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Union Slashes Funding Of Labour From £1.2m To Just £150,000

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics

A leading trade union is to cut its affiliation funds to Labour from £1.2 million to £150,000 in the wake of the row over party reforms. The GMB ...

A Truly 'Brave' Decision: How Much Will Ed Miliband's 'Mend-Not-End' Plan on the Trade Union Link Cost Labour?

Tim Bale | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics
Tim Bale

The risks of distancing the Party from the unions are clearly not simply financial. The labour movement arguably anchors Labour to the interests - or at least the perceived and the collective interests of ordinary working people of the country it one day hopes to govern again.

Men Are 'No Longer The Main Breadwinner'

PA | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Men should no longer be regarded as a family's main breadwinner after a new study showed women make up at least half of workers in most parts of the c...

'Red Ed' Attacked By Trade Unions

PA | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband faces a major attack on his leadership as trade unions call on Labour's grassroots to reject public sector pay restraint. The Labour le...

Road To Nowhere: 30% Of British Roads Need Repairing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Three in ten British roads are in need of urgent pothole repairs, according to the GMB union. A survey by the union found that Britain's roads were...

Together We're Stronger: Unison And GMB Form Alliance

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

Two of the country's biggest trade unions have formed an alliance to campaign against the Government's austerity measures. Unison and the GMB, whic...

'We Should Be Heard Above The Chatter Of The Dinner Party Brigade'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics

Labour is to face challenges over its links with one of its biggest union affiliates after union member expressed widespread anger and "disgust" at th...

Country 'Needlessly' Running Short Of Water

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A union representing water workers has called for an inquiry into the closure of more than 20 reservoirs in recent years in parts of the country most ...

Is Bland Careerism Killing Politics?

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

Labour lost 16 million votes in the 2010 general election. There are local elections in just under one month's time. This is Labour's opportunity to show people that we are on their side, that we share their struggles and their fears. Too many people feel ignored by the political class.

UNISON Breaks With Other Unions And Continues Talks Over Pensions

The Huffington Post UK | Rizwan Syed | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

UNISON, Britain's largest trade union , voted on Tuesday to give the union's negotiators the green light to continue discussions with government minis...

Unilever Workers Announce 12 Days Of Strikes Over End To Final Salary Pensions

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

Workers at consumer goods giant Unilever are to stage a new series of strikes in a huge escalation of a row over pensions, it was announced today. ...

Dancers And Driving Instructors Suffer 25% Drop In Earnings

PA | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK

Dancers, driving instructors and chartered surveyors are among workers who have suffered a 25% fall in the value of their earnings in the past four ye...

Disabled Workers Fight To Save Their Jobs After Council Cuts

PA | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Politics

More than 200 local authorities will this week be accused of failing to support factories which employ disabled workers as a leading union steps up it...

GMB Votes In Favour Of Strike Action

labourlist.org | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK Politics

The GMB is the latest union to back strike action on November 30th, it has been announced. Results released this afternoon show that 83.7% voted Yes, ...

Scrapping Unfair Dismissal Law Is 'Price Worth Paying' Report Urges

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics

Proposals contained in a report commissioned by David Cameron to scrap unfair dismissal laws have been savaged by the Liberal Democrats and trade unio...

Autumn Of Strikes Edges Closer

PA | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Politics

Unions have moved closer to an autumn of strikes as the Government was warned it faces a huge campaign of civil disobedience over spending cuts and &q...

Dina Rickman

Labour's New General Secretary: His Dramatic Win And Why He Is The Insurgency Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK Politics

Scratch the surface of any story about the Labour party, and you will usually find drama. Iain McNicol's bid to be its general secretary was no differ...