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  • 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

  • Violence against shopworkers up 28% in a year

    VIOLENCE and abuse targeting shopworkers has shot up by 28 per cent in a year, a report revealed yesterday.

    The increase, based on figures from 2015, which are the most recent available, was uncovered by a British Retail Consortium survey, prompting a call from the leader of the...

    Friday 3rd Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Millions of retail jobs ‘could go by 2020’

    MORE than a million jobs in the retail sector could go by 2020, a new report warned yesterday.

    A year-long review of Britain’s beleagured shops carried out by the Fabian Society suggests the government has ignored the sector in spite of promises to beef up Britain’s high...

    Wednesday 1st Feb 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Weetabix strike put on hold

    A STRIKE at cereal makers Weetabix has been put on hold at two sites in Northamptonshire after workers received an offer aimed at resolving a row over shifts, shop workers union Usdaw revealed yesterday.

    Members of Usdaw, who backed industrial action by nine to one last year, will be...

    Tuesday 24th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Bakers’ jobs at risk in Greggs factory

    BAKERY chain Greggs has put up to 100 workers’ jobs under threat through a planned restructuring at its bakery at Clydesmill in Scotland, it was revealed yesterday.

    Food union Usdaw is seeking talks after a worrying announcement from the firm.

    Around 200 workers are...

    Tuesday 24th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • At least 12 ex-Co-op food stores to close doors

    AT LEAST a dozen formerly Co-op-owned stores are to be closed after the company which bought them became insolvent, it was revealed yesterday.

    The Co-op sold a subsidiary group of 36 stores to the Food Retailer Group last year.

    The group has become insolvent and entered into a...

    Friday 13th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain