Trade unions

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OBR: we offered to update forecasts in time for ‘mini-budget’ – as it happened
Watchdog said it was ready to supply information, but was not asked to do so by Kwasi Kwarteng

Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

29, Sep, 2022 @8:41 PM

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Civil service union urges honesty on public sector cuts amid austerity fears
Departments report being asked to find ways to reduce borrowing after Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget

Ben Quinn

29, Sep, 2022 @3:18 PM

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Rail strikes: no trains between London and major UK cities on Saturday
Passengers urged not to travel unless necessary as service cut to 11% of normal schedule

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

28, Sep, 2022 @4:58 PM

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Letter: Lord Radice obituary
John Edmonds writes: Trade union and Labour party members have good reason to honour Giles Radice’s memory

John Edmonds

28, Sep, 2022 @3:01 PM

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Labour’s low-carbon plans look like sensible economic policy
Keir Starmer’s proposals closely match advice given by energy economists and won praise from unions and business

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

27, Sep, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Climate complacency has left firefighters ill-prepared, says union chief
Matt Wrack of Fire Brigades Union says ‘historic cuts’ have angered and demoralised his members

Alexandra Topping

27, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Labour conference votes to put pledge to introduce proportional representation in manifesto despite Starmer ruling it out – as it happened
Loud cheering as motion on PR is carried even though Labour leader says he will ignore vote.

Andrew Sparrow

26, Sep, 2022 @5:29 PM

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Britain is crying out for radical solutions, but Labour still thinks it’s in the 1990s | Jeremy Gilbert
If calls for progressive change are met with derision, something more sinister will fill the vacuum, say the author Jeremy Gilbert

Jeremy Gilbert

24, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Nationalised energy could save UK households up to £4,400, TUC says
Exclusive: Analysis shows government could use profits from public energy firm to cut bills and insulate homes

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

24, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mini-budget 2022: pound crashes as chancellor cuts stamp duty and top rate of income tax – as it happened
Tax cuts to cost Treasury around £37bn in 2023-24, official figures reveal

Nadeem Badshah (now);Andrew Sparrow and Graeme Wearden (earlier)

23, Sep, 2022 @6:40 PM

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Rail unions say government plans to limit strikes will ‘enrage’ members
Kwasi Kwarteng announces moves that oblige unions to ensure trains run ahead of sustained industrial action

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

23, Sep, 2022 @1:32 PM

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Strike action to wipe out most train services across Great Britain on 1 October
Network Rail advises passengers not to travel as a third rail union confirmed it would join the strike

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

23, Sep, 2022 @1:22 PM

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