WORKERS who maintain council and social housing in Manchester are to strike for a month from Saturday, their union announced yesterday.
The 170 workers, who are members of union Unite, are already involved in a rolling programme of strikes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Tuesday 4th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Leader of Britain’s biggest trade union LEN McCLUSKEY talks to Morning Star editor Ben Chacko about the transformation of Labour under Corbyn, party unity and the importance of trade unions reaching out to newly politicised young people
Saturday 1st Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
STEVE TURNER explains why we need to be hitting the streets tomorrow in support of a progressive future for all
Friday 30th Jun 2017
by Felicity Collier
UNITE is preparing legal action against the employment agency that supplies drivers to Co-op supermarkets over its use of bogus self-employment, the union announced yesterday.
The union’s strategic case unit is preparing employment tribunals...
Friday 9th Jun 2017
STRIKES by workers building the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant were “taken off the agenda” yesterday after an interim agreement over bonus pay.
Unite had warned of strikes over bonuses, but the issue will now be considered by a panel made up of a union official and...
Thursday 8th Jun 2017
A MAINTENANCE firm came under fire yesterday for its “hair-raising” ban on beards.
Builders employed by contractor Mears in east London were told at a “tool box talk” that beards were now banned and that workers have to be clean shaven in order to wear a...
Friday 2nd Jun 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
THE Bank of England was accused of being “arrogant and out of touch” with normal workers yesterday as some of its staff started voting on strike action in a dispute over pay.
Union Unite criticised the central bank after it imposed a “derisory” 1 per cent...
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
TONY BURKE explains why Unite is urging its members in manufacturing industries to vote Labour in the general election
BRITAIN’S biggest trade union Unite is warning that the Tories are “no friends of the north” with a major billboard campaign in the final countdown to June 8.
Recent local elections saw Conservative gains in traditional Labour strongholds in northern England,...
Wednesday 31st May 2017
THE Tory Party is “no friend of the north,” a billboard campaign from general union Unite launched today warns.
The union is targeting cities in northern England with posters describing the Tories as the party of the “leafy shires and the lucky few.”
Monday 29th May 2017