SHOPS should be banned from opening on Boxing Day because low-paid workers’ time off is being eroded, a senior Labour MP said ahead of today’s debate in Parliament.
Helen Jones, who chairs the petitions committee, said workers have less time to spend with their loved ones...
Monday 12th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Usdaw survey shows one in 10 retail workers are assaulted while on the job
Tuesday 15th Nov 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
SHOPWORKERS’ union Usdaw said yesterday that it hopes to secure the jobs of more than 18,000 workers as the Poundland chain faces being taken over by a South African firm.
Talks on the Steinhoff takeover are continuing but it is expected to go ahead with a price tag of £597...
Thursday 14th Jul 2016
A “DIGITAL revolution” in shopping could wipe out 900,000 jobs in the next 10 years, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warned yesterday.
The body representing industry bosses claimed the growing trend towards online shopping, coupled with the introduction of a...
Tuesday 1st Mar 2016
SHOPWORKERS will lobby MPs in Parliament today to oppose Tory plans to extend Sunday trading laws.
Supermarkets’ Sunday opening is currently limited to six hours.
But the Tories intend to wash their hands of responsibility for Sunday trading by passing decision-making...
SHOP workers lobbied Leeds City Council yesterday over plans to change the way supermarkets’ Sunday opening hours are controlled.
The government plans to pass decision-making powers over the operating of Sunday opening hours to local authorities.
Supermarkets can open for...
Thursday 14th Jan 2016
by Lamiat Sabin
Tuesday 10th Nov 2015
TORY plans to obliterate Sunday trading restrictions are a “betrayal” of the British people, Labour conference affirmed yesterday.
Chancellor George Osborne announced proposals to relax laws in this year’s Budget, saying such a move would generate more than £200...
Tuesday 29th Sep 2015
Tuesday 11th Nov 2014
Shopworkers come out firmly against the government’s NHS privatisation agenda, declaring that the country only has a year to save it
Thursday 8th May 2014
posted by Peter Corcoran in Britain