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  • AWE staff begin second day of strike action


    UNITE have urged the Tories to honour promises made on pensions a quarter of a century ago as Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) workers begin their second day of strike action.

    Six hundred Unite members employed at AWE began a 48-hour stoppage at midnight yesterday over plans to...

    Thursday 19th Jan 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Pizza firm ‘sliced jobs because of vote to leave EU’


    BOSSES at Britain’s largest food company have blamed Brexit for hundreds of jobs being threatened at a Midlands pizza factory.

    The Nottingham factory plans to lay off 280 staff from the end of the month — and the remaining workforce fear their terms and conditions will be...

    Thursday 19th Jan 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Nuke factory workers strike for pensions


    WORKERS at Britain’s two nuclear weapons factories will stage two 48-hour strikes this month in defence of their pensions, the Unite union said yesterday.

    A total of 600 staff at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) factories at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire will...

    Friday 13th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Argos staff forced to move miles away


    ARGOS faced criticism yesterday for forcing hundreds of workers to transfer from one distribution centre to another 25 miles away or face redundancy.

    The retail giant is planning to transfer the jobs of up to 500 workers from its distribution centre in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, to...

    Thursday 12th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • British Airways strikers stop 100 flights


    STRIKING British Airways cabin crew have forced the cancellation of nearly 100 flights as they stand up to the national flag carrier’s poverty pay.

    The mixed fleet cabin crew, who concluded a 48-hour walkout yesterday, are paid a basic starting salary of just £12,192 a...

    Thursday 12th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • The Minimum Wage Shirkers


    - EXPOSED: Bosses’ poor excuses for failing to pay staff properly - One Claimed Worker was Foreign ‘So didn’t Deserve Min Wage’ - Another Refsued to Pay Out for Employee who ‘Only Made Tea and Swept the Floor’

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Underpaid cabin crew launch strike


    BRITISH AIRWAYS was forced to cancel around 40 flights from Heathrow yesterday as cabin crew launched a 48-hour strike over “poverty pay.”

    Mixed fleet cabin crew who have joined the airline since 2010 and make up 15 per cent of BA’s stewards have a basic starting...

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Health trust halts plans to sack 60 workers


    A NOTTINGHAMSHIRE health trust halted plans yesterday to sack 60 workers following talks with their union Unite.

    Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health support, intellectual disability and community healthcare, planned to axe the health...

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Leaving EU market ‘hits science and industry jobs’


    LEN McCLUSKEY warned Theresa May yesterday that Britain leaving the EU single market could jeopardise industrial and science-based jobs.

    The Unite leader urged her to pursue ways of addressing the public’s concerns about freedom of movement without putting the livelihoods of some...

    Tuesday 10th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • McCluskey lays out plans to revive oil industry


    UNITE general secretary Len McCluskey laid out bold plans yesterday to revive the Scottish economy and protect jobs in the wake of the Brexit vote.

    Speaking at a meeting in Glasgow, Mr McCluskey said a public investment plan similar to the 2008 bank bailout is needed for...

    Saturday 7th Jan 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain


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