From the TUC

A million Christmas workers

23 Dec 2016, By

The arrival of the festive season is a well-deserved break for most of us from a busy year. It’s a good excuse to put our feet up, relax, indulge in our favourite food and drinks and spend it with loved ones. However, while so many of us will be tucking into our favourite Christmas lunches…

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Santa joins a CWU demonstration

The only connection between winter strikes is employers who won’t negotiate

20 Dec 2016, By

Following industrial action in Southern Rail, Post Offices and other companies over the last week, the usual suspects have been coming out to denounce strikes. Some Conservative backbenchers have called for new legislation to ban strikes in important industries. Some right wing commentators have been claiming the strikes are a co-ordinated campaign. These are some serious…

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Southern Rail Conductor

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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Let’s talk about racism at work

14 Dec 2016, By

The increase in racist and xenophobic attacks post-Brexit created a public outcry and highlighted the fact that racism is still an issue in modern Britain.  This came as no surprise for many Black and Minority Ethnic workers (BME) who have experienced or live in fear of being subjected to racism. The TUC are launching an…

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Cutting stone kitchen work surfaces

New kitchen fashion is killing hundreds

12 Dec 2016, By

“Stone” worktops in kitchens are becoming very fashionable in Britain, yet how many people know that they are killing the workers who make or install them? I only found out it because I ordered a new kitchen last month and it included a stone worktop. A week or so later, I was at a meeting…

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