trade unions

2017 has been a turbulent year to be an Uber driver - from fighting for their rights to authorities removing the companies
Last week, the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) was in the news because the union backed its two members in helping make sure that Uber lost its appeal at the Employment Appeals Tribunal. The appeal sought to strike down the earlier decision of the Employment Tribunal in late 2016 that Uber's practice of self-employment for its drivers was bogus.
The PCS consultative ballot runs until the November 6th. While we know it is most effective to campaign against the pay cap across the public sector, PCS members must show our employers, ministers and the chancellor that we are prepared to fight to end the cap. We urge other public sector unions to become ballot ready too. We are stronger together.
One thing which really bothers me are scandalmongers who look to do nothing but cause trouble. I call them busybodies, and the trade unions calling for strikes across the board over the 2013 1% pay cap are the personification of busybodies.
Tim Roache of the GMB summed it up well. "We no longer look like the members we need to recruit. And more of the same is not an option. It isn't "one more heave"". He's right. We need to be different. We need to be daring. We need to be brave. Frankly, what's the alternative? What's left to lose?
If you work hard, you should be able to feed yourself and your family. In 21st Century Britain, that shouldn't be up for debate. But a shocking new TUC/GQR poll shows that one in eight workers in this country are skipping meals to make ends meet. And 44% - almost half - are worried about meeting basic household expenses, such as food, transport and energy.
Left and right unite to back plan to keep EU migration after Brexit
Left and right unite to back plan to keep EU migration after Brexit
The organiser of a Labour pro-immigration group has warned the party needs to “have an argument” with some of its working