Workers feel pressured into long hours to meet bosses’ unachievable targets
Friday 21st Jul 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
TRIBUTES have poured in to “titan of the labour movement” Mary Turner, who has died after 20 years at the helm of her union.
The GMB president served alongside the past four general secretaries, and oversaw six Labour leaderships as a member of the party’s ruling...
Health and safety at crisis point in British jails
Thursday 20th Jul 2017
Millions continue to suffer as wages lag behind
Wednesday 19th Jul 2017
CUTS to Civil Service redundancy payments should be scrapped, unions said yesterday after a court ruled that the government had failed to properly consult over reforms.
Civil Service union PCS fears cuts to redundancy packages could mean laid-off workers could get between 14 and 42 per...
EASTERN England could face a “wipeout” of railway ticket offices, transport union RMT warned yesterday.
The union said Abellio, which runs Greater Anglia services from London Liverpool Street to the east of England, had indicated to reps that it will close all but seven...
Britain’s vital public-sector workers are going hungry and without heat. The Tories can’t ignore their pleas anymore
Tuesday 18th Jul 2017
CONTRACTS to build the new super-speed railway linking London to the north have been handed to a host of firms caught up in the blacklisting scandal.
Ministers announced £6.6 billion of contracts yesterday for building infrastructure for the first phase of the High Speed 2...
A BITTER dispute over rail staffing is set to engulf another swathe of Britain’s national network — with guards on Greater Anglia now being balloted for strike action.
The company, which runs trains between London Liverpool Street and East Anglia, has declined to guarantee...
BRITAIN’S worst-performing railway is set to be shut down by a fresh wave of drivers’ strikes next month.
Drivers’ union Aslef announced yesterday that its members had voted to walk out in a new dispute over pay.
The dispute covers Southern and Gatwick Express...
Friday 14th Jul 2017