This weekend sees the Yorkshire and the Humber trade unions gather for their annual conference in Leeds to determine their policy for the next year – and it is a packed agenda. BILL ADAMS reports
Saturday 2nd Apr 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
THE number of people on zero-hours contracts has risen 100,000 in just a year, creating a “nightmare for workers,” TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said yesterday.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 801,000 workers — 2.5 per cent of the...
Thursday 10th Mar 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Unite’s JAMIE CALDWELL explains how young members have invigorated a drive for decent treatment in the workplace
Tuesday 8th Mar 2016
LAURENCE PLATT explains why Ainscough workers have been driven to take strike action – and why they deserve our solidarity to give them a lift
Wednesday 10th Feb 2016
YOUNG trade union activists will target Sports Direct over its shameful employment practices today in a protest at Rangers’ Ibrox stadium.
Unite’s Decent Work For All campaign has targeted Sports Direct and its owner Mike Ashley over the company’s use of zero-hours...
Saturday 6th Feb 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
Increasingly in Britain, with the mushrooming of warehousing, call centre and service industry work, the workplace has been turned into a virtual slave plantation, asserts JOHN GREEN
Thursday 31st Dec 2015
THE government hailed a fall in unemployment yesterday, but more than a million people remain trapped in part-time work and millions more suffer low pay and zero-hours contracts.
In north-east England unemployment soared by 12,000 — even before the thousands hit by the closure of...
Thursday 15th Oct 2015
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
BERNADETTE HYLAND on how the Mary Quaile club are putting the pioneering trade unionist’s life back in the spotlight
Tuesday 13th Oct 2015
BOSSES are still imposing “exclusivity clauses” on zero-hours contract workers even though the practice was banned months ago, a Labour member of the London Assembly revealed today.
Employers are using “effective exclusivity clauses” to penalise workers for...
Monday 21st Sep 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
UNION activists have staged a musical flashmob outside a Glasgow bar run by millionaire owner Stefan King, highlighting his mistreatment of zero-hours contract workers.
Campaigners from Better Than Zero, a Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) initiative, sang out for fair pay and...
Saturday 29th Aug 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain