Union Issues

Commenting on the announcement today (Monday) by Home Secretary Amber Rudd that there will not be an inquiry into alleged police brutality at the 1984 Orgreave miners’ picket, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is a terrible decision and a massive blow for Orgreave families. It sends out a...
31 October 2016
In a landmark case over workers’ rights , an employment tribunal has ruled that two drivers for cab-hailing firm Uber are entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and at least the National Minimum Wage. The GMB union which has done much to shine a light on employment conditions at...
31 October 2016
More than three in four (77%) employers say union-led training programmes have a positive effect in their workplaces, according to a review published today (Friday).
21 October 2016
Trades union councils use their unique place in their community to promote a positive vision of trade unions - a democratic force for fairness and progress in the modern workplace in touch with the concerns of trade union members and the community. Trades councils develop innovative and imaginative campaigning, build...
12 October 2016
Bognor Regis FC deservedly shunted Dulwich Hamlet FC into a 1 - 3 reverse, which was a set-back for our generous hosts and the many trade unionists who swelled the 2,217 crowd on Saturday, especially those who are committed republicans.
11 October 2016
Speaking at a rally today (Sunday) to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, a battle which prevented fascists marching through largely-Jewish neighbourhoods in 1936, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
09 October 2016
BECTU members at ‘The Ritzy Cinema’ in Brixton were on strike 24-25 September 2016 seeking fair pay, decent terms and conditions of employment and a commitment from their employer to negotiate with them as responsible trade unionists.
27 September 2016
The first North West Labour Film Festival comes to Liverpool from the 6th to the 9th of October. Hosted between Picturehouse at Fact in the city centre and The Plaza Cinema in Crosby, the four day festival will feature films, discussion and socialising to bring together many in our movement...
23 September 2016
Trade Union Share Owners (TUSO) have welcomed the announcement today (Tuesday) by Sports Direct that there will be an independent review of the company’s working practices and corporate governance.
20 September 2016
Commenting on reports that the Home Secretary will shortly announce a review of material on alleged police brutality at the 1984 Orgreave miners’ picket, to be followed by an official inquiry, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “For there to be confidence in the inquiry, it must be given the...
15 September 2016

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