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  • Firm faces £425,000 fine for breaking trade union laws


    A CAR technology firm faces a half-a-million pound fine for flouting trade union laws and threatening workers’ pay.

    Bosses at Rotherham-based Kostal UK Ltd tried to bypass their recognised union, Unite, to put a pay offer directly to 56 employees, which also included changes to...

    Friday 20th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Ministers keep quiet on hunger so they can do nothing at all


    MINISTERS are refusing to admit the scale of hunger in Britain because they would then have to do something about it, Labour charged yesterday.

    MP Emma Lewell-Buck slammed the government’s “punitive welfare policies” and failure to act on hunger for pushing 8.4...

    Friday 20th Jan 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Israeli settlers treat Palestine like own biblical theme park


    ISRAEL’S settler movement is treating Palestine “like its own biblical theme park,” MPs heard yesterday after a Commons committee refused to hold a debate on continuing land seizures.

    Conservative MP Sir Desmond Swayne condemned “increasingly militant”...

    Friday 20th Jan 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Surrey residents to vote on funding adult social care


    by Felicity Collier

    TORY-RUN Surrey County Council announced plans for a referendum on a 15 per cent council tax rise yesterday, blaming funding cuts and the social care crisis.

    The council said that since 2010, central government has cut their annual grant by...

    Friday 20th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Driver strike could cause petrol stock to ‘run dry’


    PETROL pumps could run dry in a row over pay, Unite has warned ahead of “make or break talks” today.

    The union is holding discussions with the management of delivery company DHL in an attempt to avert strike action in the dispute, which centres on a driver who had his wages...

    Friday 20th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • GWR cleaners strike over ‘exploitative’ conditions


    GREAT Western Railway (GWR) train cleaners began a 48-hour stoppage yesterday in a dispute over bullying, pay and conditions.

    The workers, who are employed by private contractor Servest UK, mounted a picket line at London’s Paddington station and the RMT union said the strike was...

    Friday 20th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Royal Mail hit by dip in letter volumes


    ROYAL MAIL revealed yesterday that letter mailing during the months leading to the busy festive season was hit by a sharp decline, attributing the dip to business worries over Brexit.

    The group reported that the number of addressed letters dropped 6 per cent in the nine months to...

    Friday 20th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Third runway battle in court


    CAMPAIGNERS against a third runway at Heathrow faced the start of a government bid to block their legal challenge yesterday.

    The claimants, made up of Greenpeace UK and a coalition of local councils, first brought a judicial review against the government last October.

    But...

    Friday 20th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Southern guards prepare for yet more strike action


    GUARDS and drivers on Southern trains are set to stage fresh strike action next week in the long-running dispute over driver-only operation, the RMT union announced yesterday.

    There will be a 24-hour stoppage by guards on Monday, followed by a walkout by drivers on Tuesday, Wednesday...

    Friday 20th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Puerto Ricans celebrate for Oscar Lopez


    Obama cuts independence leader’s jail term

    Thursday 19th Jan 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in Britain


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