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Warnings at company at heart of Covid-19 spike

Warnings at company at heart of Covid-19 spike A logistics firm at the centre of a spike of coronavirus was slammed for poor health and safety at the beginning of the crisis.

Coronavirus infections soaring in workplaces 

Coronavirus infections soaring in workplaces  Workers are being forced to keep quiet about dangerous conditions, writes Charlie Kimber

Meting out misery - coronavirus outbreaks and the meat industry

Meting out misery - coronavirus outbreaks and the meat industry As coronavirus spreads through slaughterhouses in the US and Europe, Simon Basketter looks at how the drive for profit is to blame

Dyson workers pull rug out from bosses’ feet

Dyson workers pull rug out from bosses’ feet A workers’ revolt has stopped a return to work at a Wiltshire engineering company owned by Sir James Dyson, Britain’s richest man.

Tories’ freeports are bad news for workers

Tories’ freeports are bad news for workers Sarah Bates looks at how the Tory promise of new deregulated ‘freeports’ will benefit big business, not workers

Carpet workers say pile on the pressure

Carpet workers say pile on the pressure The resolve of Westex carpet workers in West Yorkshire had not weakened as they began the tenth week of an all-out strike on Monday.

Carpet makers in Cleckheaton roll into third month of pay strike

21 January 2020
Workers at Westex Carpets in West Yorkshire are in an all-out fight to pull the rug from under bosses’ feet.

General Motors strike ends with dodgy deal

29 October 2019
A strike by nearly 50,000 General Motors (GM) workers ended last Friday, as the UAW union ratified a new contract with the firm.

General Motors workers in the US win global solidarity for their strike

30 September 2019
A strike by nearly 50,000 General Motors (GM) staff across the United States has entered its third week as talks between the company and the United Auto Workers union (UAW) continue.

The strike that’s driving the resistance in the US

19 September 2019
A mass strike over pay and jobs at General Motors has swept across the US— Gabby Thorpe says the dispute could inspire many more workers’ struggles

Brexit ‘chaos’ warnings are an excuse to attack workers

17 September 2019
Big business is ratcheting up pressure on the Tories over a

Tata set to close its steel plant in Newport

03 September 2019
Tata steel has torn up promises it made just a year ago and announced the closure of its Orb electrical steels base in Newport, South Wales.

New jobs fears at British Steel

20 August 2019
Jobs could be at risk at British Steel after it is set to be bought by Oyak, the Turkish military pension fund.

Fight to save Honda jobs needs more than lobbying

02 April 2019
Honda workers marched last Saturday following the ­announcement that the car producer will close its Wiltshire plant in 2021.

Strike and occupy to save Honda Swindon

25 March 2019
Thousands of trade unionists were set to rally in Swindon this Saturday in a bid to stop the town’s Honda car plant from closing.

Reports round-up: march for jobs at Honda

19 March 2019
The Unite union has called a march and rally against the closure of the Honda car plant in Swindon

Brexit is not a key cause of the crisis in the car industry

19 March 2019
Bad news has been hitting the British car industry since the start of the year. In January Jaguar Land Rover announced 4,500 redundancies, mostly in Britain.

Honda job losses - the crisis in the car industry is about capitalism, not Brexit

19 February 2019
The threat to the jobs of 3,500 Honda workers in Swindon shows bosses’ contempt for workers.

Don’t trust shipyard bosses to save jobs at Cammell Laird

11 December 2018
The Unite and GMB unions suspended a programme of rolling walkouts at Cammell Laird shipyard after bosses agreed to delay job cuts.

Eight days of strikes wins a victory on pay

27 November 2018
Workers have declared victory at Street Crane after strikes won them a 3 percent pay rise without strings.

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