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  • Unions: Police staff deserve more


    UNIONS representing police civilian staff plan to smash the Tories’ stranglehold on public-sector pay by calling for a 5 per cent wage rise.

    Unions Unite, Unison and GMB submitted the pay claim yesterday on behalf of 32,000 police civilian staff in England and Wales.

    The...

    Saturday 15th Jul 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Mini workers celebrate massive pension win


    A LONG-RUNNING pensions dispute which stopped production of iconic Mini and Rolls-Royce cars has been settled.

    Unite members at three plants staged four strikes against brand owner BMW’s bid to destroy their final-salary pension scheme, offering just £7,000 to shunt...

    Tuesday 11th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Rolls Royce set for £150m investment in new works


    ROLLS ROYCE announced a £150 million investment in a new testing facility for jet engines yesterday following a campaign by union Unite.

    Shop stewards and members played a “pivotal role” in the investment at Rolls Royce plants at Derby, Hucknall and Annesley in the...

    Friday 30th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unite presses for radical overhaul of building regulations following Grenfell fire


    BRITAIN’S biggest trade union Unite demanded yesterday an urgent radical overhaul of building regulations following the Grenfell Tower fire.

    Unite, which merged with construction union Ucatt earlier this year, said the overhaul should place safety before profit at its core, ban...

    Friday 30th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Hospital staff to strike for fair pay


    ANCILLARY staff at top London hospitals are set to strike for almost a month in demand of a “fair and proper pay rise.”

    Cleaners, porters and security guards working at four hospitals run by Barts Health NHS Trust say their living standards have dropped “year on...

    Thursday 22nd Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Anti-Corbyn Coyne given the boot over data breach


    A RIGHTWINGER who challenged Len McCluskey for the leadership of Unite has been sacked by the union, he said yesterday.

    Unite West Midlands secretary Gerard Coyne claimed he had been disciplined for an “alleged technical data breach” which had “damaged Unite-Labour...

    Wednesday 21st Jun 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin 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

  • BMW car workers vote to throw out bad pensions deal


    by Peter Lazenby

    MAKERS of Rolls-Royce and Mini cars threw out plans to worsen their pensions yesterday.

    The British workers rejected plans by Germany-based BMW, which owns the iconic brands, to replace their final-salary pension scheme with a defined contributions scheme in a...

    Tuesday 13th 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

  • Builders tak on pay-cheat Danish firms


    Bosses exploit imported workers on poverty pay at energy plants in Yorkshire and Kent

    Thursday 13th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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