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  • Bosses tricking zero-hours staff out of holiday pay


    RUTHLESS bosses are conning workers on zero-hours contracts into believing they have no right to a holiday.

    A study by the charity Citizens Advice found yesterday that some employers were deliberately flouting the law and exploiting workers’ confusion around the issue.

    It...

    Tuesday 9th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Poor pay driving staff out of NHS and into supermarkets


    STAFF are quitting the NHS to become supermarket shelf stackers because the pay is better, health bosses said yesterday.

    The revelation by NHS Providers, the national group representing NHS trust heads in charge of hospitals and ambulance services, added to a growing chorus of...

    Tuesday 9th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Pioneering scheme helps homeless people to vote


    A PIONEERING scheme enabling homeless people to exercise their right to vote is gaining ground in Manchester, the Star can reveal.

    Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre decided to take action to tackle the problem that people must have an address to register to vote.

    ...

    Tuesday 9th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Unions back fight to purge asbestos from our schools


    A CAMPAIGN warning of the scourge of asbestos in Britain’s schools is to be launched in the north-east, targeting parents and education workers.

    Delegates at the Northern TUC conference in Newcastle were told at the weekend that between 200 and 300 people die every year from the...

    Monday 8th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Trump not welcome in northern England


    NORTHERN workers will mobilise to keep “bastard” Donald Trump out of Britain, trade unionists declared on Saturday.

    Martin Levy moved a motion at Northern TUC warning the conference of the dangers posed by the shift to the right in world politics.

    “In France...

    Monday 8th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Memorial unveiled for 361 Oaks blast victims


    A MEMORIAL to 361 men and boys who died in England’s worst mining disaster was unveiled yesterday more than 150 years after it happened.

    A series of explosions sparked by firedamp tore through Oaks colliery near Barnsley on December 12 1866, following repeated complaints from...

    Monday 8th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Supermarket Lidl fails again in bid to blot out unions


    UNION-BUSTING attempts by supermarket chain Lidl were beaten for a third time yesterday when a court threw out its bid to deny workers union representation.

    General union GMB claimed victory in its battle to represent workers at Lidl distribution warehouses across Britain.

    ...

    Friday 5th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Teachers flock to London to protest at Pearson AGM


    TEACHERS from around the world will protest today at a meeting in London of a transnational company that takes advantage of foreign aid funds to profit from fee-paying schools in Africa and Asia.

    Teachers from Britain, the US, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Denmark and New Zealand will...

    Friday 5th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Passengers create satirical song shaming Southern Fail


    LONG-SUFFERING commuters on Southern Rail are using a spoof version of John Lennon’s classic song Imagine to ridicule the company.

    Political satirist Mark Brailsford rewrote the song on the theme “Imagine there’s no Southern” to mark the first anniversary of the...

    Thursday 4th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • BMW car workers ramp up strikes


    BRITISH workers employed by German car manufacturer BMW continued a series of 24-hour strikes yesterday in defence of their pension scheme.

    The stoppage was the third in a series of eight strikes announced by the Unite union.

    The workers produce Minis, Rolls-Royces and BMW...

    Thursday 4th May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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