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    Deliveroo riders on strike over pay and conditions

    Around 400 Deliveroo riders are striking over pay and conditions today, amid growing pressure for it to improve working practices and rights. The post Deliveroo riders on strike over pay and conditions appeared first on Personnel Today. Source Article More

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    DVLA Swansea staff strike over Covid fears

    Staff at the DVLA in Swansea are staging a four-day strike over claims they are ‘scared to go to work’ because of Covid-19 concerns. The post DVLA Swansea staff strike over Covid fears appeared first on Personnel Today. Source Article More

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    Centrica boss: ‘firms need way to change terms and conditions’

    Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com The boss of British Gas owner Centrica has told MPs he is ‘committed’ to reaching a settlement with the GMB Union in their dispute over plans to ‘fire and rehire’ engineers, but said organisations need to have some ability to change their terms and conditions. Chris O’Shea told the Business, Energy […] More

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    Rail union threatens national strikes if pay is frozen

    Photo: Shutterstock The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), the UK’s largest specialist transport sector union, has threatened national industrial action if the government imposes a pay freeze across the rail industry. Rail franchises were suspended in March 2020 at the onset of the Covid crisis meaning that services are in effect […] More

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    BA will not go ahead with ‘fire and rehire’ in cargo division

    Tim Ockenden/PA Wire/PA Images British Airways has secured a deal with the Unite union which, if approved by its members, will end the long-running dispute over the airline’s plans to ‘fire and rehire’ employees in its cargo division. The union members, the majority of whom work in BA’s cargo division at Heathrow Airport, staged a […] More

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    One in 10 threatened to be ‘fired and rehired’

    Workers can be threatened with losing their jobs if they do not accept the new termsShutterstock A tenth of workers have been told to re-apply for their jobs on worse terms and conditions, according to a poll by the TUC. The union found that the controversial practice of “firing and rehiring” workers, where employers threaten […] More

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    Ryanair pilots’ trade union detriment case over first hurdle

    Peter Krocka / Shutterstock.com Ryanair pilots who saw their staff travel benefits removed after they took part in a strike in 2019 will have their case heard at a full employment tribunal hearing. Twenty-nine pilots, who are members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa), claimed they were “blacklisted” by Ryanair after they chose to […] More

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    British Gas staff begin strike over ‘fire and rehire’ plans

    Damian Czajka / Shutterstock.com British Gas staff have begun a five-day national strike over changes to their terms and conditions. The GMB Union has accused the energy firm and its parent company Centrica of threatening to “fire and rehire” British Gas engineers who did not agree to new terms and conditions, described as “draconian” by […] More

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    MPs join unions in urging British Gas/Centrica to end fire-rehire threat

    A cross-party group of MPs has urged Centrica’s bosses to withdraw any threat of firing and then rehiring the British Gas engineering workforce. The prime minister Boris Johnson was also asked for his support for workers in the House of Commons as a ballot on strike action closes today. The MPs, who included the SNP’s […] More

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    BT could face first national strike since 1987

    Photo: BT Telecoms giant BT is potentially facing its first national strike in 33 years after staff expressed their willingness to take industrial action over compulsory redundancies, site closures and changes to pay, terms and conditions. More than 74% of 45,000 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) were balloted across the BT Group, which […] More

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    Public sector pay freeze stokes union anger

    Shutterstock Unions have responded angrily to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of a pay freeze for swathes of public sector workers yesterday with Unison general secretary Dave Prentis saying: ‘This is austerity, plain and simple.’ Much of the criticism centred on the view that the public sector as a whole played its part in keeping the […] More

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