Sacking of two disabled workers sparks prospect of a Christmas strike
Friday 15th Sep 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
HOSPITALITY chain Whitbread has dumped its commitment to workplace ethics and fair labour practices in “a slap in the face” for its workforce, the Unite union said yesterday.
The chain, which owns Premier Inn and Costa Coffee, signed the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) 18...
McCluskey attacks ‘out of touch’ ex-PM over immigration stance
Monday 11th Sep 2017
Bloody-handed regimes invited to festival of violence by hypocritical Tories
Labour furious at May’s attempt to rewrite Commons rules
Saturday 9th Sep 2017
LECTURERS in further education are being consulted on strike action after seeing their pay fall in value by almost a quarter since 2009.
Despite the plummeting value of lecturers’ salaries, college bosses say they are not in a position to award any pay increase this year.
Ministers forced to U-turn on privatisation plan
Friday 8th Sep 2017
PROTESTERS picketed Sports Direct stores across Britain yesterday as the disgraced retailer staged its annual general meeting in Derbyshire.
At the meeting, under-fire chairman Keith Hellawell narrowly clung onto his job, with shareholders voting by 53.24 per cent for his reappointment...
Thursday 7th Sep 2017
THE owners of a Scottish petrochemical plant will face a formal challenge over their refusal to recognise Unite, the union announced yesterday.
Bosses at Grangemouth, beside the Firth of Forth, withdrew recognition of union Unite and ended collective bargaining in July.
Wednesday 6th Sep 2017
PATIENTS’ lives could be at risk in London hospitals if a sterilisation unit currently based in the capital is transferred 40 miles away to Kent, union Unite warned yesterday.
The union claims that the move would put vital theatre operation equipment dangerously far away from...