The Government should step back from changing Sunday trading laws says Usdaw
09 November 2015
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has today urged the Government not to proceed with controversial Sunday trading amendments to the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.
1 in 5 assaulted shopworkers did not report the incident to their employer – an Usdaw survey says
08 November 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett is very concerned that so many shopworkers are suffering in silence, as interim results of Usdaw’s latest Freedom From Fear survey show that 22% of shopworkers did not report a violent attack by a customer to their employer.
Staff at Dunnes are shocked and devastated as 50 jobs are threatened in their Belfast store
04 November 2015
Officials from the shopworker’s trade union Usdaw have today been at the store to speak to staff who are shocked and devastated by Dunnes’ proposal to close the food hall in their West Belfast store.
Usdaw members today joined a TUC parliamentary lobby to oppose the Trade Union Bill
02 November 2015
Usdaw members today joined other trade unionists on a lobby of Parliament, organised by the TUC, in an attempt to persuade MPs not to support the deeply damaging and divisive Trade Union Bill.
Usdaw welcomes the accreditation of Unilever as a Living Wage employer
02 November 2015
The Living Wage Foundation has formally accredited Unilever as a living wage employer, which means that directly employed and third-party contracted staff will receive a minimum of £8.25 per hour, £9.40 in London.
The Prime Minister has reneged on his promise to not change Sunday trading laws
21 October 2015
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett is disappointed that the Prime Minister has today defended a proposal to change Sunday trading rules, after he promised before the election to leave the legislation alone.
Usdaw members to lobby MPs to oppose Government changes to Sunday trading laws
13 October 2015
The shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw will tomorrow lobby MPs to oppose the Government’s proposal to devolve Sunday trading regulations. The matter was the subject of a Government consultation, which closed a month ago.
John Hannett tells MPs that trade unions are problem solvers not problem causers
13 October 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett today gave evidence to the Trade Union Bill Committee in the House of Commons this morning, saying he cannot see how this Bill encourages good industrial relations.
One in four workers have had time off because of mental health issues, an Usdaw survey reveals
09 October 2015
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has released initial findings of a members’ survey ahead of the 2015 World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October.
Usdaw welcomes a u-turn on Northern Ireland pay by Lidl and calls on them to recognise the union
08 October 2015
Lidl announced two weeks ago that around half of their staff will see their hourly rate go up to £8.20 an hour across England, Scotland and Wales, and £9.35 an hour in London. However, this increase did not apply to staff in any stores across Northern Ireland.