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'Right To Request' Could Mean Close To Zero Action On Zero-Hours, Says TUC

Commenting on reports that the Taylor Review is set to recommend a right for zero-hours workers to "request" guaranteed hours, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"This could mean close to…
23rd May 2017 09:00 PM

Snap Response To Conservative Party Manifesto

Theresa May
The CBI has responded to the Conservative Party manifesto ahead of the 2017 General Election.
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:
"With the world watching, now is the time to…
18th May 2017 01:40 PM

Britain Cannot Afford Another Real Wages Slump, Warns TUC

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Commenting on the latest inflation figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics - which show CPI inflation has risen to 2.7% and overtaken wage growth…
16th May 2017 10:52 PM

DHL Yorkshire Pay Dispute Resolved, Says Unite

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Workers at three DHL Supply Chain sites in South Yorkshire have overwhelmingly accepted an improved pay offer of 2.6 per cent for the year starting June 2016.

Unite, the…
8th May 2017 01:00 PM

Liberty House Steel Takeover Ends Months Of 'Agonising Uncertainty'

Britain's largest union, Unite said today's (Tuesday 2 May) announcement that Liberty House had formally completed a £100 million deal to acquire the speciality steel division of Tata Steel UK,…
2nd May 2017 03:39 PM

Only 1 In 4 People With A Long-Term Mental Illness Are In Work, Says TUC

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Only 1 in 4 (26.2%) people with a mental illness or phobia lasting for 12 months or more are in work, according to a report published by the TUC to coincide with its…
18th May 2017 05:29 PM

CBI Response To The Liberal Democrat Manifesto

Carolyn Fairbairn
The manifesto has a strong focus on innovation and education, however, the UK must remain internationally competitive.
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:
"The Liberal…
18th May 2017 01:30 PM

TUC Reacts To Labour Manifesto Commitments On Pay And Workers' Rights

Frances O'Grady
Commenting on the publication of the Labour Party's election manifesto today (Tuesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"This is an impressive set of pledges from the Labour…
16th May 2017 10:00 PM

Deuren Doors: European Elegance, Made In Yorkshire

Katie Mallinson
Features Writer
Ian Chubb
Just over two years ago, Mirfield-based manufacturer Deuren overhauled its business model, ending European imports and bringing the production of its high-end bespoke doors in-house.
In this…
6th May 2017 10:25 AM

Nestle Makes U-Turn On 'No Radical Cost-Cutting' Pledge

Nestle is cutting up to 27 per cent of the Blue Riband workforce, as it moves production to Poland, despite promising not to make any 'radical cost-cutting', says Unite and the GMB.
Earlier this month…
28th Apr 2017 09:30 PM

TUC Responds To Conservative Party Manifesto

Theresa May
Commenting on today's Conservative manifesto, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"The Prime Minister has said repeatedly that she wants to protect and enhance workers' rights after…
18th May 2017 05:24 PM

Some Policies Deserve '3 Cheers', But Others Far Wide Of Mark

Jeremy Corbyn
The CBI response to the Labour manifesto.
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:
"Labour's proposals taken as a whole prioritise state intervention over enterprise, and fail to…
18th May 2017 01:20 PM

TUC Reacts To Conservative Party Pledge To Expand Workers' Rights

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady
Commenting on new Conservative Party proposals on workers' rights, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"This is a promising set of commitments from the…
16th May 2017 09:00 PM

DHL Faces 15 Days Of Strike Action In Yorkshire

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The 'brutal' planned closure of a DHL Supply Chain site in South Yorkshire and a 'derisory' pay offer has prompted 15 days of strikes, Unite, the country's largest union, has…
4th May 2017 03:54 PM

Royal Mail Pension Talks 'Complex And Difficult', Says Unite

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The talks with the Royal Mail over plans to close its pension scheme in its current form are 'complex and difficult', Unite, the country's largest union, warned today (Friday 28…
28th Apr 2017 09:15 PM
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