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Export Chocolate, Not Jobs Says Unions

Unite and the GMB have slammed Nestle for proposing 300 job losses as it moves production of the iconic Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland.
The confectionery giant is making the savage cuts,…
27th Apr 2017 01:56 PM

Millions Go Hungry In Foodbank Britain

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Prime minister Theresa May and the Conservative party should 'hang their heads in shame' Britain's largest union, Unite said today (Tuesday 25 April) as new figures showed 1.2…
25th Apr 2017 10:32 AM

The Business Response To A Snap General Election

The CBI response to a General Election called for 8 June, subject to Parliamentary approval.
Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:
"With a snap General Election now called, businesses will be…
18th Apr 2017 10:00 PM

CBI Response To Latest Labour Market Statistics

The CBI responded to the latest ONS labour market statistics for December 2016 to February 2017, which showed a 39,000 rise in employment and 45,000 fall in unemployment.
Rachel Smith, CBI Principal…
12th Apr 2017 04:53 PM

Real Earnings Growth Has Ground To A Halt, Says TUC

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Commenting on the latest inflation figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today (Tuesday), which show Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation at 2.3% in…
11th Apr 2017 01:59 PM

Strike On Arriva Rail North In Guards' Safety Dispute Goes Ahead

Rail union RMT has confirmed that a 24 hour strike on Arriva Rail North this Friday, 28th April, goes ahead after the company failed to offer any progress at all in further talks this week over the…
26th Apr 2017 09:24 AM

Horrifying Number Of Yorkshire Care Workers Stuck On Zero Hours Contracts

Shocking figures revealed by GMB, the union for care workers, show more than a quarter of carers in Yorkshire and the Humber are stuck in precarious, zero hours contracts.
Analysis of industry data…
21st Apr 2017 02:38 PM

How The Princes Trust Is Supporting Global Skills In Yorkshire

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Three years ago, former Indian TV Presenter Minoti Parikh moved to Leeds from Mumbai and made it her home. An experienced Master of Ceremonies who has hosted events including high-profile figures…
13th Apr 2017 08:58 AM

Employment Remains At Record High Rate Of 74.6%

Official figures released today (12 April 2017) show that the employment rate is at 74.6%, with 31.84 million people in work - an increase of 312,000 on the year and the joint highest rate since…
12th Apr 2017 04:30 PM

Minimum Wage Must Reach £10 As Soon As Possible, Says TUC

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Responding to the announcement (Monday) by the Labour Party of a proposal to increase the minimum wage to £10 an hour, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"With…
11th Apr 2017 01:48 PM

Don't Leave The UK Lagging Behind The EU For Workplace Protections

Commenting on the speech today (Tuesday) by shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer, which includes a commitment not to leave the UK lagging behind the EU for workplace protections, TUC General…
25th Apr 2017 01:08 PM

Unite Statement On Call For An Early General Election

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Responding to today's (Tuesday 18 April) announcement by prime minister Theresa May of a general election on 8 June, Unite acting general secretary Gail Cartmail said:
"The prime…
18th Apr 2017 10:05 PM

PM Must Act Urgently To Avoid New Living Standards Crisis, Says TUC

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Commenting on the latest labour market data published today (Wednesday) by the Office for National Statistics - which show real earnings growth coming virtually to a halt at…
12th Apr 2017 07:19 PM

'Only The People Of Greece Have Suffered A Bigger Fall In Living Standards During Austerity', Says Unite

Commenting on the latest jobless and earnings figures which again confirm that work in the UK is failing to pay, Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite the union said:
"Only the people of Greece…
12th Apr 2017 03:53 PM

RMT Strike Action In Three Separate Disputes Over Rail Safety

General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"RMT can report that support for all three strikes today was rock solid with pickets out in force and morale high as our members on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail…
8th Apr 2017 07:00 PM
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