Trade unions

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If it’s unions against these infantile ministers, I know who will win | Polly Toynbee
The UK government’s amateur grandstanding will end in a humiliating climbdown, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

06, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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More rail strike dates announced after RMT rebuffs pay offer
Union recommends members reject latest offer and adds 24-27 December strike but drops overtime ban

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

05, Dec, 2022 @7:51 PM

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Alan Jinkinson obituary
Leading British trade unionist who served as the head of Unison in the 1990s

David McKie

05, Dec, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Strikes help Putin? What a terrible excuse for refusing nurses the rise they deserve | Zoe Williams
The Tory chairman’s desperate remarks show the government has run out of arguments for pay restraint. No wonder its winter of discontent has turned into a winter of fury, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

05, Dec, 2022 @4:26 PM

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UK staff to have right to ask for flexible working from day one in job
Legislation brought forward but unions say government could go further to make it ‘the norm’

Rupert Jones

05, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Tory chairman’s ‘NHS strikes help Putin’ claim dismissed as ‘ludicrous’
Nadhim Zahawi urges nurses to call off strikes and negotiate but union says it is ministers who are refusing to talk

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

04, Dec, 2022 @6:32 PM

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Currys drops Royal Mail ‘for now’ as strikes threaten deliveries
Retailer says its responsibility is to ensure customers ‘get hold of their technology’ for Christmas

Rupert Jones

04, Dec, 2022 @12:25 PM

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The Tories hope the public will blame the unions for the strike misery. Not this time | Andrew Rawnsley
The cabinet is taking a dangerous gamble when it calculates that the public will blame the unions, not the government, for an advent calendar of strikes

Andrew Rawnsley

04, Dec, 2022 @8:30 AM

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December of discontent: will strikers or government and management take the blame?
The Christmas calendar is packed with disruptive industrial action and public anger could deepen Rishi Sunak’s woes

Toby Helm, Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Tom Wall

04, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Ministers accused of ‘spoiling for a fight’ with nurses over pay
While health secretary Steve Barclay says he will not negotiate, unions suggest the compromise reached in Scotland could help avert strikes

Toby Helm and Jon Ungoed-Thomas

03, Dec, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Who are the female union leaders overseeing UK strike action?
Four women at some of the biggest unions are on the frontline of the fight for better pay and conditions

Heather Stewart

02, Dec, 2022 @10:00 PM

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‘Enough is enough’: wave of strikes led by ‘fantastic’ women, says Frances O’Grady
As she steps down, outgoing TUC general secretary says female workers’ jobs are undervalued

Heather Stewart

02, Dec, 2022 @10:00 PM

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