Trade unions

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Nine days of rail disruption begins as Aslef industrial action gets under way
Overtime ban and rolling strikes by drivers will stop most trains at affected operators and hit some cross-border services too

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

01, Dec, 2023 @5:00 AM

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RMT union members at train operators vote to accept pay deal
Overwhelming vote in favour marks end in part to rail dispute but drivers’ strikes to continue

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

30, Nov, 2023 @4:19 PM

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How Labour’s plan for ‘fair pay’ deals looks to solve UK social care crisis
Underfunded, overstretched sector to become testing ground for battle against low pay but critics say policy is weak and vague

Heather Stewart

29, Nov, 2023 @1:46 PM

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Tesla sues Sweden’s transport agency in escalation of strike row
US carmaker claims ‘discriminatory attack’ after industrial action stops new cars receiving Swedish plates

Miranda Bryant in Stockholm

27, Nov, 2023 @6:56 PM

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Advent calendar of rail strikes set to shred service as deal is severely delayed
Eighteen months after action was announced, there is daylight for the RMT; but Aslef and the bosses still aren’t talking

Gwyn Topham

26, Nov, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Cruise firm Carnival UK withdraws threat to fire and rehire more than 900 staff
Operator of P&O Cruises and Cunard fleets agrees to consult with seafarers’ union over any proposed changes to employment contracts

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

24, Nov, 2023 @4:42 PM

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‘What do we want? £15!’ Hundreds join Amazon picket line for Black Friday strike
Trade unionists from US and Europe stand with staff at Coventry hub over local pay dispute amid global day of action

Heather Stewart

24, Nov, 2023 @12:40 PM

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Be warned: Deliveroo’s victory over its riders shows just how vulnerable British workers are | Callum Cant
Why is the UK establishment so much more hostile to gig economy rights than other parts of Europe, asks the sociologist and author Callum Cant

Callum Cant

23, Nov, 2023 @2:14 PM

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Black Friday strike could mark the beginning of the end for Amazon’s war on unions
Rising GMB membership, cross-border action and a probable new government point to better times for thousands of workers

Heather Stewart

19, Nov, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Unions tell Tata Steel UK steelmaking is at risk if blast furnaces closed
Union leaders make last-ditch attempt to avert job cuts and massive hit to local economy in south Wales

Jasper Jolly

19, Nov, 2023 @11:36 AM

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Forcing medical staff to work during strikes could harm care, NHS Providers says
Anti-strike laws risk damaging relationships between staff and employers, hospital trust leaders say

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

17, Nov, 2023 @7:21 AM

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UK government weakens energy efficiency targets for farmers
Improvement targets for horticulture and poultry reduced after lobbying from National Farmers’ Union

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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