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10 February 2016
I almost laughed when I was told by my manager that I was getting a pay rise. From July I will be paid 23p more an hour. Great, what's not to like? But with a cut in premiums I won't be getting a rise at all.
3 February 2016
Thousands of workers at Tesco, the UK's largest private sector employer, could lose hundreds of pounds in pay, writes Scott Jones, Chair, Usdaw east London retail branch (personal capacity).
20 January 2016
On 13 January, a deputation from the Leeds private trades branch of the shop workers' union Usdaw lobbied Leeds City Council
9 December 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Academies strike, call centre strike ballot, firefighters' cuts protest.
2 December 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Anti-blacklisting campaign work, retail union overrules youth committee to back Blairites, energy workers walk out.
18 November 2015
The shop workers' union Usdaw's Eastern divisional conference on 14 and 15 November took place against the backdrop of Jeremy Corbyn's election as Labour leader and the changed situation since.
26 October 2015
Usdaw is recommending a pay offer that goes with ending Sunday, overtime, late and early premiums
1 September 2015
A letter by Yorkshire Socialist Party member Iain Dalton that was published in the Financial Times on Monday 31st August
19 August 2015
Among the Tories' vicious attacks on working class people is further deregulation of Sunday trading.
22 April 2015
The past year has been a bruising one for retail and distribution workers. One supermarket company after another has faced a crisis while high street shop closures have failed to significantly slow, writes Stop the supermarket bosses' attacks on workers.
25 February 2015
Socialist Party member Amy Murphy wins Southern region seat with 2,263 votes and finishes a close second in presidential election with 45% of the vote
25 February 2015
28 January 2015
Socialist Party member Amy Murphy is standing for president in the Usdaw shop workers' union elections, as well as for re-election as a Southern division executive council member
21 January 2015
In a small store such as ours, managers often end up working side by side with ordinary staff, all doing the same job. It's called "rumble", and can be a fun activity, joking and chatting, writes a Tesco worker.
14 January 2015
Tesco's first trading statement of 2015 brought further profits warnings, news of cuts and further attacks on workers, writes Scott Jones, Candidate for Usdaw executive South Wales and Western division.
25 June 2014
I work for Tesco in a busy city centre shop. Sales figures in my shop are high, but morale is low. Like all retail workers, we are underpaid
14 May 2014
Usdaw's 2014 Annual Delegate Meeting (ADM) opened to a backdrop of announcements of job losses and cuts in Tesco
30 April 2014
From 4 to 7 May, around 1,000 reps and activists in shop and distribution workers' union Usdaw will meet for our Annual Delegate Meeting (ADM) in Blackpool, writes an ADM delegate.
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