Archive: Employment

Unison leader Dave Prentis said NHS staff will strike over privatisation

NHS staff vote to strike

Staff at NHS Logistics, the body responsible for providing hospitals with key clinical equipment, have today voted to strike over their sell-off to a private company.

  • Home Office insists letting EU workers into Britain is benefiting the economy

    Govt defends EU worker policy

    The government has defended its policy to allow eastern European citizens to work freely in the UK, after new research suggests many more have taken advantage of the offer than previously thought.

  • Alistair Darling says there will be no changes to Sunday trading hours

    Sunday trading laws remain unchanged

    The government has today rejected calls from the major supermarket chains to allow them to stay open longer on Sunday.


    Unions 'stuck in the past'

    The militancy that governs the words and actions of trade union leaders threatens to make the organisations "irrelevant", a former TUC economics chief warns today.


    Johnson insists no backtrack on pensions deal

    Trade and industry secretary Alan Johnson has insisted that the government will uphold a deal allowing existing public sector workers to retire at 60.


    British Gas faces strike action

    British Gas engineers will take part in five 24-hour strikes in the coming weeks in a battle with the company over pension rights.

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