Sunday Trading: A Humiliating Defeat for the Tory Government

Angela Eagle | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

Strong scrutiny is essential to good legislation. This Government have demonstrated a track record of ducking, diving and dodging scrutiny. If the Government truly believe in the programme they are implementing, they should not be afraid of proper debate, and should be able to demonstrate greater respect for parliament and for democracy.

What It Means to Be in a Union - And Why We All Need to Defend Them

Frances O’Grady | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics
Frances O’Grady

We know that unions don't often get good press in the UK. Stories about the inconvenience of strikes dominate, while the day-to-day work of unions goes largely unreported. This is a real shame, as I've seen first-hand the incredible work trade union members are doing across the country...

Young People Must Engage With Trade Unions

James Walker | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Walker

You said goodbye to your first job long ago. You may have flipped burgers, pulled bricks around a building site, or sat behind a till trying to find the Marlboro Golds. Whatever it was you were doing, one thing is almost certain: your first job was a shit job. Chances are the job you have now is no less painful than the first.

What Has Tommy Robinson Been Barred From?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

Tommy Robinson was asked to leave a casino on Monday as he is on a national list of people barred from gambling establishments. The leader of the E...

What REALLY Happened In Selfridges?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

UPDATE: The Usdaw trade union has issued a revised statement. It reads as follows: "The shopworker concerned is an Usdaw member and we are providin...

Top Rate Taxpayers Up but Thousands 'Plunge' Into Poverty

PA | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK

More than four million people will pay the highest rates of tax during this financial year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures have shown. The R...

Shopworkers Say No To London 2012 Trading Law Changes

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

Most shopworkers oppose the government's decision to suspend Sunday trading laws for eight weeks during the Olympic Games this summer, according to a ...

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. ...