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The New Statesman
The news this week: BHS, MI5 and BMWsPeople who did jobs like that used to be known as “the great and the good”. Now
The news this week: BHS, MI5 and BMWs
The New Statesman / Posted 17 hours ago
People who did jobs like that used to be known as “the great and the good”. Now, they are neither. Len McCluskey, the Unite union general secretary, believes the online abuse of Jeremy Corbyn’s critics is posted by members of the security... Read more
17h
Daily Record
Could this be the shocking reason Scottish shipbuilding jobs are at riskno money available this year and we are really strapped next year. “The Govern
Could this be the shocking reason Scottish shipbuilding jobs are at risk
Daily Record / Posted 17 hours ago
no money available this year and we are really strapped next year. “The Government aren’t coming clean about that.” Unite union convener Duncan MacPhee told MPs jobs at Govan and Scotstoun are on the line because starting the first of eight... Read more
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Express and Star
Stafford bus deport: Services put at risk in closure plan « Express & StarBus company Arriva has spoken to the Unite union and bus workers about removing
Stafford bus deport: Services put at risk in closure plan « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted yesterday
Bus company Arriva has spoken to the Unite union and bus workers about removing some routes for the town and relocating other services to Cannock, leading to the closure of the Stafford base in Dorrington Drive. Arriva says it is looking at the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
£18bn Hinkley Point nuclear power station 'to go ahead' after years of doubtsas taking a 33.5% stake in the project. Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne (r
£18bn Hinkley Point nuclear power station 'to go ahead' after years of doubts
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
as taking a 33.5% stake in the project. Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne (right) admitted the project was "risky" The Unite union urged EDF to give the plant the green light in a decision expected to create 25,000 jobs. But environmental... Read more
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SKY News
Lloyds To Shed 3,000 More Jobs To Cut Costsusing the bank's branches. Shares at the bank dropped 3.6% to 53.55p in early
Lloyds To Shed 3,000 More Jobs To Cut Costs
SKY News / Posted 2 days ago
using the bank's branches. Shares at the bank dropped 3.6% to 53.55p in early trading. Roy MacGregor, national officer at Unite union, said this will have an impact on customers. He said: "There is a real danger that customer service will suffer... Read more
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Gazette News
Workers take strike action over 50p pay riseexport business. "However, this has not met with the approval of a minority of
Workers take strike action over 50p pay rise
Gazette News / Posted 2 days ago
export business. "However, this has not met with the approval of a minority of staff, specifically those members of the Unite Union and as a result, the membership has chosen to take 24hr industrial action. "This is understandably disappointing... Read more
2d
Irish Examiner
Union calls on Government to heed public support for referendum on TTIP/CETA dealcalls on Government to heed public support for referendum on TTIP/CETA deal Th
Union calls on Government to heed public support for referendum on TTIP/CETA deal
Irish Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
calls on Government to heed public support for referendum on TTIP/CETA deal Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:05 am The Unite union has today called on the Government to heed the findings of a recent poll which showed almost two-thirds of people... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Queen's University Belfast losing touch with society over proposed hike in fees, says student bodyour young people or for the region, with graduates this year starting out in li
Queen's University Belfast losing touch with society over proposed hike in fees, says student body
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
our young people or for the region, with graduates this year starting out in life burdened by nearly £20,000 in debt." The Unite union, meanwhile, warned that the proposal, if passed, could force working-class children out of higher education. "It... Read more
4d
Daily Mirror
Striking bus driver told he isn't entitled to sick pay after cancer treatmentwho work for First in Weymouth and Bridport are protesting against what they de
Striking bus driver told he isn't entitled to sick pay after cancer treatment
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
who work for First in Weymouth and Bridport are protesting against what they describe as ‘poverty pay’. Spearheaded by the Unite union, campaigners claim First drivers in Yeovil, Somerset, are paid 70p more per hour while rival firms in Bournemouth... Read more
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SKY News
Are Retailers The New Bad Guys Of Business?his "openness and willingness to engage". Moreover, the committee thanked Mr A
Are Retailers The New Bad Guys Of Business?
SKY News / Posted 5 days ago
his "openness and willingness to engage". Moreover, the committee thanked Mr Ashley for beginning to co-operate with the Unite union over working conditions at Sports Direct, as well as noting that he has promised to address specific criticisms... Read more
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5d
express
Good news for RATS as council introduces MONTHLY bin-collectionscouncil is now trying out the monthly service collection before making the chan
Good news for RATS as council introduces MONTHLY bin-collections
express / Posted 5 days ago
council is now trying out the monthly service collection before making the change permanent. But figures released to the Unite union show in the 12 months before the introduction of the three-weekly system there were 1,514 complaints about rat or... Read more
5d
Wakefield Today
Boost for passengers as bus strike called offhowever, the indefinite action was suspended following what First described as
Boost for passengers as bus strike called off
Wakefield Today / Posted 5 days ago
however, the indefinite action was suspended following what First described as “constructive” talks with the Unite union. Staff at First have already held three 24-hour walkouts since the middle of last month in a dispute over... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
Boost for passengers as Leeds bus strike called offhowever, the indefinite action was suspended following what First described as
Boost for passengers as Leeds bus strike called off
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 7 days ago
however, the indefinite action was suspended following what First described as “constructive” talks with the Unite union. Staff at First have already held three 24-hour walkouts since the middle of last month in a dispute over... Read more
8d
Daily Record
Dave Sharp's bravery was finally rewarded as abusers were finally punishedYesterday, the fight for Labour’s soul took an even odder twist. Read More An
Dave Sharp's bravery was finally rewarded as abusers were finally punished
Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
Yesterday, the fight for Labour’s soul took an even odder twist. Read More And the twist came from Corbyn supporter and Unite union boss Len McCluskey. He thinks it’s entirely plausible that agents of the state are bullying and abusing Corbyn’s... Read more
8d
Yorkshire evening post
Just the ticket for passengers – latest Leeds bus strike is OFFFirst this afternoon announced that the strike would NOT be going ahead. The m
Just the ticket for passengers – latest Leeds bus strike is OFF
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 8 days ago
First this afternoon announced that the strike would NOT be going ahead. The move follows talks between management and the Unite union today in their long-running dispute over pay. Staff at First have staged three 24-hour strikes since the middle... Read more
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8d
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley ‘accountable’ for ‘Victorian workhouse’ conditionsexplanation and justification.” Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley ‘accountable’ for ‘Victorian workhouse’ conditions
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 8 days ago
explanation and justification.” Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
EveningTimes Online
Mike Ashley's Sports Direct like 'Victorian warehouse' say MPs probing work conditionswithout proper explanation and justification." Mr Wright added that he welcome
Mike Ashley's Sports Direct like 'Victorian warehouse' say MPs probing work conditions
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
without proper explanation and justification." Mr Wright added that he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
heraldscotland
Sports Direct compared to 'Victorian workhouse' by MPs as they hit out at firm's appalling working conditionswithout proper explanation and justification." Mr Wright added that he welcome
Sports Direct compared to 'Victorian workhouse' by MPs as they hit out at firm's appalling working conditions
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
without proper explanation and justification." Mr Wright added that he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
The News and Star
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley accountable for 'appalling' work conditions, MPs ruleexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley accountable for 'appalling' work conditions, MPs rule
The News and Star / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
North-West Evening Mail
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley accountable for 'appalling' work conditions, MPs ruleexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley accountable for 'appalling' work conditions, MPs rule
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
EveningTimes Online
Sports Direct like "Victorian warehouse" say MPs probing work conditionswithout proper explanation and justification." Mr Wright added that he welcome
Sports Direct like "Victorian warehouse" say MPs probing work conditions
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
without proper explanation and justification." Mr Wright added that he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
Hampshire Chronicle
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
This is Oxfordshire
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
Lancashire Telegraph
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
Northern Echo
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Northern Echo / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
express
Sports Direct boss told he is 'accountable' for store's 'appalling' working conditionsworkers without proper explanation and justification." Mr Wright said he welco
Sports Direct boss told he is 'accountable' for store's 'appalling' working conditions
express / Posted 9 days ago
workers without proper explanation and justification." Mr Wright said he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
Shropshire Star
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions « Shropshire Starexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
West Moreland Gazette
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
Kingston Guardian
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Kingston Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
Daily Mirror
Sports Direct working conditions are like a 'Victorian workhouse'including staff being penalised for taking a short break to drink water and for
Sports Direct working conditions are like a 'Victorian workhouse'
Daily Mirror / Posted 9 days ago
including staff being penalised for taking a short break to drink water and for taking time off work when ill. The giant Unite union exposed the ‘six strikes and you’re out’ policy under which workers can be automatically dismissed for... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Oxford Mail / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
Streatham Guardian
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Streatham Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
Bury Times
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Bury Times / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
Gazette
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
guardian-series
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
guardian-series / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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Harrow Times
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Harrow Times / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
This is West Country
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
This is West Country / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
Gazette News
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Gazette News / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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Bolton News
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Bolton News / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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9d
St Albans & Harpenden Review
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditionsexplanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcom
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley 'accountable' for 'appalling' work conditions
Croydon Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
explanation and justification." Mr Wright told the Press Association he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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heraldscotland
Report: Appalling working conditions at Sports Direct like a "Victorian workhouse"without proper explanation and justification." Mr Wright added that he welcome
Report: Appalling working conditions at Sports Direct like a "Victorian workhouse"
heraldscotland / Posted 9 days ago
without proper explanation and justification." Mr Wright added that he welcomed moves by Mr Ashley to engage with the Unite union, adding he was determined to continue checking on progress made in improving conditions for the workers. The MPs... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Delays to warship work on Clyde is set to continueargument was wrong and the workforce would get started on the ships as soon as
Delays to warship work on Clyde is set to continue
EveningTimes Online / Posted 9 days ago
argument was wrong and the workforce would get started on the ships as soon as they are given the go ahead. Duncan McPhee, Unite Union convenor at Scotstoun, stated the delay is purely down to money. He said: “It is financial, nothing to do with... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
New Leeds bus strike as dispute escalatesstaff at the First operator are due to walk out at 2am on Tuesday – with no tim
New Leeds bus strike as dispute escalates
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 9 days ago
staff at the First operator are due to walk out at 2am on Tuesday – with no time or date set for an end to the action. The Unite union said the indefinite stoppage was a response to what it claims is an “extremely aggressive” stance adopted by... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Government has no idea when work will start on vital Clyde shipyard orderwas wrong and they workforce would get started on the ships as soon as they are
Government has no idea when work will start on vital Clyde shipyard order
EveningTimes Online / Posted 10 days ago
was wrong and they workforce would get started on the ships as soon as they are given the go ahead. Duncan McPhee, Unite Union convenor at Scotstoun, stated the delay is purely down to money. He said: “It is financial, nothing to do with... Read more
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Wakefield Today
More bus strike misery on the way as pay dispute escalatesstaff at the First operator are due to walk out at 2am on Tuesday – with no tim
More bus strike misery on the way as pay dispute escalates
Wakefield Today / Posted 10 days ago
staff at the First operator are due to walk out at 2am on Tuesday – with no time or date set for an end to the action. The Unite union said the continuous stoppage was a response to what it claims is an “extremely aggressive” stance adopted by... Read more
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Yorkshire evening post
More bus strike misery on the way in Leeds as pay dispute escalatesstaff at the First operator are due to walk out at 2am on Tuesday – with no tim
More bus strike misery on the way in Leeds as pay dispute escalates
Yorkshire evening post / Posted 10 days ago
staff at the First operator are due to walk out at 2am on Tuesday – with no time or date set for an end to the action. The Unite union said the continuous stoppage was a response to what it claims is an “extremely aggressive” stance adopted by... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
JTI Gallaher sets up £5m work and skills fund as 870 tobacco factory jobs goMackey / Press Eye.Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public atten
JTI Gallaher sets up £5m work and skills fund as 870 tobacco factory jobs go
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
Mackey / Press Eye.Trade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For Future organised by the Unite union. Photo by Matt Mackey / Press EyeTrade unionists, politicians and members of the public attended the Rally For... Read more
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