But organised workers are calling employers’ bluff to win deals, says Unite
Saturday 19th Aug 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
After weeks of inaction (and amid rising stink) chiefs are finally set to dump job loss plan – with poor grace
Thursday 17th Aug 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
BRITAIN is facing a “low pay emergency,” striking workers from three separate disputes warned yesterday as they descended on bosses’ headquarters to demand a hearing.
Flying pickets mounted rowdy demonstrations across central London with striking hospital cleaners,...
Friday 4th Aug 2017
CAMPAIGNERS and unions vowed yesterday to wage a “battle royal” against proposals to merge two East Midlands hospital trusts.
The Burton Hospitals and Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS foundation trusts plan to unite, bringing together the Royal Derby Hospital and Queen’s...
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
WAREHOUSE workers at catalogue retailer Argos will down tools for three weeks as a last resort in a row over redundancies and severance pay.
The dispute was triggered by Argos’s decision to shut a warehouse at Lutterworth in Leicestershire and transfer 500 jobs to Kettering in...
Thursday 3rd Aug 2017
HOSPITAL workers, airline cabin crew and Bank of England staff will join forces in London today to stage a series of strikes outside their employers’ headquarters.
The workers, who are all members of the union Unite, will come together under the banner “London...
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Neglected staff denied pay rise turn on Carney
Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017
SEAFARERS who protect Scotland’s fishing grounds are to strike for 10 days over pay this month, Unite announced yesterday.
The workers, who crew five vessels, are employed by Scottish government-owned Marine Scotland. The Scottish government also owns ferry operator Caledonian...
RADICAL employment reforms are needed, construction union Unite said yesterday after research showed that bogus self-employment is “out of control.”
Figures obtained by a freedom of information request revealed an 8 per cent increase in construction workers paid via the...
Tuesday 1st Aug 2017
HOUSING workers’ union Unite hailed a landmark legal victory yesterday over holiday pay.
The case against Dudley Council involved 56 Unite members employed as tradespeople working on the maintenance of Dudley’s housing stock who carried out a range of additional voluntary...