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News round-up

03 February 2015
Protesters say no to Immigration Street | activists shut down shops in Edinburgh over workfare | new group to challenge social care cuts in Glasgow | ferry strike off after deal

Up against the clock - the truth about night shift work

18 November 2014
Shift work is putting the health of millions of people in danger with regular reports detailing the risks. Raymie Kiernan spoke to workers whose body clocks are driven haywire by relentless rotas

Tories scramble to limit the impact of holiday pay ruling

11 November 2014
Overtime is now counted in the calculations of workers’ holiday pay—sort of. That was a ruling handed down by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) last week. 

After strikes and marches - where next for the unions?

21 October 2014
After a series of strikes and up to 100,000 marching in London, trade unionists talk to Socialist Worker about the way ahead in the battle against the Tories

Huge slump in tribunal claims after Tories hike up fees

05 August 2014
There have been 70 percent fewer claims against bosses at employment tribunals since the Tories introduced £1,200 fees. A recent TUC report, At What Price Justice, exposes the dramatic impact this has had.

Coalition plans more laws to block any union activity

20 May 2014
Bosses have always hated unions. Raymie Kiernan looks at new plans to restrict workers’ ability to organise against attacks by their employers

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