From the TUC

As an Uber driver I’m sick and tired of losing out

31 Oct 2016, By Guest

I’m an Uber driver, so I was really happy to see Friday’s employment tribunal verdict against my employer. My union, GMB, won a pivotal case against Uber, proving that their drivers are employed, not self-employed “partners” as the company always says. Our win is about keeping hold of the rights and the working requirements that,…

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Night working is a boom industry

29 Oct 2016, By

Personally, I struggle with mornings. To me, the arrival of daylight savings time and an extra hour in bed is the highlight of autumn, a season that contains my birthday. As you look forward to longer in bed, spare a thought for millions across the country who work through the night. In the last five…

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Welcome U-turn on HSE board

25 Oct 2016, By

Last month the Government appointed an employer to represent workers on the HSE board. This totally undermined the principle of an equal voice for employers and workers that is enshrined in the Health and Safety at Work Act. The decision caused uproar, with unions, politicians and even a lot of outside observers roundly condemning it.…

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Remembering Aberfan

21 Oct 2016, By

Fifty years ago today at 9:15am a massive spoil tip slid down the mountain behind Pantglas Junior School, engulfing it completely. 116 children and 28 adults were killed. It’s difficult to find words to properly express the anger and sorrow of this completely avoidable tragedy, however on the 70th day of the tribunal, Desmond Ackner…

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