GENERAL union GMB vowed yesterday to fight tooth and nail against supermarket giant Asda’s plans to make thousands of redundancies at “underperforming” stores.
A total of 3,200 jobs are at risk, a figure that the union said it hoped to reduce through negotiation,...
Thursday 17th Aug 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
STEELWORKERS have won a £1,500 pay rise after battling against pay restraint for a decade.
General union GMB announced yesterday that its members at Rom Ltd, a small reinforcement bar manufacturer in Witham, central Essex, had secured a strong three-year deal.
Wednesday 16th Aug 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
SCHOOL caretakers have won a hefty pay rise after a 20-month dispute with council bosses, public-sector union Unison announced yesterday, writes Conrad Landin.
Janitors employed by Cordia on behalf of Glasgow City Council argued that they should be paid extra for duties such as salting...
posted by Morning Star in Britain
SELLAFIELD workers are to ballot on strike action after years of below-inflation pay increases and attacks on working conditions.
Unions Unite and GMB announced yesterday that they will start balloting their 5,000 members at Britain’s nuclear reprocessing plant in Cumbria this...
Wednesday 9th Aug 2017
CONSTRUCTION workers warned bosses yesterday of future protests against using overseas labour to undercut national pay agreements at a major project in Teesside.
Members of unions GMB and Unite have been protesting at construction sites across Britain, demanding companies pay agreed...
Friday 4th Aug 2017
BELEAGUERED Kensington and Chelsea council has the highest unemployment rate in London, a GMB union study revealed yesterday.
Just 64.5 per cent of the borough’s 16 to 64-year-olds are in employment.
It is one of 16 London boroughs where employment levels are so low they...
HATE CRIME must never be tolerated, warned general union GMB yesterday after a man was convicted of racially abusing a London refuse worker.
GMB member Krzystof Wysmulski, who works for waste management firm Veolia in Camden, was subjected to verbal abuse and threats at his place of...
Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017
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...
Friday 21st Jul 2017
IT WAS with great sadness this week that we learned of GMB’s national president Mary Turner passing away after a typically brave fight against cancer.
To say Mary was a GMB institution would be understating it.
I have often described her as the “beating heart”...
posted by Morning Star in Features
For a future Labour government to implement its popular manifesto, the labour movement must reject the single market, writes Ryan Gallagher
Tuesday 18th Jul 2017