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  • Tories ‘selling off Network Rail assets’


    RAIL unions accused the Tories of asset-stripping Network Rail yesterday over a planned £1 billion fire sale of land owned by the state utility.

    Network Rail, which owns and maintains Britain’s rail network, runs a linked commercial property arm which is effectively being...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Train company ‘recruiting scab army’ as strikes loom


    TRAIN operator Arriva Cross Country was accused yesterday of recruiting an untrained “scab army”and paying them cash incentives to operate services during strikes in the run-up to Christmas.

    The RMT union plans Sunday strikes — involving safety-critical train managers...

    Saturday 18th Nov 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Police name last Grenfell victims


    Labour calls for sprinkler cash as ‘final’ death toll hits 71

    Friday 17th Nov 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • DWP ‘misleading OAPs about how pensions are paid’


    BRITAIN’S biggest pensioner organisation has accused the government of “bullying and misleading” around 1.3 million retired people over how their state pensions are paid.

    More than one million collect their state pensions from the Post Office because they hold a Post...

    Friday 17th Nov 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Virgin rail staff vote to strike over pay


    RAIL workers on Virgin West Coast voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay yesterday.

    The ballot involved nearly 1,800 train managers, on-board catering, station, clerical and retail workers on the West Coast route from Glasgow to London Euston.

    Of 1,463 who voted, 1,334 opted...

    Friday 17th Nov 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Unions blast five councils for waste plant ‘betrayal’


    UNIONS have accused a consortium of five north Wales councils of “betraying” local workers by contracting an anti-union French company to build a new £800 million waste treatment facility.

    The five local authorities — Flintshire, Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd,...

    Friday 17th Nov 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • One in 20 nurses forced to borrow cash before payday


    NURSES are having to resort to foodbanks and rip-off payday loan sharks to survive as the government’s onslaught on the National Health Service continues, according to new research.

    They are also being driven out of the NHS in increasing numbers in search of better-paid jobs,...

    Wednesday 15th Nov 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Uni chief pushing for job cuts ‘earns’ £350,000 a year


    A FAT-CAT university boss is pocketing a £350,000 pay package while up to 75 of the institution’s lecturers face the axe.

    More than 100 senior bosses at the University of Southampton receive six-figure pay packages while carrying through plans to slash jobs across six...

    Wednesday 15th Nov 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Scrooge Kostal tries to get out of comp payout


    A COMPANY that threatened to sack workers if they did not accept a below-inflation pay rise was yesterday trying to wriggle out of a ruling that it should pay out more than £420,000 in compensation.

    Kostal UK Ltd at Rotherham in Yorkshire makes automotive components and is part...

    Wednesday 15th Nov 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Pay proper dough or there will be a bread ‘drought’, says Unite


    THERE could be a shortage of bread in England’s Midlands and north-west before Christmas if delivery workers end up striking over pay, it was revealed yesterday.

    Unite the union said that industrial action by Kingsmill workers in West Bromwich could result in a “bread...

    Tuesday 14th Nov 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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