Trade Unions have queued up to condemn Chancellor George Osborne’s economic strategy after yesterday’s job figures showed unemployment rose by 70,000 to 2.56 million.
Today saw publication of the interim parliamentary report on blacklisting by the Scottish Select Affairs Committee. In its statement released today, the committee says that the major construction firms that established and funded a systematic blacklist of construction industry workers appear to be continuing to avoid taking full responsibility for their actions.
More and more councils are coming out to say that they oppose the bedroom tax.
Bosses enjoyed a 15 per cent pay rise last year as ordinary workers continue to suffer real-term pay cuts, researched revealed today. A "bonus boom" topped up CEOs' basic pay rise of 1.8 per cent to a massive 15.8 per cent, according to the Chartered Institute of Management (CIM). Most workers are struggling to win a below-inflation 1 per cent pay rise.
GMB Trade Union Wins Battle For Trade Union Recognition At Ministry Of Justice Legal Aid Agency.
Caerphilly council investigates its use of a company to spy on workers. Trade Union questions these 'big brother' tactics.
Marley Eternit claimed tough market conditions and “low productivity” had prompted the move. Our Trade Union is in negotiations to secure redundancy packages. Some jobs could transfer to the firm’s other sites.
Children and teachers are still at risk of developing cancer due to asbestos-riddled classrooms, trade unionists in Liverpool heard today.
FIVE bosses at the owners of British Gas have shared a £16.4million payout as families face soaring bills amid freezing temperatures.
Employees at Crane Building Services in St Helens are set to take 2 days of strike action next week after pay negotiations broke down. Workers at the site, who are mostly GMB Trade Union members, are angry after the company proposed a pay freeze until July this year with a 2% increase from then. The company had recently announced a global increase in profits of 15%, with a £4m profit at the St Helens site alone.