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  • Lidl’s race to the bottom


    WHEN The Grocer magazine awarded Lidl the accolade Grocer of the Year in June 2015, the German supermarket’s UK managing director Ronny Gottschlich commented: “Low price doesn’t have to mean low quality.”

    He might have added that it also didn’t have to...

    Friday 12th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Acas aids reconciliation in 7 out of 10 disputes


    SEVEN out of 10 industrial disputes have been resolved with the help of the conciliation service Acas, figures published today show.

    Chief conciliator David Prince said the figures, from a survey of more than 340 cases, showed the importance of early intervention in workplace...

    Thursday 11th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Energy watchdog proposals mislead customers


    ENERGY watchdog Ofgem was accused yesterday of “tinkering over the pretence that a free market is possible” in the energy supply industry.

    General union GMB criticised Ofgem’s proposal to go ahead with introducing a price cap on pre-payment meters, saying it gave the...

    Thursday 4th Aug 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Number of workers on strike lowest since records began


    THE number of workers on strike in Britain dropped to its lowest-ever level in 2015, figures published yesterday showed.

    Last year 81,000 workers went on strike, the lowest since records began in 1893, according to the Office for National Statistics.

    The figures show that there...

    Wednesday 3rd Aug 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Labour vows to strengthen unions in larger firms


    JEREMY CORBYN said yesterday that it should be mandatory for companies with more than 250 staff to bargain collectively with unions.

    The Labour leader said this would be the best way to guarantee fair pay as he called for business reform following the collapse of BHS.

    He also...

    Monday 1st Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • A million jobs to save Britain from disaster


    As the Tories dither the trade unions take the initiative to avert the impending environmental catastrophe through new specialised employment. PETER FROST reports

    Friday 22nd Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Taking on the five great ills of our society


    Here the Morning Star prints Jeremy Corbyn’s full speech from the launch his official campaign for the Labour leadership at UCL Institute of Education yesterday

    Friday 22nd Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • The Tolpuddle Martyrs are still an inspiration today


    The struggles of the founders of our labour movement show we change society for the better – even when at the outset it appears that defeat is inevitable, writes RICHARD BURGON

    Saturday 16th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Cathedral builds labour movement brick by brick


    DURHAM Cathedral is quite literally helping to build the labour movement by recreating the the Miners’ Gala in Lego — complete with mini hand-embroidered trade union banners and band members.

    The Lego Miners’ Festival Service aims to celebrate the proud local labour...

    Saturday 9th Jul 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Ukraine: Trade unionists protest against rising energy bills


    THOUSANDS of trade unionists marched through the streets of Ukraine’s capital Kiev yesterday in protest against looming rises in household bills.

    Marchers were furious at higher prices expected in September after the government abolished preferential tariffs for private citizens...

    Thursday 7th Jul 2016

    posted by James Tweedie in World


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