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  • GMB Conference: Shoppers urged to boycott job destroying self-service


    SHOPPERS should boycott self-service checkouts to save jobs on the high street, workers pleaded yesterday.

    Union reps said more and more retail staff were being laid off while shareholders continue to rake in dividends.

    Delegates at general union GMB’s commercial services...

    Wednesday 8th Jun 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • 40 loyal workers face dole as plastic bags are ditched


    FORTY workers at a plastic-bag factory are facing the dole queue, with bosses blaming the new 5p supermarket charge.

    All the staff at Nelson Packaging in the Lancashire town have been laid off and many fear they will be unable to find work.

    The firm’s managing director...

    Wednesday 2nd Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • The scandal of discarding vast quantities of oddly shaped veg


    PETER FROST attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff of the supermarkets’ self-congratulatory claims about commitment to stocking ‘wonky veg’

    Thursday 18th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Government pushes on with Sunday work mess


    THE government pressed ahead yesterday with controversial plans to devolve responsibility for supermarket Sunday opening hours despite widespread opposition.

    Shopworkers, small retailers, independent stores and many supermarkets have opposed Tory plans to hand decision making over...

    Wednesday 10th Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tesco pay delay ‘a serious breach’


    TESCO “seriously” breached an industry code by delaying payments to suppliers, an investigation into the supermarket giant found yesterday.

    Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon’s long-awaited report on Tesco’s practices revealed it had breached the legally...

    Wednesday 27th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Leeds lobby pushes back against Sunday opening


    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

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aldi raises staff pay and promises apprentices


    BUDGET supermarket Aldi pledged yesterday to increase staff wages to a minimum rate of £8.40 per hour from next February.

    The company has confirmed that all its British employees will be paid at least £8.40 — £9.45 in London from February 1.
    Aldi is the...

    Monday 26th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • 5p carrier bag charge ‘could spark abuse from customers’


    SHOP workers expressed fears yesterday over the new 5p charge for carrier bags, warning that it could anger customers and lead to attacks.

    A survey by shop workers’ union Usdaw revealed that more than 56 per cent were abused verbally over the last year, one-third were threatened,...

    Tuesday 6th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unacceptable levels of food waste addressed in Labour 10-minute Bill


    As Britain lags behind other EU countries in food waste reduction, shadow minister Kerry McCarthy’s initiative wins cross-party support and is lauded by an array of organisations campaigning on the issue. PETER FROST has the details

    Friday 25th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Lidl raises min wage


    MORE than 9,000 people working for discount supermarket Lidl are to be given a pay rise of over £1,000 a year after the company raised its minimum wage.

    The German retail giant will start paying staff a minimum of £8.20 from October 1, which will affect over half of the...

    Friday 18th Sep 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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