The Government case for Sunday shopping changes is confused and contradictory
18 August 2015
The shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw has today met with Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) officials as part of the consultation process on devolving Sunday trading regulations to local authorities and elected mayors.
Are you or have you been a carer? Are you missing out on National Insurance Credits
14 August 2015
Minister for Pensions, Ros Altmann, is calling on all carers to check they are getting what they are entitled to – and urging everybody to spread the word to carers they may know.
Scammers exploiting Pension Annuity Reforms
10 August 2015
A report released last week from the Citizens Advice showed that fraudsters are bombarding the over-55s with cold calls and emails offering bogus pension opportunities as they look to exploit new retirement rules.
Keep Sunday special and reject Government trading law changes says Usdaw
05 August 2015
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett has called on all those who value Sundays to respond to the Government’s consultation, launched today, on the shop trading law changes announced in the Budget.
Usdaw nominates Andy Burnham and Caroline Flint
20 July 2015
The Executive Council of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers has this afternoon decided to nominate Andy Burnham for leader and Caroline Flint for deputy leader of the Labour Party.
Usdaw welcomes IKEA commitment to pay the Living Wage
20 July 2015
Usdaw, the shopworkers’ trade union, has welcomed IKEA’s commitment to become a Living Wage employer, ensuring staff will be paid at least £9.15 an hour in London and £7.85 in the rest of the country.
Anti-trade union laws show that the Government is focused on division not good industrial relations
15 July 2015
Shopworkers’ trade union leader John Hannett is today calling on the Government to drop plans to introduce strike ballot thresholds and time limits, as well as additional burdens on the administration of political funds.
Extended Sunday trading will undermine the Government’s drive to improve productivity
13 July 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has today warned the Government not to undermine their own drive to improve productivity by extending Sunday trading hours for large shops.
Usdaw Budget Response: Low paid working families have been left high and dry by this Government
09 July 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has warned that changes to tax credits announced in the Budget will make a big hole in the incomes of the lowest paid working parents and risks driving more children into poverty.
Usdaw Budget Response - Sunday trading changes are deregulation by the back door
08 July 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett is extremely disappointed that the government has yet again returned to the question of Sunday trading, after promising before the election they had no plans to relax the law.