SHADOW chancellor John McDonnell lambasted the Tories’ “total failure” to improve living standards yesterday as new figures showed the biggest fall in wages for three years.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that weekly wages went down by 0.2 per cent...
Thursday 18th May 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
BRITAIN cannot afford another wages slump, unions warned yesterday as new figures showed inflation has overtaken wage growth.
The consumer price index (CPI) rose to 2.7 per cent in April, according to Office for National Statistics figures, above economist predictions of 2.6 per...
Wednesday 17th May 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
MINISTERS must “stop faffing,” trade union GMB said yesterday after the National Grid halted work on a transmission line for a new nuclear reactor.
National Grid said that it needs time to consider its plans to build a 102-mile power line connecting the proposed Moorside...
posted by Morning Star in Britain
PUBLIC-SECTOR workers stand to lose £3,300 from their wages between now and 2020, according to research by general union GMB.
The 1 per cent cap on their pay will also remove £16 billion from the economy, the study found.
The union said that, between 2010 and 2020,...
Saturday 13th May 2017
BED-BLOCKING in hospitals has risen by nearly a third in just one year due to Tory cuts to social care.
The shocking NHS figures revealed yesterday show that the number of beds taken up for a long period of time has shot up by 31 per cent in March, compared to the same time last year...
Friday 12th May 2017
WORKERS must turn the tables away from Theresa May’s “favourite slogans” and soundbites ahead of next month’s election, GMB leader Tim Roache said yesterday.
Addressing POA conference, Mr Roache said it was unions’ duty to emphasise that the public sector...
Thursday 11th May 2017
CIVILIAN workers at a Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Lincolnshire are planning to ballot on industrial action over pay and job losses.
The workers provide services such as catering and cleaning at RAF Cranwell.
General union GMB says Danish profiteer ISS — a food and...
UNION-BUSTING attempts by supermarket chain Lidl were beaten for a third time yesterday when a court threw out its bid to deny workers union representation.
General union GMB claimed victory in its battle to represent workers at Lidl distribution warehouses across Britain.
Friday 5th May 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
UNION GMB called on fashion retailer Asos yesterday “to do the right thing” by employing workers directly after it dumped a failing employment agency last week.
Transline supplied workers to Asos’s warehouse at Barnsley in Yorkshire, where union activists reported...
HEALTH workers and Labour Party campaigners demonstrated outside Croydon University Hospital in south London yesterday against its proposed closure.
GMB southern regional secretary Paul Maloney said: “With the general election just around the corner it is vital that all...
Saturday 29th Apr 2017