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  • Drivers and street cleaners take on low-pay firm


    OUTSOURCED drivers and street cleaners will protest at Wandsworth Town Hall on their second day of strike action today.

    GMB members working for Continental Landscapes are paid just £7.50 an hour, while the living wage stands at £9.75.

    The striking workers are...

    Thursday 23rd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Schools face ‘cliff edge’ as grammars set to thrive


    DEPRIVED schools will lose millions in funding as the Tories pursue Prime Minister Theresa May’s pet project to create more grammar schools.

    General union GMB says many schools will be pushed towards a “financial cliff edge” by 2020.

    A report by the Institute...

    Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Care firms cancel 95 councils’ contracts


    Funding crisis leaving private homecare providers in the red

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Hospital staff demand cash be spent better


    A YORKSHIRE hospital trust faces a £16.2 million deficit allegedly caused by private contracts and use of expensive agency staff. Workers at Barnsley Hospital are to demonstrate today against the NHS trust which runs the hospital.

    They are backed by Barnsley Central Labour MP Dan...

    Wednesday 15th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • NHS workers blast Tory pay squeeze


    Nearly two-thirds do unpaid overtime every week, poll finds

    Wednesday 8th Mar 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Cuts forcing assistants to stand in for teachers


    TEACHING assistants are increasingly having to stand in for teachers because of staff shortages due to cuts and redundancies, the GMB warned yesterday.

    Job descriptions for teaching assistants and learning support assistants state that they are allowed to teach pupils — but only...

    Wednesday 8th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • GMB protest at ‘planned’ sacking of courier driver


    WORKERS at a courier firm will protest tomorrow at the “appalling” treatment of a driver who was allegedly sacked for refusing to make a delivery to a company he knew wasn’t open on that day.

    Firm DX, which has depots nationwide, insists its drivers are self-employed...

    Tuesday 7th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • G4S tells workers in car park to ‘pee by bushes’


    AMBULANCE staff employed by notorious privateer G4S are having to operate out of a car park with no security or toilets, their union GMB revealed yesterday.

    G4S, which has repeatedly come under fire for alleged abuse against detainees and young offenders, won a contract to provide...

    Tuesday 7th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Museum workers win bonanza of back-pay


    LOW-paid musuem workers have won thousands in back pay from an austerity obsessed council, GMB revealed yesterday.

    The 12 GMB members were given a lowerpaid post or lost a shift allowance following a reorganisation in 2013, but were told that the changes would not come into effect for...

    Saturday 4th Mar 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Workers force profiteer to drop pay slash plans


    A PROFITEERING social care provider has shelved plans to slash staff wages after intervention by the workers’ union.

    Viridian Housing won a contract to provide adult social care at four care homes for Ealing Council in west London.

    The group’s operations director...

    Saturday 4th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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