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Belfast Telegraph
BMW workers ballot due over fighting final salary pension scheme closurecar giant BMW are to be asked what action they want to take to fight plans to c
BMW workers ballot due over fighting final salary pension scheme closure
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
car giant BMW are to be asked what action they want to take to fight plans to close their final salary pension scheme. The Unite union has called meetings of officials from BMW sites in Oxford, Swindon and the West Midlands and a Rolls-Royce... Read more
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4d
Daily Star
McDonnell: Labour will force £10-an-hour minimum wage if electedsaid the amount, well above the current National Living Wage of £7.20, would be
McDonnell: Labour will force £10-an-hour minimum wage if elected
Daily Star / Posted 4 days ago
said the amount, well above the current National Living Wage of £7.20, would be “at the level needed for a decent life”. Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey hailed it as “music to the ears of the millions of low-paid workers who are... Read more
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4d
Daily Telegraph
Jeremy Corbyn 'blinks first' in NEC power battle with Kezia DugdaleLen McCluskey’s Unite union are still expected to challenge the reforms when th
Jeremy Corbyn 'blinks first' in NEC power battle with Kezia Dugdale
Daily Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
Len McCluskey’s Unite union are still expected to challenge the reforms when they reach the conference floor, but Ms Dugdale was confident they would be passed with the help of members of the USDAW, Unison and GMB trade unions. Ian Murray, Labour’s... Read more
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4d
Daily Record
Jeremy Corbyn fails in second bid to have Kezia Dugdale booted off NECLabour more autonomous from the UK party. Corbyn was chastened by a furious Du
Jeremy Corbyn fails in second bid to have Kezia Dugdale booted off NEC
Daily Record / Posted 4 days ago
Labour more autonomous from the UK party. Corbyn was chastened by a furious Dugdale on Saturday but with the backing of Unite union leader Len McCluskey he had a second go this morning. The Labour leader wants the membership to vote for the... Read more
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5d
heraldscotland
Dugdale faces test in battle against Corbyn and UniteScottish and Welsh NEC seats during an meeting of the group on Sunday night. Y
Dugdale faces test in battle against Corbyn and Unite
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
Scottish and Welsh NEC seats during an meeting of the group on Sunday night. Yesterday Len McCluskey, the leader of the Unite union, turned up the heat saying that a new Scottish representative should be voted for by members, not appointed by... Read more
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7d
Daily Mirror
Hospital in £135million of debt hands £600MILLION contract to Sercoin New Zealand was temporarily withdrawn and then cancelled amid allegations th
Hospital in £135million of debt hands £600MILLION contract to Serco
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
in New Zealand was temporarily withdrawn and then cancelled amid allegations that staff were running “fight clubs”. The Unite union, which represents cleaners, porters and food workers at Barts, expressed concern over the £600million... Read more
7d
holdthefrontpage.co.uk
Menzies Distribution staff call off 24-hour strikesthe first beginning at 11pm last night and the second at 7pm on Monday. Howeve
Menzies Distribution staff call off 24-hour strikes
holdthefrontpage.co.uk / Posted 7 days ago
the first beginning at 11pm last night and the second at 7pm on Monday. However the planned action by members of the Unite union was put on hold yesterday following an improved pay offer to the company’s 300 packers, pickers and... Read more
8d
heraldscotland
Labour MPs to urge longstanding members ‘don’t quit’ as they reject splitunity. The call will come amid a growing row over the possible deselection of
Labour MPs to urge longstanding members ‘don’t quit’ as they reject split
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
unity. The call will come amid a growing row over the possible deselection of Labour MPs. At the weekend the boss of the Unite union, and a key Corbyn ally, Len McCluskey, hinted that the party could try to replace Labour MPs disloyal to the... Read more
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8d
heraldscotland
Labour MPs to urge longstanding member ‘don’t quit’ as they reject splitunity. The call will come amid a growing row over the possible deselection of
Labour MPs to urge longstanding member ‘don’t quit’ as they reject split
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
unity. The call will come amid a growing row over the possible deselection of Labour MPs. At the weekend the boss of the Unite union, and a key Corbyn ally, Len McCluskey, hinted that the party could try to replace Labour MPs disloyal to the... Read more
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9d
Daily Mirror
Jeremy Corbyn campaign attacks 'opaque' anti-Corbyn group's £335k fundsLtd £6,000 - value of campaign bus donated by Edwards Coaches Ltd £83,204 (TO
Jeremy Corbyn campaign attacks 'opaque' anti-Corbyn group's £335k funds
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
Ltd £6,000 - value of campaign bus donated by Edwards Coaches Ltd £83,204 (TOTAL)Jeremy Corbyn £75,000 - loans from Unite union £50,000 - loan from Momentum Campaign (Services) Ltd £25,000 - donation by RMT union £15,000 - donation by... Read more
9d
Daily Mirror
Who's been funding who in the Labour leadership election?Ltd £6,000 - value of campaign bus donated by Edwards Coaches Ltd £83,204 (TO
Who's been funding who in the Labour leadership election?
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
Ltd £6,000 - value of campaign bus donated by Edwards Coaches Ltd £83,204 (TOTAL)Jeremy Corbyn £75,000 - loans from Unite union £50,000 - loan from Momentum Campaign (Services) Ltd £25,000 - donation by RMT union £15,000 - donation by... Read more
9d
Gazette
Polls close in battle between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith for Labour leadershipthe party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visit
Polls close in battle between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith for Labour leadership
Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
the party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visited volunteers at the headquarters of the Unite union in central London, who were making last-minute calls to 10,000 party members urging them to back him. Thanking... Read more
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9d
Harrow Times
Polls close in battle between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith for Labour leadershipthe party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visit
Polls close in battle between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith for Labour leadership
Harrow Times / Posted 9 days ago
the party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visited volunteers at the headquarters of the Unite union in central London, who were making last-minute calls to 10,000 party members urging them to back him. Thanking... Read more
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9d
EveningTimes Online
Polls close in battle between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith for Labour leadershipthe party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visit
Polls close in battle between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith for Labour leadership
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
the party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visited volunteers at the headquarters of the Unite union in central London, who were making last-minute calls to 10,000 party members urging them to back him. Thanking... Read more
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9d
The News and Star
Polls close in battle between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith for Labour leadershipthe party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visit
Polls close in battle between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith for Labour leadership
The News and Star / Posted 9 days ago
the party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visited volunteers at the headquarters of the Unite union in central London, who were making last-minute calls to 10,000 party members urging them to back him. Thanking... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Polls close in battle between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith for Labour leadershipthe party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visit
Polls close in battle between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith for Labour leadership
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 9 days ago
the party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visited volunteers at the headquarters of the Unite union in central London, who were making last-minute calls to 10,000 party members urging them to back him. Thanking... Read more
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heraldscotland
Polls close as Labour leadership battle draws to a closethe party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visit
Polls close as Labour leadership battle draws to a close
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
the party's shadow cabinet after almost nine hours of talks. But he also visited volunteers at the headquarters of the Unite union in central London, who were making last-minute calls to 10,000 party members urging them to back him. Thanking... Read more
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10d
SKY News
Labour leadership race to end within hourslast September, is favourite to win the contest. Last night, the frontrunner v
Labour leadership race to end within hours
SKY News / Posted 10 days ago
last September, is favourite to win the contest. Last night, the frontrunner visited volunteers at the headquarters of the Unite union to thank them for their campaign efforts. He told them: "Whatever the result is, we - all of us - have mounted... Read more
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11d
Norwich Evening News 24
Unions seek urgent talks with Bernard Matthews as second potential buyer emergesPartners in June. But unions say the company’s 2,000 staff across Norfolk and
Unions seek urgent talks with Bernard Matthews as second potential buyer emerges
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 11 days ago
Partners in June. But unions say the company’s 2,000 staff across Norfolk and Suffolk, including 450 members of the Unite union, deserve to know what is happening. Unite regional officer Steve Harley said: “Unite is asking for an urgent... Read more
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11d
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Unions seek urgent talks with Bernard Matthews as second potential buyer emergesPartners in June. But unions say the company’s 2,000 staff across Norfolk and
Unions seek urgent talks with Bernard Matthews as second potential buyer emerges
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 11 days ago
Partners in June. But unions say the company’s 2,000 staff across Norfolk and Suffolk, including 450 members of the Unite union, deserve to know what is happening. Unite regional officer Steve Harley said: “Unite is asking for an urgent... Read more
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express
Neil Kinnock: No Labour governemnt LIFETIME if Corbyn re-electedthat deputy leader Tom Watson, a leading moderate on the front bench, is facing
Neil Kinnock: No Labour governemnt LIFETIME if Corbyn re-elected
express / Posted 12 days ago
that deputy leader Tom Watson, a leading moderate on the front bench, is facing a coup orchestrated by the hard left Unite union boss Len McCluskey. It’s not a veiled threat, it’s not any kind of threat Meanwhile Mr Corbyn refused to... Read more
14d
holdthefrontpage.co.uk
Newspaper deliveries set to be hit by drivers' strike actionhave voted in favour of strike action and industrial action following a dispute
Newspaper deliveries set to be hit by drivers' strike action
holdthefrontpage.co.uk / Posted 14 days ago
have voted in favour of strike action and industrial action following a dispute over pay and conditions. Members of the Unite union plan to take strike action on 23 and 26 September. But a senior industry leader has claimed that newspaper... Read more
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14d
express
Poll says most people want zero hours contracts ban - including Tory supportersA survey for the Unite union showed that most people want zero-hour contracts b
Poll says most people want zero hours contracts ban - including Tory supporters
express / Posted 14 days ago
A survey for the Unite union showed that most people want zero-hour contracts banned A survey of 2,000 adults for the Unite union showed that two thirds were against the controversial contracts, under which workers do not know how many hours they... Read more
17d
Liverpool Echo
Mersey union firebrand barred from office over allegations of sexual harassmentfour day People’s March Against Austerity 2015 began in Hoylake in the constitu
Mersey union firebrand barred from office over allegations of sexual harassment
Liverpool Echo / Posted 17 days ago
four day People’s March Against Austerity 2015 began in Hoylake in the constituency of former Tory MP Esther McVey. A Unite union spokesman said: “Unite does not tolerate sexual harassment in any form. “Unite can confirm that the matter has... Read more
17d
International Business Times
Will Owen Smith's trade union backers put their money where their mouths are?while Smith attracted around £83,000. The Labour leader's donations included t
Will Owen Smith's trade union backers put their money where their mouths are?
International Business Times / Posted 17 days ago
while Smith attracted around £83,000. The Labour leader's donations included two "interest free, unsecured" loans from the Unite union worth £75,000, while the RMT donated £25,000 and the Fire Brigades Union donated another £15,000. The TSSA... Read more
18d
Daily Mirror
Post Office accused of £3,000 'bribes' to get workers to break strikea "new political settlement" and called on the government to intervene and halt
Post Office accused of £3,000 'bribes' to get workers to break strike
Daily Mirror / Posted 18 days ago
a "new political settlement" and called on the government to intervene and halt the cuts. Ivan Monckton, of the giant Unite Union, accused the government of "privatisation by the backdoor" by selling off main Post Offices. The Post Office... Read more
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18d
The New Zealand Herald
Workers versus migrantscontracts seems to be of great interest to many in the UK, and recently there h
Workers versus migrants
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 18 days ago
contracts seems to be of great interest to many in the UK, and recently there have been two interesting articles about the Unite union and its campaign here - see Aditya Chakrabortty's Yes, zero hours work can be banned: New Zealand has just done... Read more
19d
SKY News
Brexit Vote Was A 'Kicking' For EstablishmentLen McCluskey, leader of the giant Unite union, said so many industrial communi
Brexit Vote Was A 'Kicking' For Establishment
SKY News / Posted 19 days ago
Len McCluskey, leader of the giant Unite union, said so many industrial communities voted Leave because they felt "left behind" by globalisation, austerity, cuts in services and downward pressure on wages. In a speech on the opening day of the TUC... Read more
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19d
chroniclelive
More than 100 military personnel injured at Northumberland training groundfurther such occurrences - I want to know from them what will be done to revers
More than 100 military personnel injured at Northumberland training ground
chroniclelive / Posted 19 days ago
further such occurrences - I want to know from them what will be done to reverse this worrying trend.” In April the Unite union warned that firing ranges had become “death traps” since the role of lookout wardens, who prevent people walking... Read more
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19d
Scotsman
Named Person opponents angry over legal advice ‘secrecy’scheme to be a success. The warning was issued by the Community Practitioners
Named Person opponents angry over legal advice ‘secrecy’
Scotsman / Posted 19 days ago
scheme to be a success. The warning was issued by the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, part of the Unite union. Gavin Fergie, Unite lead professional officer for health in Scotland, said: “We have engaged with the Named... Read more
21d
EveningTimes Online
Accident toll tops 100 at camp where Scots soldier was shot dead in night exercisefurther such occurrences - I want to know from them what will be done to revers
Accident toll tops 100 at camp where Scots soldier was shot dead in night exercise
EveningTimes Online / Posted 21 days ago
further such occurrences - I want to know from them what will be done to reverse this worrying trend." In April the Unite union warned that firing ranges had become "death traps" since the role of lookout wardens, who prevent people walking... Read more
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21d
heraldscotland
Accident toll tops 100 at camp where Scots soldier was shot dead in night exercisefurther such occurrences - I want to know from them what will be done to revers
Accident toll tops 100 at camp where Scots soldier was shot dead in night exercise
heraldscotland / Posted 21 days ago
further such occurrences - I want to know from them what will be done to reverse this worrying trend." In April the Unite union warned that firing ranges had become "death traps" since the role of lookout wardens, who prevent people walking... Read more
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21d
Reading Evening Post
Richard Benyon MP says tweet was not criticising disabled peopleHouse of Commons, has taken down his tweet and said: “From my office I could no
Richard Benyon MP says tweet was not criticising disabled people
Reading Evening Post / Posted 21 days ago
House of Commons, has taken down his tweet and said: “From my office I could not see who was blocking Westminster Bridge. “All I could see was some people and a Unite Union flag. “To say I was criticising disabled people is ridiculous and unt... Read more
22d
chad
Mike Ashley blames unions as Sports Direct apologises for ‘serious shortcomings’to run a test scheme aiming to transfer 10 picking staff a month from the agenc
Mike Ashley blames unions as Sports Direct apologises for ‘serious shortcomings’
chad / Posted 22 days ago
to run a test scheme aiming to transfer 10 picking staff a month from the agencies to Sports Direct. Steve Turner of the UNITE union said he welcomed the company’s change of direction, though the union was asking for a fully independent report... Read more
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22d
Derbyshire Times
Mike Ashley blames unions as Sports Direct apologises for ‘serious shortcomings’to run a test scheme aiming to transfer 10 picking staff a month from the agenc
Mike Ashley blames unions as Sports Direct apologises for ‘serious shortcomings’
Derbyshire Times / Posted 22 days ago
to run a test scheme aiming to transfer 10 picking staff a month from the agencies to Sports Direct. Steve Turner of the UNITE union said he welcomed the company’s change of direction, though the union was asking for a fully independent report... Read more
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23d
BBC News
Workers must not pay the price of Brexit, says TUCemployers who are concerned about the growth of casualisation and insecure work
Workers must not pay the price of Brexit, says TUC
BBC News / Posted 23 days ago
employers who are concerned about the growth of casualisation and insecure working practices. She praises the work of the Unite union in highlighting conditions at Sports Direct. This week the firm said it would put a workers' representative on... Read more
23d
Daily Mirror
Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley defies shareholders revoltand produced a wad of £50 notes.. It came after Mr Ashley had lost his temper
Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley defies shareholders revolt
Daily Mirror / Posted 23 days ago
and produced a wad of £50 notes.. It came after Mr Ashley had lost his temper with Steve Turner, general secretary of the Unite union, which has highlighted conditions for Sports Direct workers. Quizzed by Mr Turner at the AGM, the tycoon... Read more
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23d
chroniclelive
Mike Ashley loses his cool but his huge wad of £50 notes impresshe still faced stinging criticism from a number of shareholders as well as Stev
Mike Ashley loses his cool but his huge wad of £50 notes impress
chroniclelive / Posted 23 days ago
he still faced stinging criticism from a number of shareholders as well as Steve Turner, an official of the Unite union, who attended the AGM. Mr Ashley accused him of “showboating” and alleged that Unite had contributed to the... Read more
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23d
chroniclelive
Watch Mike Ashley pulling a huge wad of cash from his pocket entering Sports Direct's HQself-effacing and at times jovial side to his character. However on Wednesday
Watch Mike Ashley pulling a huge wad of cash from his pocket entering Sports Direct's HQ
chroniclelive / Posted 23 days ago
self-effacing and at times jovial side to his character. However on Wednesday Ashley quickly took exception to criticism by Steve Turner, of Unite union, who was attending and soon cut a brooding-looking figure. Mike Ashley questi... Read more
23d
Daily Record
Mike Ashley reveals what a billionaire keeps in his pockets at security searchproduced his wad of cash shortly after heated scenes at the company's AGM, wher
Mike Ashley reveals what a billionaire keeps in his pockets at security search
Daily Record / Posted 23 days ago
produced his wad of cash shortly after heated scenes at the company's AGM, where the Sports Direct founder attacked the Unite union after it criticised his offer of permanent contracts to casual staff. In response to Unite assistant general... Read more
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chroniclelive
What we learned from Sports Direct's AGMat times jovial side to his character. However on Wednesday Ashley quickly too
What we learned from Sports Direct's AGM
chroniclelive / Posted 23 days ago
at times jovial side to his character. However on Wednesday Ashley quickly took exception to criticism by Steve Turner, of Unite union, who was attending and soon cut a glum looking figure. Now as the dust settles after the meeting, what have we... Read more
23d
Belfast Telegraph
Sports Direct axing zero-hours work and 'Victorian' conditionsindependent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has f
Sports Direct axing zero-hours work and 'Victorian' conditions
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
independent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has faced a string of allegations, with the Unite union making clear in its submission to the Business Select Committee that staff were subject to "Victorian" working... Read more
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24d
Harrow Times
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices reviewindependent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has f
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices review
Harrow Times / Posted 24 days ago
independent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has faced a string of allegations, with the Unite union making clear in its submission to the Business Select Committee that staff were subject to "Victorian" working... Read more
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24d
St Albans & Harpenden Review
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices reviewindependent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has f
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices review
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 24 days ago
independent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has faced a string of allegations, with the Unite union making clear in its submission to the Business Select Committee that staff were subject to "Victorian" working... Read more
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This is West Country
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices reviewindependent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has f
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices review
This is West Country / Posted 24 days ago
independent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has faced a string of allegations, with the Unite union making clear in its submission to the Business Select Committee that staff were subject to "Victorian" working... Read more
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24d
Daily Mirror
Post Office managers have voted to strike over pension plansof Crown Post Offices and the outsourcing of vast swathes of the Post Office’s
Post Office managers have voted to strike over pension plans
Daily Mirror / Posted 24 days ago
of Crown Post Offices and the outsourcing of vast swathes of the Post Office’s supply chain business. Read More Unite union said around 3,500 staff are affected by the pension changes, claiming they will lose about 30% of their... Read more
24d
heraldscotland
Mike Ashley accused of publicity stunt as thousands of staff miss out on guaranteed hours offershortcomings" at Shirebrook. The Sports Direct board said that it "deeply regr
Mike Ashley accused of publicity stunt as thousands of staff miss out on guaranteed hours offer
heraldscotland / Posted 24 days ago
shortcomings" at Shirebrook. The Sports Direct board said that it "deeply regrets and apologises for" the problems. The Unite union has accused the retailer of subjecting staff to Victorian working practices, in which they lived in constant fear... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices reviewindependent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has f
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices review
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 24 days ago
independent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has faced a string of allegations, with the Unite union making clear in its submission to the Business Select Committee that staff were subject to "Victorian" working... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices reviewindependent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has f
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices review
EveningTimes Online / Posted 24 days ago
independent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has faced a string of allegations, with the Unite union making clear in its submission to the Business Select Committee that staff were subject to "Victorian" working... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices reviewindependent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has f
Sports Direct pledge on hours and pay after working practices review
Croydon Guardian / Posted 24 days ago
independent review into working conditions at its factories. The company has faced a string of allegations, with the Unite union making clear in its submission to the Business Select Committee that staff were subject to "Victorian" working... Read more
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