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....Statutory maternity pay for UK mothers is among the worst in Europe, according to an analysis by the TUC. The trade union body says only Ireland and Slovakia have worse "decently paid" entitlements. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. The Hong Kong state-owned metro operator MTR and FirstGroup are to take over the running of South West Trains, one of the Britain’s biggest commuter networks, in a seven-year deal that trade unions denounced for handing another franchise to a state-controlled foreign operator. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It has delivered none of these things. James Montier and Philip Pilkington, of the global investment firm GMO, say that the system which arose in the 1970s was characterised by four significant economic policies: the abandonment of full employment and its replacement with inflation targeting; an increase in the globalisation of the flows of people, capital and trade; a focus on shareholder maximisation rather than reinvestment and growth; and the pursuit of flexible labour markets and the disruption of trade unions and workers’ organisations. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. We asked women how they have coped financially after having a baby, following a call by a trade union body for "decently paid" maternity leave. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Chinese firm MTR to help operate UK's South West trains franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 07:52:43 AM
. The Hong Kong state-owned metro operator MTR and FirstGroup are to take over the running of South West Trains, one of the Britain’s biggest commuter networks, in a seven-year deal that trade unions denounced for handing another franchise to a state-controlled foreign operator. ...
Populism is the result of global economic failure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 01:23:10 PM
.... It has delivered none of these things. James Montier and Philip Pilkington, of the global investment firm GMO, say that the system which arose in the 1970s was characterised by four significant economic policies: the abandonment of full employment and its replacement with inflation targeting; an increase in the globalisation of the flows of people, capital and trade; a focus on shareholder maximisation rather than reinvestment and growth; and the pursuit of flexible labour markets and the disruption of trade unions and workers’ organisations. ...
'Backward on pay' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:34:24 AM
. We asked women how they have coped financially after having a baby, following a call by a trade union body for "decently paid" maternity leave. ...
Call for 'decently paid' maternity leave image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:18:17 AM
....Statutory maternity pay for UK mothers is among the worst in Europe, according to an analysis by the TUC. The trade union body says only Ireland and Slovakia have worse "decently paid" entitlements. ...
Jones Bootmaker is on the brink – but it's not all gloom on the high street image
.... Even when jobs are relatively plentiful and inflation is picking up, workers are unwilling or unable to press for higher pay. The reasons for this transformation is obvious: de-industrialisation and the growth of employment in the non-unionised service sector; curbs on the power of trade unions; an increase in labour supply. ...
UK unemployment is as low as 1975 – but why aren't wages rising? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 11:18:08 AM
.... Even when jobs are relatively plentiful and inflation is picking up, workers are unwilling or unable to press for higher pay. The reasons for this transformation is obvious: deindustrialisation and the growth of employment in the non-unionised service sector; curbs on the power of trade unions; an increase in labour supply. ...
Ikea drivers living in trucks for months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:20 AM
....The judge described conditions for drivers as an "inhumane state of affairs'', and contrary to EU law. Edwin Atema, of trade union FNV, says he believes Ikea must have known of the conditions in which drivers are living. ...
Budgens closes 34 stores with loss of 815 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 10:04:23 AM
....Mike Denny, joint administrator at PwC, said: “Unfortunately, we have been unable to find a buyer and it is not commercially viable to continue trading the stores. “We are working closely with the Co-op, [the shopworkers’ trade union] Usdaw and the relevant government agencies to ensure that all employees receive the maximum levels of practical and financial support through the redundancy process. ...
Vauxhall's Luton and Ellesmere Port factories will face battle after 2021 image
....Sir Vince Cable, the business secretary between 2010 and 2015, also warned that the French and German governments would lobby heavily win the right to produce the Astra in their plants. Cable and the trade unions convinced General Motors to make the existing Astra at Ellesmere Port, but he said it had been a close fight in 2012. ...
GM set to announce Opel and Vauxhall sale on Monday image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:03:33 PM
....". Len McCluskey, general secretary of the Unite trade union, said he had spoken to the chief executives of GM and the PSA Group over the weekend. ...
No bed of roses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:12:42 AM
....". For many flower harvesters, safeguarding their rights is primarily managed by trade unions and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs). ...
Budget 2017: Is G4S trying to bury its results on Wednesday? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:01:28 AM
....Now the end of the Sir Philip Green and BHS scandal seems to be approaching, parliament’s business, energy and industrial strategy select committee is looking for fresh targets. It is calling a series of witnesses on Tuesday for a session looking at protections for gig-economy and agency workers, which will also address tax reporting and the role of trade unions. ...
Peugeot owner PSA close to deal to buy Vauxhall and Opel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:26:55 AM
....“My personal commitment and the commitment of this government will be unbounded to make sure the future of the workforce will be maintained,” Clark said. “I will of course work with all the groups, including the trade unions, including the workforce, to make that case, if new owners there are to be, to those new owners. ...
Sainsbury's to cut 400 jobs in shakeup of operations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:56:36 PM
.... This will affect 4,000 workers, who will be offered early morning or late evening shifts instead. Unite, the trade union, urged Sainsbury’s to guarantee that there will be no compulsory redundancies. ...
Rosa Monckton: Let learning disabled work below minimum wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:55:05 PM
....He added that current employment support was "completely inadequate" and the government has a lot to do if it is to improve the "appallingly low levels of employment" of people with a learning disability. The trade union, Unison, said people with learning disabilities benefited from good quality jobs like anyone else, and insisted no-one should get less than the minimum wage. ...
Unite blames Brexit as Ford prepares to cut 1,160 Welsh jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 05:57:25 PM
. Len McCluskey, the head of the UK’s biggest trade union has urged Theresa May to guarantee car makers tariff-free access to the single market after Brexit, as Ford unveiled plans to cut 1,160 jobs over five years at its engine factory in Bridgend, Wales. ...
Philip Green agrees to pay £363m into BHS pension fund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:42:06 PM
....Green initially pledged to “sort” the problems facing the BHS pension scheme last June when he was questioned by MPs. John Hannett, the general secretary of trade union Usdaw, said: “It is difficult to understand why this saga has been allowed to continue and why we have had to campaign for so long to get justice for our members. ...
Go-Ahead profits hit by Southern strikes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:17:23 AM
...."Our customers have suffered months of disrupted travel, impacting work and family lives and we are sorry that such inconvenience and hardship has been caused. Discussions with trade unions are ongoing as we strive to reach a full resolution of these issues," he added. ...
Greggs sales up as it warns on inflation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:32:22 AM
....Greggs plans to invest in its remaining bakeries and shops, which it said would create thousands of new roles in retail and distribution. However, it will mean fewer jobs in manufacturing and the company said it was consulting with trade unions about the proposals. ...
UK workers' wages fell 1% a year between 2008 and 2015, TUC says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:43 AM
....Workers in the UK saw their wages fall by 1% a year in the period following the financial crisis, putting the country in 103rd place in a global ranking of pay growth compiled by the TUC. The trade union umbrella body said wages rose in many parts of the world between 2008 and 2015, but average pay in the UK fell once the impact of inflation was taken into account. ...
‘Part-time is unfairly interpreted as lack of commitment’ – our work expert responds image
.... Part-time workers are entitled to the same benefits as full-time workers and MUST NOT be discriminated against just because they are part-time. Speak to your trade union representative if you have one. ...
Government failure to act means gender pay gap will remain, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:50:01 AM
.... The gap is closest among 20- to 30-year-olds, but balloons after women have children as mothers miss out on pay rises and promotions. Responding to the committee’s comments, Frances O’Grady – general secretary of trade union umbrella body the TUC, said: “The government needs to up its game and tackle the root causes of the gender pay gap – not ignore them. ...
Fears grow for Vauxhall jobs as government vows to do all it can image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 07:31:35 PM
....He said: “My personal commitment and the commitment of this government will be unbounded to make sure the future of the workforce will be maintained. I will of course work with all the groups, including the trade unions, including the workforce, to make that case, if new owners there are to be, to those new owners. ...
‘From bad to worse’: Greece hurtles towards a final reckoning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:05:16 AM
....2bn being withdrawn from banks by panic-stricken depositors since the beginning of the year. With talk of Greece’s exit from the euro being heard again, farmers, trade unions and other sectors enraged by the eviscerating effects of austerity have once more come out in protest. ...
We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov image
.... In 2016 a similar bill was submitted to the South Korean parliament. Earlier this month a congressman in the Philippines introduced another such measure, receiving the support of an influential local trade union. ...
Unilever to mount fierce defence against Kraft Heinz after rejecting £115bn offer image
.... Kraft Heinz, whose brands include Philadelphia and WeightWatchers, vowed to keep up its pursuit despite Unilever insisting that there was “no merit, strategic or financial” to a deal. The US firm’s attentions drew fire from trade union Unite, which branded Kraft “predatory” and predicted that any deal would trigger job losses among the two companies’ combined UK workforces of nearly 9,000. ...
Vauxhall's future in UK is secure, says business secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 03:35:55 PM
.... Thousands more jobs rely on its UK supply chain. Clark met GM president Dan Ammann and Len McCluskey, general secretary of trade union Unite, in London on Thursday. ...
Tata Steel workers agree to pension cuts to save 8,000 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 03:01:00 PM
.... It shows employees are doing everything they can to develop a sustainable future for the business,” a spokesperson said. “We will continue to work with the trade unions and other stakeholders to deliver Tata Steel UK’s transformation plan and develop a sustainable future for the business. ...
Trump means happy days are here again for the UK’s arms exporters | Paul Rogers image
.... But for specialist UK-based companies, it is a more narrowly focused operation. In addition to direct lobbying of MPs and their advisers, by trade unions as well as the companies, there is the assiduous funding of thinktanks and university research, as well as support for conferences. ...
Britain’s rail franchise model unfit for purpose, say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 10:07:02 AM
.... Fares rose by another 2. 3% on average across Britain on 2 January, sparking protests by campaigners and trade unions and further calls for renationalisation. ...
Steelworkers to vote on Port Talbot rescue plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 02:08:58 PM
.... It would be by far the biggest pension scheme to be taken on by the PPF. The trade unions Unite, GMB and Community have recommended that workers vote in favour of the proposals, but they could still be rejected given the changes to the pension scheme. ...
Jobs for all? In the US that idea is about to be tested to destruction | John Harris image
....The story has rather got lost in the midst of Donald Trump’s statements this week about his fabled wall, the merits of torture, and all the other stuff that has underlined the frightening nature of his arrival in power – but on Monday, the new president hosted a remarkable meeting. In the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Trump held talks with the leaders of US trade unions: among them, the presidents of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, the Smart (it stands for sheet metal, air, rail and transportation) Union, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. ...
'Zero tolerance' for pregnancy discrimination in workplace – minister image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 12:01:02 AM
....“My advice to women is to join a union. As the equality and human rights commission highlighted, pregnant women and new mums are treated better in workplaces that recognise trade unions. ...
Brothers jailed for trafficking people from Poland to work at Sports Direct image
....”. But Britain’s biggest trade union, Unite, called for an investigation into the employment firm. ...
The new robot revolution will take the boss's job, not the gardener's image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 01:38:08 PM
.... But the last big epoch of technological change was accompanied by political change that ensured those making the cars, the washing machines and the TV sets could also buy them. Full employment policies, capital controls, progressive income tax and strong trade unions ensured this was the case. ...
It’s time to rewrite the rules of economics to end the growing chasm of inequality  | Liam Byrne image
.... The sooner we find it, the sooner we can reject once and for all the tired and increasingly flawed orthodoxy of shareholder value and trickle-down economics that took shape with such force nearly 50 years ago. That’s why parliamentarians and Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute have joined forces to broker new solutions – bringing together leading thinkers in politics, academia, business, finance, trade unions, churches and civil society – to pinpoint what needs to change and how. ...
Robotics, Trump and Brexit turn up the heat amid the snow of Davos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 14th of January 2017 03:59:30 PM
....“Machines, the argument goes, can take the jobs, but should not take the incomes: the job uncertainty that engulfs large swaths of society should be matched by a welfare policy that protects the masses, not only ‘the poor’,” said World Bank senior economist Ugo Gentilini. “Hence, basic income grants emerge as a straightforward option for the digital era – one seemingly backed by Silicon Valley and trade unions alike. ...
Basic shop disciplines deliver Morrisons a merrier Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 03:13:19 PM
.... But none of Corbyn’s thought could be described as fully fleshed out. First: a government-backed kitemark for companies that have agreed a pay ratio with a trade union. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new high in longest-ever winning streak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:19:08 PM
....The FTSE 100’s record winning streak came against a very different background to the May 1997 gains. Then the market was boosted by Blair’s attempts to distance himself from previous Labour administrations and the trade unions, his move to abandon nationalisation and income tax rises, and the decision to give the Bank of England independence to set interest rates. ...
Thousands of HMRC staff may have to move up to 174 miles image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:02:48 AM
...."Staff that will be recruited at the new regional centres may have lower initial performance, and may take time to reach the productivity levels of more experienced staff," the report said. The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) trade union, which represents the affected staff, has already said that it is worried that the cuts could harm HMRC's ability to collect tax. ...
BA cabin crew start two-day strike at Heathrow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:01:19 AM
....A two-day strike by some of BA's cabin staff may disrupt flights at Heathrow airport on Tuesday and Wednesday. The strike, by 2,900 members of the Unite trade union, is in pursuit of higher pay for members of the so-called "mixed fleet". ...
Workers at nuclear sites to be balloted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 02:05:52 PM
....About 16,000 workers at 19 UK nuclear sites are to be balloted on strike action in a dispute over pensions. The workers belong to four different trade unions and are mainly employed in decommissioning work. ...
Sports Direct chairman Keith Hellawell rejected by shareholders again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 01:06:49 PM
....Before the vote last September, Hellawell also attempted to appease disgruntled shareholders by saying he had offered to go, although the board had refused to accept his resignation. Despite that offer seeming to acknowledge that he and the board accepted responsibility for the group’s situation, last month Hellawell criticised MPs, trade unions and the media for waging a campaign against the business as it reported a 57% drop in first-half profits. ...
Rail chiefs or unions: can passengers trust either of them? | Rafael Behr image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... If the public is receptive to renationalisation – and opinion polls suggest the idea can be popular – it is because the status quo is miserable enough for any radical-sounding alternative to acquire some allure, not because the proposed remedy fixes the problem. And if the policy gains wider support it will be in spite of trade union enthusiasm, not because of it. ...
Sports Direct chair Keith Hellawell faces renewed pressure to resign image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 05:38:18 PM
.... He said that if shareholders voted against him at the group’s 2017 annual general meeting, he would step down. Despite that offer seeming to acknowledge that he and the board accepted responsibility for the group’s situation, last month Hellawell criticised MPs, trade unions and the media for waging a campaign against the business as it reported a 57% drop in first-half profits. ...
Zero-hours workers '£1,000 worse off a year' than employees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of December 2016 12:01:17 AM
.... The loss of earnings jumped to 45p an hour for permanent agency workers. A report by the UK’s largest trade union, Unite, estimates that the number of workers in insecure employment of one kind or another has topped 5 million. ...
UK airport baggage and check-in staff strikes called off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 06:01:10 PM
. A planned strike by baggage handlers and check-in staff at 18 airports has been called off, the trade union representing them has announced. ...
The Guardian view on trade unions: needed as much as ever | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 06:42:05 PM
.... But they are not the start of a wild-eyed workers’ insurgency, as some overexcited reports have suggested in the past few days. Nor, whether or not they achieve their legitimate aim of protecting their members’ interests, are they helping the wider trade union movement to find a new relevance and authority as membership declines in a rapidly changing economy. ...
Union leader says No 10 demonising working people in strikes row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 05:54:12 PM
....”. The former cabinet ministers Michael Heseltine and Norman Tebbit are among the senior Tory figures who have called on May to take a tough line on trade unions, following the wave of strikes and threatened walkouts. ...
Don’t complain about the strikers – they’re only doing what we all should in 2017 | Paul Mason image
....One of the most pitiful things about the political class, and the economists who whisper certainties in their ear, is their distance from the actual experience of work. As trade union rights have become eroded throughout the private sector, and large chunks of the public sector become privatised, a culture of coercion has taken root at work. ...
No 10 accuses striking workers of 'contempt for ordinary people' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 01:01:02 PM
....”. Former cabinet ministers Michael Heseltine and Norman Tebbit are among senior Tory figures who have called on May to take a tough line on trade unions following the wave of strikes and threatened walkouts. ...
Downing Street distances itself from Grayling calls for anti-strike laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 07:00:14 AM
....Grayling angered many union leaders last week by saying he would “not rule anything out” when asked if he might change the law to prevent future rail strikes. Former cabinet ministers Lord Heseltine and Lord Tebbit are among the Tory figures who have called on Theresa May to take a tough line on trade unions. ...
Chris Grayling: Tory in combative mood to deal with rail union bosses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 07:00:14 AM
. Chris Grayling was for years the premier Tory attack dog of David Cameron’s days in opposition, happy to bash Labour and the trade unions at every opportunity. ...
Joint call for EU citizens to stay in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 08:11:08 PM
. Businesses and trade unions have called on Theresa May to guarantee immediately the right of EU citizens to stay in the UK after Brexit. ...
RMT boss denies trying to 'bring government down' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 01:30:48 PM
.... . The article quotes from a number of Mr Hoyle's recent speeches, including one given at a National Shop Stewards Network meeting in Brighton when he is alleged to have said: "Any trade unionist with any sense wants to bring down this working class-hating Tory government. ...
Fog at London airports causes second day of disruption image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 08:43:59 AM
....Swissport said it had made numerous offers to Unite since April 2015 to resolve the dispute. It said the planned strike was "another in a series of recent examples where a minority of trade union members are acting in a cynical fashion". ...
TUC and businesses urge Theresa May to act on rights of migrants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 08:17:56 PM
. British business and the trade union movement have made an unprecedented joint demand to Theresa May to guarantee immediately the rights of European Union migrants to remain in the UK, warning that further uncertainty will inflict serious damage on the British economy. ...
Redundancy fears as Penguin Random House derecognises staff unions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 06:22:05 PM
....”. Though the unions have not ruled out strike action, they plan first to restore the union agreements through the UK’s Central Arbitration Committee, the statutory body that adjudicates trade union recognition and collective bargaining. ...
Christmas of Discontent image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 12:40:39 AM
...."It's so difficult to draw real comparisons because so much has changed," agrees Dr Crossman. Before the Thatcher administration, trade unions were more powerful, while the railways, British Airways and Royal Mail were all state-owned. ...
Southern rail strike continues as train firm and unions meet at Acas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:40:50 AM
.... The Guardian understands that Grayling had an amicable meeting with Tory MPs on Tuesday and has agreed to keep legislation on the table, but it is not his preferred option. No 10 meanwhile said that the strikes were “causing misery for hundreds of thousands of commuters” and said it would review recent trade union legislation to see if more legislation was necessary. ...
Scottish auditors to investigate £9bn private finance bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 07:00:19 AM
....Further details about the hit to Scotland’s finances are expected to emerge on Thursday when Derek Mackay, the Scottish finance secretary, publishes next year’s draft budget. Mary Alexander, deputy Scottish secretary for Unite, one of the trade unions that will protest against the NPD programme outside the Scottish parliament on Thursday, said the deals tied public authorities into “exorbitant” 25- to 30-year contracts. ...
Southern strike: 'Progress made' at Acas talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 01:03:40 AM
...."I share the anger and frustration of commuters. My message to the trade unions is get back round the table and sort this out through Acas," the London Mayor said. ...
Southern rail strike: 48-hour walkout causes chaos for commuters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:27:44 AM
.... . The general secretary of the Aslef trade union, Mick Whelan, said the strike wasn't politically motivated - but a response to what he called "ill conceived" changes "fraught with danger". ...
Southern train drivers strike after court rejects appeal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 07:20:30 AM
....The home secretary, Amber Rudd, added to criticism of unions, branding the action “totally unacceptable”. Andy McDonald, the shadow transport secretary, said it was an insult to passengers to blame Southern’s failures on trade unions rather than the incompetence of management and government ministers. ...
Keynesian economics: is it time for the theory to rise from the dead? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 12:52:51 PM
.... Labour had been reluctant converts to monetarism; the Thatcherites who followed were true believers. Controls on capital were lifted, full employment was abandoned as the prime policy goal, trade union power was curbed, taxes for the better off were cut, inequality was allowed to widen, finance waxed as manufacturing waned. ...
Wolfgang Streeck: ‘Look at London – it’s a second Rome. This is what an empire looks like’ image
.... In its deepest crises, he says, modern capitalism has relied on its enemies to wade in with the lifebelt of reform. During the Great Depression of the 30s, it was FDR’s Democrats who rolled out the New Deal, while Britain’s trade unionists allied with Keynes. ...
Capita capitalises on robots before new chair Powell powers in | Nils Pratley image
.... Ashley, it seems, doesn’t care what outsider investors say. Hellawell, though, is jolly angry about the “extreme campaign” that has been “waged” against Sports Direct by the media, politicians and trade unions: “I begin to question whether this intense scrutiny is all ethically motivated. ...
Tata Steel jobs: regulator warns of pension hurdles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 05:31:07 PM
....The Pensions Regulator has warned there are still major hurdles to overcome to secure the future of Tata Steel’s UK pension scheme, which is pivotal for saving the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales. Tata Steel and trade union leaders have agreed a deal to save 8,000 jobs in the steel industry and the Port Talbot steelworks, with the Indian company committing £1bn of new investment to its UK business. ...
Pfizer feels wrath of CMA for overcharging NHS | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:27:43 PM
.... The months have rolled by and now a likely solution has emerged – but no thanks to the government. Instead, the forces behind an agreement that would see owner Tata Steel keep the twin blast furnaces running for at least five years are these: the improvement in global steel prices; the fall in sterling that has made the south Wales plant more competitive; dogged pressure from the trade unions; and Tata patriarch Ratan Tata’s wish for his company to be seen as a genuinely long-term investor and employer. ...
Tata Steel agrees deal with union chiefs to save 8,000 UK jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:02:21 PM
. Tata Steel and trade union leaders have agreed a deal to save 8,000 jobs in the steel industry and the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales. ...
Tata Steel makes commitment to secure Port Talbot future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:13:27 PM
....". He added: "The trade unions and the company have worked hard to reach today's agreement and I would like to thank them for their efforts and seek their continued support in the future. ...
McCluskey triggers early Unite general secretary election image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 05:29:48 PM
. Len McCluskey has announced he will step down next April as leader of the UK's biggest trade union Unite, but stand immediately for re-election. ...
Len McCluskey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 04:27:54 PM
.... . He began his working life on the Liverpool docks - not as a docker but as a white-collar clerical worker, among whom there was no strong tradition of trade union organisation. ...
Southern rail strike: Grayling offers to meet RMT union for talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 06:00:04 AM
....But he made it clear that he sided with the company in the dispute and said it would be wrong for him to interfere in the negotiations. Grayling said: “I don’t think it is right and proper for me to insert myself into a negotiation between a private company and a trade union over a strike I think is politically motivated. ...
Mark Carney's history lesson shows we haven't learned on globalisation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 07:13:25 PM
....In essence, this is the same conclusion that was reached in the earlier phase of globalisation when there was a fear that market forces had to be moderated to prevent capitalism from eating itself. The good news is that this recognition led to real policy changes: an extension of the franchise, the growth of trade unions, the creation of welfare states, a move to more progressive tax policies, nationalisation of key sectors of the economy, and more activist demand management. ...
Information commissioner reopens file on construction industry blacklisting image
....The blacklisting scandal hit the headlines when the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) raided a Worcestershire-based company called the Consulting Association in 2009. The organisation kept a list of more than 3,000 workers, including details – often incorrect – of their political views and trade union activities that were used to vet them when applying for jobs. ...

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