Unite the Union
Unprecedented strike action planned as hospitality workers walk out for £10 an hour
Staff from McDonalds, JD Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays will walk out of work as part of a coordinated campaign across the hospitality sector for better pay and conditions
STAFF FROM THREE major hospitality chains will walk out of work together in October in unprecedented strike action jointly organised between union members from McDonalds, JD Wetherspoon and TGI Fridays.
BiFab workers marched on Holyrood amid the “biggest industrial dispute in a generation”
An estimated 1000 people joined the march in Edinburgh, organised by GMB and Unite the Union
BURNTISLAND FABRICATIONS LTD (BiFab), an engineering company which makes equipment for the oil and gas sector as well as the renewable energy industry, has said it may have to close its yards due to contract issues with Dutch-owned contractor, Seaway Heavy Lifting.
"I'm not Father Christmas": Sports Direct boss grilled on warehouse working conditions
Mike Ashley finally appeared before MPs after being threatened with contempt of Parliament
THE BILLIONAIRE owner of retail chain Sports Direct Mike Ashley told MPs he could not be held entirely responsible for the poor working conditions in his Derbyhire warehouse, because the company had become too big to keep track of.
Finally making an appearance before the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee yesterday [8 June] after repeatedly refusing to do so, Ashley was grilled by MPs over the conditions for staff at Sports Direct’s Derbyshire warehouse.
BiFab issues fresh redundancy warnings
BiFab issues fresh warning of redundancies at yards in Fife and Lewis
THE engineering firm Burntisland Fabrications has issued fresh warnings of redundancies threatening the future of the yards in Fife and Lewis and over 200 jobs, the trade union Unite has said.
Workers at BiFab staged an "historic" work-in during November last year to save the ailing company after a dispute with Dutch-based Seaway Heavy Lifting over an unpaid bill.
Hundreds of jobs to be lost as Tata Steel Scottish plants set to close
Steel firm set to close two of Scotland's last remaining plants
TATA STEEL is expected to announce the closure of two of Scotland's three remaining steel plants with the loss of around 400 jobs.
The news emerged after weeks of turmoil for the UK's steel industry, which has seen 5,200 jobs go. The latest tranche of plant closure and job losses is expected to see around 1,800 workers lose their jobs UK-wide.