Trade Unions

Popular Sheffield Cafe first to recognise Trade Union

The workers and owners of a popular local café/restaurant have forged a union recognition agreement thought to be a first of its kind in the city. South Street Kitchen in Park Hill has agreed to undertake collective bargaining with their workers’ union of choice, Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU). The agreement means that the owners… Read more »

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A ban on strikes is an attack on democracy
A ban on strikes is an attack on democracy

The government plans to ban strikes. Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, told the Sunday Telegraph that the government plans to outlaw industrial action unless a minimum level of staffing necessary to run various services is maintained. In essence, only ineffective (and thus rather pointless) strikes will be permitted. Some might see the timing as cynical, coming… Read more »