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Chris and zero hours contracts – #heartunions

09 Feb 2017, By

8th – 14th February 2017 is #heartunions week, celebrating the great work unions do, and paying tribute to the reps who are an important part of that. The Unsung Heroes series is running all week, sharing stories from reps and members about how being part of their union has impacted their lives. Chris is 24 and…

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No Mr Grayling, the #SouthernStrike is very much about safety

15 Dec 2016, By

Chris Grayling and Southern Rail are trying to convince us that the Southern strike is not about safety. They insist that extending driver only trains, which is at the heart of the dispute between Southern Rail, RMT and ASLEF, is safe. Grayling and Southern Rail talk in certainties, which are totally misleading. According to Grayling:…

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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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Is Southern Rail putting savings before safety?

11 Oct 2016, By

Last week Southern Rail’s attempts to blame its shambolic running of the franchise on its staff and the RMT monumentally backfired – with passengers taking to Twitter to tell Southern what they really thought of the company. It was bruising. So bruising that managers were then asked to remove the ‘Strike back’ posters because of…

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