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....Staff at restaurants in Cambridge and in Crayford, south-east London, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike amid concerns over working conditions and the use of zero-hour contracts. The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union said staff were demanding a wage of at least £10 an hour and more secure working hours alongside the recognition of the right to form a trade union as employees of the company. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The San Francisco-based firm, which has had a string of public image crises, including an alleged failure to report sex attacks, unveiled changes seemingly aimed at improving relations with drivers. But the announcement was dismissed as a cynical PR move by the IWGB trade union, which is assisting Uber drivers in a legal tussle over their employment status. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The airline’s call came after a survey of 4,000 cabin crew by the Unite trade union found that 87% had witnessed drunken passenger behaviour at UK airports or departing flights – the majority since the code of conduct was introduced last year. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Rail commuters will find out on Tuesday how much the cost of season tickets will increase by next year, as trade unions warn that passengers are paying “more for less”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Transport for London has been surveying passengers about fully driverless trains – whether they would prefer to pay less and have no one in the cab. This is the big one, according to Labour, trade unions and other campaigners. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Seven ways to cut the cost of Britain’s rail tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 02:59:16 PM
.... Transport for London has been surveying passengers about fully driverless trains – whether they would prefer to pay less and have no one in the cab. This is the big one, according to Labour, trade unions and other campaigners. ...
McDonald's employees vote to strike over pay and zero-hours concerns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 10:18:12 PM
....Staff at restaurants in Cambridge and in Crayford, south-east London, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike amid concerns over working conditions and the use of zero-hour contracts. The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union said staff were demanding a wage of at least £10 an hour and more secure working hours alongside the recognition of the right to form a trade union as employees of the company. ...
UK commuters brace for rail fares hike of 3.5% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 06:55:16 AM
. Rail commuters will find out on Tuesday how much the cost of season tickets will increase by next year, as trade unions warn that passengers are paying “more for less”. ...
Ryanair calls for airport crackdown on alcohol sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 02:40:37 PM
....”. The airline’s call came after a survey of 4,000 cabin crew by the Unite trade union found that 87% had witnessed drunken passenger behaviour at UK airports or departing flights – the majority since the code of conduct was introduced last year. ...
Uber to offer tipping for UK users – and introduce waiting charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 12:00:33 PM
....The San Francisco-based firm, which has had a string of public image crises, including an alleged failure to report sex attacks, unveiled changes seemingly aimed at improving relations with drivers. But the announcement was dismissed as a cynical PR move by the IWGB trade union, which is assisting Uber drivers in a legal tussle over their employment status. ...
Wilko warns nearly 4,000 staff could lose jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 12:06:40 PM
....“As a family-run business, we care greatly about team members and know that change is never easy. We are working with our recognised trade union the GMB, listening to team members and offering support at all levels. ...
New Tata Steel scheme secures pensions for 130,000 workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 08:48:29 AM
.... The hope now is that a major hurdle has been removed to any attempt by Tata to merge its European steel business – which includes the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales – with the German firm ThyssenKrupp. The trade unions Community, Unite and GMB said in a statement: “For over a year our members have feared for their security in retirement, and this announcement helps to bring that uncertainty to an end. ...
Jacques Delors foresaw the perils of austerity. How we need his wisdom now | Mark Seddon image
....This has to change, not least to put an end to the disruptive forces of extreme nationalism, racism and division. These evils thrive when levels of inequality begin to mirror those of the Great Depression and when trade unions are as weak as they are in countries such as Britain and the US. ...
Employment statistics tell skewed story about UK jobs market Katie Allen image
....By contrast, Andy Haldane, the Bank’s chief economist, has highlighted several trends that suggest anaemic wage growth is at least partly driven by the balance of power shifting towards employers. Haldane used a recent speech to argue the clock had been turned back to the days before the Industrial Revolution when there were no trade unions and self-employment was rife. ...
How Britain fell out of love with the free market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 05:00:34 AM
.... And like the Tories, Labour said companies should no longer be run primarily for their shareholders, as free-market doctrine has insisted since the early 80s, but also for the benefit of their employees, customers and the public as a whole. While the Conservatives offered mostly rhetoric, Labour offered policies – nationalisation, restored trade union rights, restrictions on the City of London – which would undo much of British neoliberalism. ...
Nissan dispute could go down as most vicious anti-union crusade in decades | Bernie Sanders image
....Our goal must be to raise wages in Mississippi and all over this country, not engage in a destructive race to the bottom. Nissan is no stranger to trade unions. ...
Workers who lost tribunal rights should have the chance to pursue their claims | Letters image
....Nick MossLondon. • Congratulations to the trade union Unison on its major achievement of securing the reversal in the law on employment tribunal fees. ...
Last-minute talks bid to halt first Bank of England strike in 50 years image
. The Bank of England will hold last-ditch talks with the UK’s largest trade union on Monday as the central bank attempts to avert its first strike in 50 years. ...
Victory on employment tribunal fees: this is what justice feels like | Jason Moyer-Lee image
....Once it gets past the humiliation of having to reimburse every tribunal fee it has unlawfully charged, the government will no doubt respond to today’s judgment by trying to come up with a new fees regime which does not fall foul of the law. But for now workers and trade unions should rejoice at today’s momentous victory. ...
Ministers vow to end employment tribunal fees after court defeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:11:45 AM
....The government has been forced into a humiliating overhaul of employment tribunal fees after the supreme court ruled they were inconsistent with access to justice. The highest UK court came down in favour of the trade union Unison, which argued that fees of up to £1,200 were preventing workers – especially those on lower incomes – from getting justice. ...
Uber and Deliveroo chiefs face new grilling by MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 10:18:54 AM
.... The committee will scrutinise a recent report by Matthew Taylor into modern working practices that demanded better protections for self-employed workers. However, Taylor, a former adviser to Tony Blair, disappointed trade unions by not demanding full employment rights for people who work for companies such as Uber, Deliveroo, Hermes, DPD and UK Mail. ...
British business chief warns against swift US trade deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 07:52:58 PM
....His warning came as Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, prepares to travel to the US on Monday to begin talks about a possible deal. There are already concerns among trade unions on both sides of the Atlantic over the prospects of a quick deal, with calls for far more details to be released about the areas being considered for inclusion in the agreement. ...
Why my ‘gig economy’ review favours gradual change over quick fixes | Mathew Taylor image
....Interestingly, an idea similar to this has just been enacted in New York, where employers will now have to pay a higher wage to people who have had less than two weeks’ notice of their hours. A more general critique – one that has been particularly strongly articulated by trade unions – is that the review doesn’t go far enough and involves too much nudging and tinkering rather than big-stick regulations, such as completely banning zero-hours. ...
Workers’ rights need more protection in the gig economy | Letters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 04:37:34 PM
....Roderick MacFarquharEdinburgh. • Wortley Hall, the self-styled “workers’ stately home” on the outskirts of Sheffield, is a wonderful monument to the co-operative movement and the trade unions and has been lovingly restored to its former glory. ...
Southern rail: unions say £13.4m fine is ‘less than a slap on the wrist’ image
....Horton added that the franchise was the most congested on the UK rail network and had been operating while stations were being rebuilt and new infrastructure and trains introduced, and the impact of such extensive work was underestimated. But he said trade union action had been the biggest cause of disruption. ...
May says she will help gig economy workers but fails to pledge new laws image
.... She said she wanted to work more on a cross-party basis, challenging her political rivals to contribute ideas and back government proposals that they agree with, reflecting the new political reality of her minority administration. However, the Taylor report was criticised by Labour and trade unions for not going far enough to promise concrete changes in conditions for those working in the gig economy. ...
The Taylor review could make things worse for workers. What a surprise | Owen Jones image
.... It was an insult then, and it is even more so now. From the longest squeeze in workers’ wages since the Napoleonic era to punitive anti-trade union legislation; from the hiking of tribunal fees to the slashing of in-work benefits: this Tory party remains what it has always been. ...
May relaunches premiership with new protections for gig economy workers image
....Critics could also seize on the news that one of the four panel members involved in the review – Greg Marsh – was an investor in Deliveroo, one of the gig economy companies likely to be most affected by proposed changes to legislation. He sold his holding in the company before taking his place on the panel, according to the government, but a trade union representing gig economy workers has claimed that even his previous investment “undermines the entire integrity of this process”. ...
BA cabin crew to stage new 14-day strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 05:27:57 PM
.... . In its statement BA said: "It seems extraordinary that a trade union should ask its members to give up their pay and benefits for virtually the whole of July, trying to target the holidays of hard-working families, rather than give those members a chance to settle the central issue of the dispute. ...
British Airways cabin crew to stage fresh strikes in pay dispute image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:37:06 PM
....“Instead of calling further completely unnecessary strikes, Unite should allow its members a vote on the pay deal we reached two months ago. “It seems extraordinary that a trade union should ask its members to give up their pay and benefits for virtually the whole of July, trying to target the holidays of hard-working families, rather than give those members a chance to settle the central issue of the dispute. ...
‘Gig workers’ already have rights – all we have to do is enforce them | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... The rise of Uber and Deliveroo, the incessant media interest in the lives of people who use an app to manage work, recent employment status court and tribunal victories for workers, and the announcement of the Taylor review into modern employment practices have all helped generate headlines. Political parties, thinktanks, trade unions, the Law Society, and others have all ventured opinions about the best way to tackle what appears to be the total absence of employment rights in the “gig economy”. ...
Rolls-Royce vows to protect 7,000 jobs with £150m investment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:04:16 AM
....Rolls-Royce has pledged to protect 7,000 engineering jobs in the east Midlands as part of a £150m investment, its largest single outlay in the UK for more than a decade. The engineering firm struck a deal with trade unions that will safeguard work for nearly a third of its 22,300-strong UK workforce for five years, as it prepares to double the number of engines it builds. ...
Low wages are 'return to pre-industrial Britain', says Bank of England economist image
. The lack of wage growth in Britain’s economy is the result of turning the clock back to the days before the Industrial Revolution when there were no trade unions and self-employment was rife, the chief economist of the Bank of England has suggested. ...
Tesco staff 'shocked' as call centre closure puts 1,100 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 02:05:28 PM
.... Workers from Cardiff will be offered work there but few are expected to move. Nick Ireland, the divisional officer of Usdaw, the shopworkers’ trade union, said workers in Cardiff were “understandably shocked” by the announcement. ...
Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
.... The most secure are employees, who have full rights including entitlements to flexible working, maternity pay and sick pay. The importance of these categories has been highlighted by a string of tribunals led by trade unions questioning the status of drivers and riders including successful cases brought by cycle couriers at CitySprint and Excel and drivers for taxi app Uber. ...
Austerity has strangled the British economy. Only Labour gets this | Joseph Stiglitz image
....Under Ronald Reagan in the United States and Margaret Thatcher in the UK, there was a rewriting of the basic rules of capitalism. These two governments changed the rules governing labour bargaining, weakening trade unions; and they weakened anti-trust enforcement, allowing more monopolies to be created. ...
Black and Asian workers more likely to have insecure jobs, says TUC image
.... That call chimes with Labour’s pledge to ban all zero-hours contracts and put a halt to unpaid internships if it wins next week’s snap general election. The trade union group is also calling for rules that force employers to publish ethnic monitoring reports on recruitment, pay and employment type. ...
Fresh bid to oust Unite union boss Len McCluskey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 04:59:05 AM
....A bid to oust Len McCluskey as the leader of the Unite union is to be launched later. The trade union regulator will be asked to rule that Unite's recent general secretary election - which Mr McCluskey won by 5,500 votes - was invalid. ...
Reborn British Steel gives shares to workers after return to profit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 12:30:06 PM
....”. Unite, the trade union, welcomed the financial results but warned that the steel industry remains under pressure and called the government’s lack of support “reprehensible”. ...
Trade union membership has plunged to all-time low, says ONS image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:43:25 AM
....“Cuts to the public sector workforce have meant the loss of many good quality jobs, and recent growth in private sector employment has been characterised by a large proportion of insecure jobs,” said the TUC general secretary, Frances O’Grady. “This presents challenges to trade unions for recruitment. ...
Brazil's stock market plunges after corruption claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 04:31:38 PM
.... There is currently no minimum retirement age. There are also labour reforms on the cards to weaken trade union bargaining powers and make hiring and firing workers easier. ...
Tories receive £50,000 from man questioned by Serious Fraud Office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 02:12:09 PM
.... They include John Armitage, the founder of the hedge fund Egerton Capital, who has given £400,000 and Andrew Law, chairman and chief executive of the $8bn Caxton Associates, who has given £250,000. The trade union Unite gave Labour three separate donations in the week 3-9 May, adding up to £2. ...
Greeks walk out in general strike over cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 08:32:45 AM
....Hospitals, transport services and government offices across Greece have been severely affected by a general strike over new austerity measures. Industrial action began on Tuesday but was ramped up nationally by members of the big trade unions. ...
Tata Steel offers £550m to resolve long-running pensions row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 05:18:09 PM
....However, unions said that last year, when they backed Tata Steel’s turnaround plan, they were assured that members of the pension fund would be given a choice between a PPF deal or a move to a new, modified scheme. “This is the commitment Tata has given to the workforce, and the trade unions will hold them to the promises they have made,” the unions of Community, Unite and the GMB said in a joint statement. ...
Tata Steel offers to pump £550m into closed pension fund image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:01:04 PM
....The proposed deal, which involves the UK's pensions regulator and the Pension Protection Fund (PPF), aims to absolve Tata Steel of any further responsibility for the final-salary scheme. The closure was supported by a vote of trade union members at Tata's plants in Wales, Scotland, South Yorkshire and Teesside in February, in the hope that the move would reduce the financial burden on the company and save their jobs. ...
Reality Check: What's been going on with pay? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 02:49:56 PM
....Reality Check verdict: Average pay adjusted for prices has been rising for the past couple of years, but is still below the level it was 10 years ago, before the financial crisis. Frances O'Grady, general secretary of trade union umbrella body the TUC, has been talking about pay on the BBC News Channel. ...
General election 2017: Workers' rights protections promised by Tories image
....Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley said: "It is almost laughable that the Tories are trying to pitch themselves as a party that stands up for workers' rights. The Conservative government tried to bring in anti-strike laws, oversaw a huge increase in zero hours contracts and attempted to shut down trade unions. ...
Office sauna image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:30:10 AM
.... For others, office perks like a sauna are simply a load of hot air. Twenty-somethings might enjoy the perks, says Clare Coatman, of trade union body the TUC, but they must be in addition to, rather than instead of, decent pay and conditions. ...
The left must take a lesson from the right and come together to win | Will Hutton image
.... A huge boost to research and development while creating an ecosystem of smart financial and export support for fast-growing smaller companies makes sense. Millions of powerless contract workers in the gig economy need to have the chance to be served by strengthened trade unions. ...
Royal Mail firm launches review after admitting it denied courier benefits image
. A Royal Mail delivery company has been forced to launch a review into whether it is wrongly classifying hundreds of couriers as self-employed contractors, in the latest breakthrough by trade unions campaigning for more secure employment status for members of the fast-growing gig economy. ...
Chapter closed? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 07:01:27 AM
....Last year, Mr Temer approved a change to the constitution, imposing a spending cap that freezes the national budget in real terms for 20 years. And last month, just hours before the general strike, MPs comfortably approved Mr Temer's labour reforms, which make hiring and firing more flexible and weaken trade unions. ...
Deliveroo bows to pressure to change contracts for UK couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:16:37 PM
....”. But a trade union representing riders attacked the changes as an attempt to cement the notion that riders are independent contractors when some want to have the status of employed workers with rights including the minimum wage, sick pay and holidays. ...
HMRC steps up inquiry into employment status of Hermes couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:06:14 PM
. HM Revenue & Customs has stepped up its investigation into the delivery company Hermes classifiying its couriers as self-employed, while the business has also been hit with an employment rights lawsuit from the GMB trade union. ...
Tata deal with Liberty House saves 1,700 UK steel jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:40:38 AM
.... Liberty said it would increase output significantly at the electric arc furnaces, casting shop and bar mill in Rotherham, with “bigger plans” across the wider business in the coming years. Roy Rickhuss, the general secretary of Community, the steelworkers’ trade union, welcomed the deal: “The completion of the sale will bring some welcome certainty to a workforce that has faced a tough time over recent months and years. ...
May vows to protect pensions from 'unscrupulous bosses' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 03:59:09 AM
....Meanwhile, Labour has announced a 20-point plan to end the "rigged economy" in the workplace. The plan includes giving all workers equal rights from day one; pledges to ban zero-hours contracts; guaranteeing trade unions a right to access workplaces; raising the minimum wage; banning unpaid internships; and amending company takeover rules to protect employees' pensions. ...
Blue Riband biscuit production to be moved to Poland image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:37:22 PM
....The spokesman added that Blue Riband was one of 16 products made at the Newcastle Fawdon site and was the only one being moved "to simplify production on a very complicated site". The announcements are proposals and are subject to a 45-day consultation with trade unions and employee representatives. ...
Unite 'suspends' Len McCluskey challenger Gerard Coyne image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:06:15 PM
....They say his candidacy will not be affected by his suspension, although it could open up the prospect of a challenge if he wins. Unite is Britain's biggest trade union and the Labour Party's main financial backer. ...
Tata Steel merger with Thyssenkrupp under threat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 12:36:06 PM
. The proposed merger between Tata Steel and the steel operations of Thyssenkrupp, which would secure the future of the Port Talbot steel works and a total of 8,000 UK jobs, is at risk because of complex negotiations around pensions and opposition from German trade unions. ...
TUC chief calls for changes to post-Brexit trade dispute court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 12:09:48 PM
....The investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), a little-known system for resolving trade disputes that has existed since the 1960s, underpins thousands of European contracts. Critics, led by trade unions, have long argued it awards too much power to corporations at the expense of the public interest, and does not give enough protection to workers and consumers. ...
Toshiba warns over its survival as it forecasts £7bn losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 03:36:52 PM
.... Earlier this month it was forced to take full control of the venture behind the project, Nugen, after its previous partner, the French utility Engie, exercised the right to sell its 40% stake under an option triggered by Westinghouse’s bankruptcy filing. Unite, Britain’s largest trade union, said it was fearful about what the latest developments at Toshiba would mean for the Moorside plant, and repeated its call on Greg Clark, the business and energy secretary, to intervene to safeguard the future of the project. ...
Unite union leadership election: Who are the candidates? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 02:39:30 PM
. Members of Unite, the UK's biggest trade union, are voting for their next leader. ...
Lloyds names locations for 100 branch closures image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:54:31 AM
....Last month RBS and NatWest announced the closure of 158 branches across the UK, and in January HSBC announced a further 62 closures. The trade union Unite, which represents many bank workers, called for an end to the process. ...
BMW strikes set to disrupt Mini and Rolls-Royce production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 11:24:39 AM
....The Unite union said the eight strikes would significantly disrupt production of Minis and called on BMW, the owner of Mini and Rolls-Royce, to hold talks to resolve the dispute. The trade union claims workers could lose up to £160,000 in retirement benefits because of the German company’s plans to close its final-salary pension schemes by the end of May. ...
Access to justice was once a worker’s basic right. Now it’s a costly luxury | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... Look at our legal-aid system, slashed so heavily by David Cameron and Theresa May that the poor must act as their own trial lawyers, ready to be skittled by barristers in the pay of their moneyed opponents. The latest case will be heard by seven supreme court judges and will pit the government against the trade union Unison. ...
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. ...

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