CAR workers began voting in a consultative ballot yesterday over what action to take to stop a “pensions robbery” by BMW.
Over 5,000 Unite members making Minis and Rolls-Royces across Britain are voting over plans that could see workers losing thousands of pounds a year on...
Tuesday 1st Nov 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Jobs and pensions threat sparks walkout
Friday 21st Oct 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
DISGRACED BHS boss Sir Philip Green has been urged by shop workers’ union Usdaw to stand by his promise and “sort out” the pension fund of the store’s 20,000 workers.
The chain went into liquidation this year leaving the pension fund with a £345 million...
Wednesday 19th Oct 2016
WORKERS at two of Britain’s nuclear weapons plants where Trident missiles are manufactured are to ballot on strike action to defend their pensions.
The government’s Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) is the most recent employer to propose scrapping the “defined...
Friday 14th Oct 2016
FRESH strike action at the Post Office is in the pipeline over pension changes that will cost workers thousands of pounds in retirement income, their union warned yesterday.
The Communications Workers Union (CWU) is set to announce industrial action next week after its executive has...
Thursday 13th Oct 2016
BRIAN RYE explains why we need a flexible retirement age for those in physically demanding professions
Sunday 25th Sep 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
NUCLEAR police launched a court battle yesterday to ensure they can retire at 60.
Lawyers for the Civil Nuclear Police Federation, which has 1,250 members who protect nuclear materials across Britain, are fighting against new laws that will force them to retire much later.
Thursday 25th Aug 2016
THE case of a transgender person refused the female state pension after choosing to stay married will be scrutinised by the EU’s Court of Justice.
The British Supreme Court referred the case on after its five judges were split over the case.
Thursday 11th Aug 2016
ABANDONING the “triple lock” for protecting state pensions would be a “grand betrayal” of pensioners, Labour warned yesterday.
State pensions increase annually by either the inflation rate, average earnings or 2.5 per cent, whichever is highest, known as the...
Monday 1st Aug 2016
THOUSANDS of postal workers are to vote on strike action in a row over post office closures, job cuts and pensions, their union said yesterday.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said about 3,500 members in Crown post offices, supply depots and administration sites across Britain...
Wednesday 27th Jul 2016