Labour’s manifesto blends fiscal responsibility with fairness at work
13 April 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has welcomed today’s launch of Labour’s manifesto, which promises to reduce the deficit, balance the books and deliver fairness for working people.
Disabled Members – Use Your Vote!
07 April 2015
Usdaw is urging all disabled members to use their vote in the upcoming general and local elections. After 5 long years of a Tory led government, it’s never been more important to make your voice heard. This article outlines some of the problems faced by disabled people when voting, and highlights disabled voters rights, and the assistance available.
Labour has the right mix of policies for business growth and fairness in the workplace, says Usdaw
01 April 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has today welcomed Labour’s manifesto for work which sets out the changes the next Labour Government will make to help promote fairness and security in the workplace.
B&Q Store Closures - Usdaw Statement
01 April 2015
David Gill – Usdaw National Officer says:
Usdaw calls on general election candidates to sign a pledge to protect Sunday opening hours
31 March 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has written to all parliamentary candidates, in England and Wales, asking them to pledge to oppose any proposal in Parliament to weaken or abolish Sunday trading regulations.
Usdaw negotiates an end to zero-hour contracts at Co-op Funeralcare
25 March 2015
Staff on zero-hour contracts at Co-op Funeralcare are to be offered new contracts, with guaranteed hours and improved terms and conditions, following a ground-breaking agreement negotiated by Usdaw with the company.
The Budget fails to help the lowest-paid cope with the cost of living crisis says Usdaw
18 March 2015
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has declared the Budget a missed opportunity to tackle the cost of living crisis, after an Usdaw survey shows that 80% of workers are worse-off than they were five years ago.
Staff in Morrisons ‘M local’ stores are shocked and devastated by the company’s closure announcement
12 March 2015
Today’s Morrisons trading figures have been accompanied by a company announcement that they intend to close 23 of their ‘M local’ convenience stores.
Usdaw negotiates an 8.5% pay increase for 60,000 Co-op retail staff
10 March 2015
The shopworkers trade union Usdaw has reached an agreement with the Co-operative Employers Association that will see pay increase by 8.5% over the next two years.
Update on the Tesco proposal to close 43 stores
09 March 2015
Tesco announced their intention to close 43 stores, because the company says they are all unprofitable.