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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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The Leave campaign’s 4 biggest euro-fibs

23 Jun 2016, By

Leaders of the Leave campaigns have turned being economical with the truth into an art-form over the course of the EU referendum. To paraphrase legendary foreign correspondent Louis Heren, whenever you hear a prominent Brexiteer, ask yourself “why is this lying *** lying to me?” Here are the four fundamental mistruths at the heart of their…

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Yet another trade unionist speaks out for Remain

21 Jun 2016, By

Today, a long-time member of one of the TUC’s affiliated unions spoke out in favour of a Remain vote in Thursday’s referendum. The union is the Professional Footballers’ Association (which is neutral on the vote), and the long-time member, now retired, is David Beckham. Twitter went mad, he has been all over the media, and the…

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