MARINERS’ union RMT hailed a victory yesterday after bosses agreed to abolish zero-hours contracts for seafarers with the P&O line in Dover.
The workers work the “short sea” route between Dover and Calais.
The deal takes 100 ratings off zero-hours...
Wednesday 15th Apr 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Britain needs to lose its obsession with the super-rich and big business, says PAUL DONOVAN
Wednesday 8th Apr 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
SCOTTISH Labour leader Jim Murphy took his party’s election campaign pledge to end zero-hours contracts onto the streets of Glasgow yesterday at a Sports Direct store in Argyle Street.
Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell told MPs last week that 4,300 of the firm’s 19,000...
Saturday 4th Apr 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
LABOUR’S “work manifesto” launched yesterday sets out clear dividing lines between the party and the Conservatives.Pledges include abolishing the employment tribunal fees introduced by the Con-Dems, legislation against using agency workers to undercut the terms...
Thursday 2nd Apr 2015
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
Miliband targets zero-hours contracts ‘epidemic’
posted by Will Stone in Britain
TEACHERS in union ATL voted yesterday to butcher a controversial conference motion after delegates said it could be read as supportive of zero-hours contracts.
The Southend & Thurrock and Hampshire branches put forward a motion that noted that “for some members, zero-hours...
Tuesday 31st Mar 2015
Labour's business manifestos have seldom been inspiring, but Ed Miliband managed to strike some of the right notes yesterday.
The leaders of all Britain's major parties remain wedded to an obsolete economic model which assumes private sector profit is the only possible engine for...
Osborne defends 1.9 million jobs created in Budget speech
Thursday 19th Mar 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Equalities conferences kick off with rousing tale of victory
posted by Joana Ramiro in Britain
Ros Wynne-Jones talks to a carer whose union helped her fight back against her swindling privateer employers
Sunday 8th Mar 2015