Life is tougher under the Tories – Unite launches #GE2017 campaign

Life is tougher under the Tories – Unite launches #GE2017 campaign

Unite has launched its campaign to persuade its members to play their part in the 8 June general election. The union believes its 1.4 million members could make the difference, especially in Labour party seats being targeted by the Conservatives. Across the north of England, where the Conservative party is attempting to make inroads into More »

What do unions think of Labour’s manifesto?

What do unions think of Labour’s manifesto?

Unions say Labour's pledges offer a real opportunity to build a better Britain More »

TSSA condemns Israeli government over Lanning deportation

TSSA condemns Israeli government over Lanning deportation

Union speaks banning former PCS AGS is an attempt to undermine the democratic right of free speech More »

Blue plaque unveiled to commemorate “powerful” woman trade unionist

Blue plaque unveiled to commemorate “powerful” woman trade unionist

TUC president Mary Bousted reflects on the life of campaigner Mary Macarthur More »

“He walked the walk” – remembering Bob Crow

“He walked the walk” – remembering Bob Crow

Gregor Gall previews his new biography of the former RMT leader More »


Monthly Archives: September 2014

BREAKING: Scottish UNISON strike ballot result

  by Tim Lezard Scottish local government UNISON members have voted yes to action on pay. The ballot which closed yesterday, saw a “Yes” vote for industrial action by 53.5% to 46.5%. UNISON Scotland’s local government committee will meet in

UCATT announces Rotherham ballot

  by Tim Lezard UCATT is balloting members for industrial action at Morrison Facilities Services Ltd in Rotherham. The dispute is over a large number of industrial relations issues including: The re-instatement of dismissed operatives Company policies and how they

GMB calls on managers to end witch hunt against hospital whistleblowers

by Tim Lezard The GMB has called on an health managers to halt a witch hunt against staff who blew the whistle on the effects of job cuts on patients. The union says bosses at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT)) are

BREAKING: TSSA members vote to retain Labour link

by Tim Lezard The TSSA has voted by a decisive majority to maintain its political links with Labour. In a secret ballot, members voted by 89% to 11% to maintain the union’s political fund. TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes said:

Unions line up to batter Osborne

by Tim Lezard Unions have lined up to condem George Osborne’s attacks on in-work benefits, pay and pensions. The Chancellor yesterday said a new Tory government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, a policy

‘Allo, ‘allo – nothing funny about Amazon forcing union underground

GMB members are today protesting outside Amazon's Croydon depot against the company's tax avoidance and its poor treatment of staff.

Teachers warn of further strike action after survey shows 90% are over-worked

by Tim Lezard Teachers have warned the government they will take further strike action unless their working hours are cut. A NUT survey released today reveals 90% of teachers had considered giving up teaching during the last two years because of

BREAKING: Midwives vote for strike action

by Tim Lezard Midwives and maternity support worker (MSW) members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have voted “Yes” to strike action in a dispute over pay in England. This is the first time in its 133 year history that Royal

Coach firm bans union’s anti-Tory ads

by Tim Lezard National Express has banned a union’s advertisements from its coaches in Birmingham during the Conservative Party Conference. The NASUWT booked 15 adverts on coaches in the city but at the last minute was told they were “too

Cameron faces middle class revolt – O’Grady lays into the Tories

by Tim Lezard TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady has warned the Tories they face a middle class revolt if they persist in restricting the right to strike. Speaking later today at a fringe organised by think tank Bright Blue at