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  • Scotland’s richest 10 see fortunes rise


    THE 10 richest people in Scotland have seen their wealth increase as ordinary people continue to suffer the effects of government spending cuts.

    Their fortunes have increased by 9 per cent over the last year, taking their combined wealth to £14.71 billion, according to this...

    Saturday 6th May 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Fujitsu IT workers strike for five more days


    THOUSANDS of workers at IT transnational Fujitsu are to stage five more days of strikes in defence of their jobs, pensions and union rights.

    Strikers — who have already taken 15 days of action — will also demonstrate at a Regional Business Technology Expo at London’s...

    Saturday 6th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Hotel workers demonstrate for living wage


    HOTEL workers will demonstrate in London today against the anti-union actions of a global hospitality chain.

    Unite members will rally outside the annual general meeting of the Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG), which owns the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands, from 9.30am to...

    Friday 5th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Rolls Royce workers win 17% pay rise


    ROLLS ROYCE workers have won a bumper 17 per cent pay rise over the next three years, Unite announced yesterday.

    The deal affects about 120 staff at Rolls Royce in Rotherham in South Yorkshire which makes turbine blades for jet engines.

    The union said the deal was a recognition...

    Friday 5th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Logistics firm staff plan 15 strike days


    WORKERS at two distribution centres in Yorkshire are to stage 15 days of strike action against job cuts and low pay.

    Members of general union Unite employed by logistics firm DHL Supply Chain are resisting the proposed closure of a warehouse in Harworth, South Yorkshire, where many of...

    Friday 5th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • BMW car workers ramp up strikes


    BRITISH workers employed by German car manufacturer BMW continued a series of 24-hour strikes yesterday in defence of their pension scheme.

    The stoppage was the third in a series of eight strikes announced by the Unite union.

    The workers produce Minis, Rolls-Royces and BMW...

    Thursday 4th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Pledges will ‘fail’ if Tories ban migrant workers


    CONSTRUCTION bosses warned yesterday that pledges to build more housing will be meaningless if the government bans migrant workers entering Britain after quitting the EU.

    The warning against a migrant ban came from the Federation of Master Builders, which pointed out that more than...

    Wednesday 3rd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Firefighters called out to anti-union refinery


    A PETROCHEMICAL refinery in Scotland was evacuated yesterday after a gas leak. Eight fire appliances and 40 firefighters were called to the refinery at Grangemouth.

    General union Unite called on the refinery’s owners Ineos to work with the union to ensure the safe future...

    Wednesday 3rd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unions see red at news of Blue Riband job cuts


    UP TO 300 jobs are set to go at confectionary giant Nestle after it announced plans to move production of its Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland, trade unions warned yesterday.

    The company is proposing voluntary redundancies at four of its sites in Britain, which could see 143 job...

    Wednesday 26th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Nowhere to hide for May


    WHEN Theresa May says that the general election result is “not certain” despite opinion polls giving the Tories a huge lead, for once her words can be taken at face value.

    She would prefer it were otherwise, but she knows that she called the election on opportunist grounds,...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial


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