Trade unions

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Push for civil servants to return to office backfires as DfE runs out of desks
Department for Education ordered workers to spend 80% of their time in the office leading to ‘chaotic’ conditions

Richard Adams, Education editor

20, May, 2022 @12:08 PM

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Royal Mail warns another hike in stamp prices is likely after April increase
Postal service says potential rise would help offset higher staff and energy costs and fall in parcel deliveries

Kalyeena Makortoff

19, May, 2022 @12:11 PM

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Boris Johnson ‘choosing to let people struggle’ with cost of living says Keir Starmer – as it happened
Latest updates: Labour leader says prime minister ‘does not get it’ and says government delays are making problems worse

Andrew Sparrow

18, May, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Unite union seeks talks with Sturgeon over Grangemouth refinery
Union says oil refinery’s ‘strategic importance’ means talks about possible threats are urgent

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

15, May, 2022 @11:16 AM

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Civil service union warns of strike over Boris Johnson’s plan to cut 91,000 jobs
PCS leader says members have reached ‘tipping point’ after PM’s combative move

Rowena Mason and Phillip Inman

13, May, 2022 @5:42 PM

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Deliveroo accused of ‘cynical PR move’ with union deal for couriers
IWGB union says endorsement by GMB means workers still receive below the minimum wage

Sarah Butler

12, May, 2022 @1:27 PM

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Queen’s speech proposals show Johnson ‘bereft of ideas or purpose’, says Starmer – as it happened
The PM’s legislative agenda for the year ahead was set out earlier in the Queen’s speech, which was delivered by Prince Charles

Andrew Sparrow

10, May, 2022 @5:40 PM

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From Michael Foot’s ‘donkey jacket’ to Barnard Castle beer … inside the People’s History Museum
The Manchester museum owns 60,000 objects tracing Britain’s political history, including a pike from Peterloo and Andy Burnham’s jacket. Now it’s up for a £100,000 prize

Helen Pidd North of England editor

10, May, 2022 @2:48 PM

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Ports and unions criticise Shapps’ plan for law on seafarers’ minimum wage
Legislation announced in Queen’s Speech in response to P&O Ferries’ sacking of 800 crew

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

10, May, 2022 @1:59 PM

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Union enforces NDA to stop woman repeating sexual harassment allegation
Non-disclosure agreement lets TSSA obtain injunction on former worker’s claims against general secretary

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

10, May, 2022 @1:30 PM

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Network Rail’s proposed cuts put passengers at risk, say unions
TUC says saving £100m a year on maintenance workforce could lead to more serious accidents

Gwyn Topham

03, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Most Britons back curbs on bosses’ pay, survey finds
Sixty-three per cent of people said CEOs should be paid no more than 10 times earnings of lower- or mid-ranking employees

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

03, May, 2022 @6:01 AM

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