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1 February 2017

Slave labour at Sports Direct

The news that two brothers were jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for trafficking vulnerable people to work at Sports Direct in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, will have shocked and angered many, writes Karen Seymour.

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21 October 2015

Welsh Government should think outside 'the Box'

250 workers at Crown Packaging in South Wales face redundancy. The plant - known locally as 'the Box' - is to close due to alleged 'overcapacity'.

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20 October 2015

Crown Packaging Unite convener: "Fight to keep this plant open"

250 workers at Crown Packaging in South Wales were dropped a bombshell last week with the announcement that the plant, which has been a landmark in Neath for almost 80 years, is to close due to alleged 'overcapacity'

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31 July 2013

Workplace In brief

Fees for going to an Employment Tribunal have just been introduced. It will now cost 160 for relatively minor cases, or 250 for issues like unfair dismissal, to lodge a claim and a further charge of up to 950 if the case goes ahead.

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16 July 2013

Post Office strike and Westminster rally

Staff in the country's network of 372 Crown post offices will take an eighth round of strike action tomorrow (Wednesday 17 July)

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20 June 2013

Post Office strike closes hundreds of offices

Crown post offices across the country closed this afternoon as staff walked out on strike at 2pm in the sixth round of strikes in an ongoing dispute over closures, jobs and pay

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19 June 2013

Workplace news in brief

Croydon/Bromley bins: An industrial action ballot of Unite members employed as refuse workers in Bromley and Croydon has returned a majority in favour of strike action in both boroughs

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27 March 2013

Workplace News in brief

Cleaners' low pay battle: Cleaners working for Churchill on Arriva Trains Wales were on 24-hour strike on 27 March. They are fighting against poverty pay...

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8 March 2013

Post Office workers vote for strike action

Members of the Communication Workers Union have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action returning an 88% yes vote in a national strike ballot

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20 November 2012

Crown workers walk out at three sites

Workers at three factories have walked out in immediate and angry response to an attack by Crown on the pension scheme

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