TORIES suffered a heavy defeat over anti-strike laws in the House of Lords last night, with peers voting to pilot e-balloting for strike votes.
The house voted by 320 to 181 to commission an independent review into introducing electronic voting.
Unions say the current ban on...
Thursday 17th Mar 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
“SHORT-SIGHTED” plans to cap paid time off for union reps in the Tories’ Trade Union Bill would mean huge losses for taxpayers, the TUC revealed yesterday.
Every £1 that is spent on wages for public-sector workers on “facility time” — hours...
Tuesday 23rd Feb 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
A PETITION calling on a Tory-led council to reverse its decision to end paid time allocated to union representatives to help members yesterday reached 200 signatures.
Public-sector union Unison accused Portsmouth City Council of an “unprovoked attack” on staff members after...
Tuesday 24th Nov 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
A shocking 142 workers have been killed at work in the past year
Wednesday 28th Oct 2015
Unpopular Tory Bill must be challenged industrially – STUC
Wednesday 26th Aug 2015
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
BUSINESS researchers warned yesterday that Tory attacks on time to allow union representatives to help workers could in fact reduce productivity.
Research at London’s Cass Business School and Warwick Business School suggested the Tories’ plans could be “detrimental to...
Tuesday 21st Jul 2015
Union-busting Cabinet minister Francis Maude used a speech in Parliament yesterday to ramp up the anti-worker rhetoric but baffled onlookers by announcing nothing new.
In a Commons session billed as a statement on trade union reform in the Civil Service, Mr Maude told MPs that...
Wednesday 11th Mar 2015
Unison: Move is ‘dog-whistle politics’ of Tory bigwig Eric Pickles
Saturday 10th Jan 2015
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
Shadow minister accuses Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude of ramping up 'vicious' campaign against public-sector trade unions
Thursday 26th Jun 2014
posted by Roger Bagley in Britain
Town hall demonstration comes after Con-Dem councillors attacked union reps' facility time
Wednesday 26th Feb 2014
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain