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31 January 2018
Two of so-called 'Big Four' supermarkets - Tesco and Sainsbury's - have announced job losses running into the thousands.
5 April 2017
How to feed the world? That is a question that capitalism has never been able to solve, with one-third of the world's total population suffering malnutrition. Even in the economically advanced capitalist countries like Britain growing numbers are reliant on food banks.
14 December 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Scrooge bosses; local lotteries; liberal confusion.
13 July 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a roofing workers' strike in Wigan and supermarkets in crisis.
4 May 2016
Against a backdrop of attacks on supermarket premium payments and retail job losses, the conference of Usdaw, the shop workers' union, took place in Blackpool on 24-27 April.
20 April 2016
Usdaw conference: On the eve of shop workers' union Usdaw's 2016 conference, Tesco boss Dave Lewis, who received £4.1 million in his first six months, was grilled by Channel 4 News for cutting workers' premiums and attacking pensions.
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).
9 December 2015
Huge potential to change lives, limited by capitalism.
29 October 2015
After weeks of criticism, Tory health minister Jeremy Hunt released the report 'Sugar reduction: the evidence for action' on 22 October.
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.
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
In March Sainsbury's posted the first drop in like-for-like sales in nine years, the Co-operative group went into meltdown, and Morrisons announced £176 million in pre-tax losses for 2013
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
19 February 2014
A lot of food is wasted in Britain. At farms, 'wonky' vegetables are rejected; at warehouses huge amounts of packaged foods are discarded because of split packets or minor blemishes
8 January 2014
Labour is targeting Kingswood constituency in Bristol for the 2015 general election, using its promise to 'freeze energy bills'
28 August 2013
I started working for the fast food restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken nine months ago. I had left my job in a supermarket, to find a full-time job
10 October 2012
Tesco drivers in Doncaster have been given three months notice by their new employer ESL, with no promise that they will be re-employed
11 May 2012
As public sector workers fight to defend their pensions by inspiringly taking strike action, one large private sector employer has managed to waive through pension changes without so much as a whimper from the shopworkers' union Usdaw
11 April 2012
I went on the government's workfare scheme out of sheer desperation, having been unemployed for over two years. My dad took early retirement so I had to start bringing more money in, writes a supermarket worker.
4 August 2010
A DAMNING report was issued recently by the charity ActionAid on the "deplorable" pay and working conditions of Bangladeshi factory workers employed by British supermarket Asda - a subsidiary of US conglomerate Wal-Mart which makes £45 million a day in profit...
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