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
Representatives of the 1% need to stop trying to reduce the demographic challenges facing British society to a
question of young versus old, writes PAUL DONOVAN
Wednesday 11th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
FIREFIGHTERS took the government to court yesterday over a new pension scheme that discriminates against younger crew members.
Fire service employers in England and Wales are defending the scheme, under which the affected workers will have to save more than 85 per cent of their wages...
UNIONS are considering strike action over a £660 million “Treasury-led raid” on the pensions of over 16,000 nuclear industry workers.
GMB, Unite, Prospect and Aslef announced yesterday that their representatives will meet next Monday to discuss a response to plans to...
Friday 6th Jan 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
PRIVATISED Royal Mail is on a collision course with 110,000 postal workers who could soon be balloted for strike action after the company turned its greedy eye on their pensions.
Royal Mail, which the former coalition government sold to the private sector at a £1 billion loss to...
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
PRISON officers “overwhelmingly” rejected a pay and pensions deal yesterday that had been endorsed by union leaders.
The package included a provision allowing guards to continue retiring at 65 when the state pension age rises to 68.
But Prison Officers Association...
Friday 23rd Dec 2016
posted by Will Stone in Britain
MPs proposed “nuclear deterrent” fines for bosses yesterday in a bid to prevent another BHS-type pensions disaster.
If the measures proposed by the Commons work and pensions committee had been in force at the time, former BHS boss Sir Philip Green could have been fined...
Wednesday 21st Dec 2016
Striking workers defend retirement income
Wednesday 7th Dec 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
BILLIONAIRE former BHS boss Sir Philip Green’s assets could only be seized by a court decision, the Pensions Regulator said yesterday.
MPs have raised the prospect of Mr Green’s multimillion-pound superyacht and other assets being seized to fill the £571 million void...
Thursday 24th Nov 2016
WORKERS in Britain’s nuclear bomb factories staged a 24-hour strike yesterday in defence of their pensions.
Bosses at Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) plants at Burghfield and Aldermaston, both in Berkshire, want to close the workers’ pension scheme and replace it with an...
Tuesday 15th Nov 2016