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Accord Union criticizes job losses
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Accord Union criticizes job losses

Last November 10th, the Lloyds Banking Group announced that 5,000 job losses are planned in Group Operations, Insurance Division and the Mortgage Operations business in 2010. After this surprising news, Ged Nichols, Accord’s General Secretary, said: “This announcement is terrible news for the employees who are affected and their families.” […]

Engineering Construction Offer accepted
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Engineering Construction Offer accepted

The National Secretary of the Britain’s General Union (GMB), Phil Davies proudly said “I am pleased to announce that the offer was accepted by 62% votes for and 38% votes against.” The 30,000 engineering construction workforce has voted to accept an amended offer on pay and conditions in workplace individual […]

Health and Safety Course
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Health and Safety Course

A Health and Safety Stage accredited with the National Open College Network has been organised by the Communications Union to be held at the Education and Training Centre at Alvescot Lodge from the 8th until the 12th of February. As the organizers say “We particularly encourage branches to nominate women, […]

Unite members vote
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Unite members vote

Tube workers at Unite, London’s biggest transport union, have voted in favour of industrial action in a ballot which closed last Monday 23rd of November. On a return of over 40%, Unite members voted to carry out action short of a strike. Unite, the biggest union in the UK with […]

Sentence of firefighter attackers
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Sentence of firefighter attackers

Greater Manchester Fire Brigades Union view the six month custodial sentences handed out to youths in Manchester who attacked fire crews as appropriate to the crime. Greater Manchester Brigade Secretary Kevin Brown said: “We take no pleasure in their sentences but these youths were old enough to know what they […]