INVESTMENT IN a high-speed rail network with a hub serving Heathrow would make a third runway at the airport unnecessary and provide an environmentally friendlier alternative to tens of thousands of short-haul flights, a group of unions say today.
Unite, the UK's biggest union, has today (Wednesday) repeated its call to the Government to be bold and give the go-ahead for the third runway, stating that expansion is in the best interests of the UK and its transport system.
Assurances given by Alstom to GMB that four subcontractors will adhere to UK laws have not been honoured
The CWU today (Thursday) called on BT to halt plans to cut the funding of the text relay service for deaf people and hearing impaired provided by Typetalk.
Ministers must act now to stop the jobs carnage sweeping Britain, the joint leader of the country's biggest union said today (Wednesday).
Officials from Unite met with Ministers and officials from the Departments of Finance and Social and Family Affairs this afternoon as part of an ICTU delegation on the issue of pension protection.
Derek Simpson said: "They caused the credit crunch, we've had to bail them out. But they're still not lending and businesses across the country are struggling to stay afloat because they can't get access to credit.
David Johnson, Usdaw National Officer said: â€œOur members are totally shocked and distressed by this news. Everyone was aware that a business review was taking place that may have resulted in a number of redundancies. However no-one could have predicted the scale of this announcement putting thousands of jobs at risk....
Local government unions representing more than one million council staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will today (14 January) submit their annual pay claim for an increase of at least the level of retail price inflation, with additional salary increases for the lowest paid.
Unite the union have placed an ad on Google calling on Tesco shoppers to spare a thought for the workers employed by companies in the supply chain that produces meat for Tesco stores. The ad has already received over half a million sightings since it was placed before Christmas.