Trade Unions

Lack of commitment to invest in Education
Trade Unions

Lack of commitment to invest in Education

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers), the largest teachers’ union in the country, had harsh words at the launch of the Conservative Party’s draft Education Manifesto. He pointed out that there is no new policy in the draft and that (the […]

UCATT strongly lobbying to outlaw blacklisting
Trade Unions

UCATT strongly lobbying to outlaw blacklisting

The Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT) has managed to delay the completion of blacklisting laws. According to UCATT the proposals fail to outlaw blacklisting and to comply with human rights obligations. Alan Ritchie, General Secretary of UCATT, said: “There is growing disquiet about the weakness of the […]

Pensions should not be a race to the bottom
Trade Unions

Pensions should not be a race to the bottom

On 19th January GMB, Britain’s general union, and other Local Government unions published ten key facts about the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in order to set the record straight. The new LGPS, introduced in April 2008 for the scheme’s 1.7 million contributing members, was agreed by employers, unions and […]

Fire authority won’t meet until strike starts
Trade Unions

Fire authority won’t meet until strike starts

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is upset over a South Yorkshire fire authority decision not to meet to consider a new union proposal until after the next set of strikes starts. The proposal was given to the fire authority on 19th January. FBU’s regional secretary, Ian Murray, has commented: “The […]