesterday for national service to be reintroduced.

    A motion debated by delegates claimed it was a good idea as police “can no longer cope with riots, security or disasters.”

    It also said bringing back conscription...

    Tuesday 2nd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Shopworkers demand talks after M&S moots six closures


    by Felicity Collier

    SHOPWORKERS’ union Usdaw called for talks with Marks and Spencer yesterday after the retailer announced plans to close six of its stores and slash 380 jobs.

    The union warned that the company’s reorganisation would lead to the closure of...

    Friday 21st Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Green ‘should be made to hand back £15m refund’


    SIR PHILIP GREEN must cough up more cash to fill the BHS pension scheme black hole if he gets a £15 million refund under his deal with regulators, work and pensions select committee chair Frank Field said yesterday.

    The disgraced billionaire came to a £363m settlement with...

    Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Tesco docked wages from 140,000 staff


    TESCO could have to cough up £5.6 million in back pay for up to 140,000 workers after shopworkers’ union Usdaw discovered a discrepancy in the supermarket chain’s payroll.

    The union said some Tesco workers have had sums docked from their wages in return for voluntary...

    Friday 10th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Hundreds of jobs lost as 32 Budgen stores close


    MORE than 800 shop workers are to lose their jobs after the closures of 34 Budgens stores was announced yesterday.

    Budgens parent company The Food Retailer said it had been unable to find a buyer for the stores after the 34 branches went into administration last year. The Budgens...

    Wednesday 8th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Green in £363m bid to end pensions row


    Deal fails to make good BHS scheme’s deficit

    Wednesday 1st Mar 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain


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