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 »

Unions21 – encouraging you to think strategically for the way ahead

Unions21 – encouraging you to think strategically for the way ahead

Simon Sapper looks forward to the organisation's conference later in the month More »


Monthly Archives: October 2014

Three out of four former Remploy workers are jobless, says survey

by Tim Lezard Three out of four former Remploy workers have failed to find a new job a year after their factories were closed, a survey shows. GMB national officer Jerry Nelson said: “It is now one year since the

Ofyougo? Unions turn up pressure to scrap Ofsted

by Tim Lezard Unions have turned up the pressure on the government to scrap Ofsted. Their calls come as the Local Government Association (LGA) today says an independent review should be carried out on the organisation. ATL education policy advisor

Tube drivers ballot for strike over “victimisation”

by Tim Lezard RMT Tube drivers, operating out of the Northern Line’s Morden Traincrew Depot, are to be balloted for strike action following the dismissal of a colleague in what the union says is a “blatant and clear cut case

TUC backs striking firefighters

by Tim Lezard The TUC has backed FBU members, today embarking on a four-day strike over pensions. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Once again the government is showing its contempt for public service workers.  Evidence warns that raising the normal retirement

Striking firefighters tackle pensions hypocrisy

by Tim Lezard Striking firefighters have responded to claims from government ministers that their pension proposals are generous by reminding them that firefighters pay proportionally more than ministers for a pension. It is also worth noting that a firefighter’s pension

Fireworks at St Mungo’s as ten-day strike is announced from November 5th

by Tim Lezard Staff at St Mungo’s Broadway are preparing for 10 days of strike action in the battle to preserve quality services for the homeless and to roll-back the management’s attack on their pay, and terms and conditions. The

BREAKING: Eleven unions announce new NHS strike

by Tim Lezard Eleven unions representing NHS workers have announced a second wave of strike action. The unions – the British Dietetic Association, British Association of Occupational Therapists, GMB, Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association, Managers in Partnership, POA, RCM, SoR, UCATT,

BREAKING: BECTU celebrates as Ritzy performs U-turn on redundancies

by Tim Lezard BECTU has welcomed the U-turn by Ritzy cinema bosses to pay staff a Living Wage, but has warned it will still ballot members for strike action until all redundancies have been withdrawn. The Brixton cinema is part

UCU criticises “dangerous” teacher training plan

by Tim Lezard Moving teacher training away from universities and into schools, is leading to a shortage of teachers for key science, technology, engineering and maths subjects, says a report released today. The UCU said the report’s findings demonstrate how


  英国劳工联合会议(TUC)指出,政府必须加强管制那些略过卫生和安全措施的流氓雇主。 昨日,英国卫生与安全执行局公布了2013/14年度工作场所疾病和受伤率的新数据,数据显示在工作中受伤或生病数量在不断上升,结束了之前长期的下降趋势。 与工作相关的新病例,和自我报告的受伤数量,增长率都远远超过2010/11年度的情况。 与此同时,相关的强制措施反而减少了,特别是在地方当局执行部门中,像背部疼痛和压力过大这样的病症更加常见了。 据今年早些时候的报告显示,直接死亡的数量仍然保持在一个较低的水平。但是,与工作危害联系在一起的疾病(如癌症)导致的死亡数量却没有相似地减少。 英国劳工联合会议(TUC)总秘书Frances O’Grady说道,“疾病与受伤数量的上升应该敲响了一个警钟,对于那些把自己员工置于危险中的流氓老板,应该采取力度更大的管理规定和执行措施。” “因工作而导致的疾病与受伤不仅让员工无法参加工作,还让员工个人遭受了心灵上的痛苦,身体上的伤残和经济上的损失。然而,工作场所中的疾病和受伤是可以预防的。雇主应该承担起主要的责任,而政府也拥有强制那些流氓老板回归正途的职责。” “英国卫生与安全执行局运用其资源已经做的很好了,但是政府减少安全检测的决策,会导致更多的流氓老板逍遥法外。继续让两百万人生活在因工作而带来的疾病中,并且在一年中新增60万工伤。这样的情况不仅是人们的悲剧,也是经济上的损失。”