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Unions announce 48-hour strike in Wood Group dispute - BBC News

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
Workers on seven Shell installations in the North Sea are to stage a second strike next week. The 48-hour stoppage, which follows a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, ...

Stafford bus deport: Services put at risk in closure plan - ‎2 hours ago‎
Bus company Arriva has spoken to the Unite union and bus workers about removing some routes for the town and relocating other services to Cannock, leading to the closure of the Stafford base in Dorrington Drive.

We need a return to patriotism in the UK to unite us, says historian Tim Newark - ‎3 hours ago‎
An American friend recently became a British citizen and that meant he took an oath of allegiance to the Queen while standing next to the Union flag, a moment I found rather touching. But outside this ceremony I don't see much pledging allegiance to a ...

Four year wage agreement for Scotland's electrical contracting industry

Scottish Construction Now - ‎1 hour ago‎
An unprecedented four year wage deal has been agreed between SELECT, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland, and trade union Unite the Union. Amongst a range of agreed measures, which will take effect from January ...
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Lloyds Bank: Axe hangs over branches - ‎4 hours ago‎
Lloyds Banking Group is cutting 3,000 jobs and shutting 200 branches as the lender braces itself for a cut in interest rates following Britain's decision to quit the European Union. ... Unions reacted with fury. Rob MacGregor, national officer at Unite ...

'It's going on all over Colchester': Councillors unite to fight rise in ...

Maldon and Burnham Standard - ‎5 hours ago‎
UNITED councillors from all political parties in Colchester agreed to fight rising levels of racism, hate crime and xenophobia.
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Hinkley nuclear plant extention set for green light

Left Foot Forward - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
An £18 billion extention to Hinkley nuclear reactor in Somerset is expected to get the go ahead today, despite concerns over its cost and environmental impact.

Workers take strike action over 50p pay rise (From Braintree and ...

Braintree and Witham Times - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
WORKERS at one of the most famous companies in Witham are striking today over pay.

Workers take strike action over 50p pay rise

Gazette - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
WORKERS at one of the most famous companies in Witham are striking today over pay. Manufacturers at Crittall Windows were offered a three per cent pay rise of 25p per hour, however they feel it is time for a bigger rise.
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Unions call for Tata buyers to 'develop the potential' of Port Talbot steelworks

South Wales Evening Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
STAFF and unions gathered in Margam this evening amidst continuing uncertainty about the future of the Port Talbot steelworks.

BBC unions ballot on 1% pay offer

BECTU Magazine - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
BECTU members in the BBC and BBC Studioworks are to take part in a ballot on the BBC's pay offer for 2016-17 alongside their colleagues who are members of the NUJ and Unite. The electronic ballot gets underway on Thursday 28 July with a closing date ...
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Jeremy Corbyn joins mourners at former miner's funeral

Belfast Telegraph - ‎3 hours ago‎
Although coal mining in the county has ended, the association has continued to campaign for former miners and organises the popular gala in the city, one of Europe's biggest trade union events. Banners that are paraded through Durham at the gala were ...
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The Guardian view on Owen Smith: six weeks to try before you buy

The Guardian - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The surrounding props were distinctly retro, too: this was a campaign that shouted its enthusiasm for mainstream trade union Labour, non-metropolitan, embedded in traditional values, defender of workers' rights and standards of living. His list of 20 ...

First Dorset bus firm 'docks sick pay' during strike

BBC News - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Bus drivers with cancer or serious heart conditions could have their sick pay docked during a walkout by colleagues, a union has claimed.
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No end in sight for bus strike as union announces another month of action

Dorset Echo - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
YET more industrial action is set to hit Weymouth and Bridport's buses as union representatives announce a further 23 days of strikes.
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“The kind of revolution I'll deliver” – Owen Smith's speech on industry

LabourList - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
It's up to Labour to unite the country and heal the divisions that have surfaced under the Tories. And to do that austerity must be ... To get bosses, unions and workers to sit around the table together and agree pay, terms and conditions. But it will ...

Plans to hand over control of Cardiff's leisure centres would save authority £32m

WalesOnline - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
“There should be full scrutiny by all elected members and not just scrutiny as it effects most ward members who have a leisure centre in their ward but this cabinet wants to keep it secret.
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Fawley oil refinery pay row strike called off

BBC News - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Strike action at Fawley oil refinery in Hampshire has been called off after employers agreed a "pay parity" deal for foreign staff.
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Hundreds of North Sea workers down tools on Shell oil rigs - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The 24-hour strike began at 6.30am on Tuesday alongside an ongoing refusal to work overtime and will be followed by further stoppages in the weeks to come, trade union Unite warned. Offshore oil workers employed by Wood Group to work on Shell's giant ...