Lowest-paid workers in Birmingham hit hardest by latest revelations in ‘cost of living crisis’
RMT (trade Union)
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Friday 25 May 2012
Can I commend to you an adjective I'd never encountered before? It's "skulduggerous" and the OED citation would run something like this: "2012 Roger Barton The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate – 'I've never dealt with such a skulduggerous bunch in all my life and I've dealt with some real villains'."
Thursday 24 May 2012
Hundreds of passengers stranded because of a faulty Tube train are to be given £40 each in compensation amid claims that London could become an Olympic “laughing stock” because of problems which have hit the transport system this week.
Thursday 24 May 2012
A planned strike targeting the BBC's coverage of the Olympic torch relay in Wales tomorrow has been called off.
Thursday 17 May 2012
The threatened Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port has been saved and hundreds of new jobs will be created there, its American parent company General Motors will announce today.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Labour today announced a reshuffle of its frontbench team in the House of Lords, a day after Ed Miliband tweaked his shadow cabinet by bringing Jon Cruddas in as head of the party's policy review.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
The Government sparked a fresh clash with unions after pressing ahead with its controversial reforms of public sector pensions ahead of a new strike by tens of thousands of workers.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
More than 100 MPs have signed a Commons motion criticising Government proposals for the future of railways, warning of worsening services, higher fares and job cuts.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
The Government was attacked today for "destroying" communities with its spending cuts and other policies as thousands of trade unionists, pensioners, students and activists took part in the annual May Day celebrations.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Services suspended for much of the morning between Piccadilly Circus and Elephant and Castle causing severe delays along the rest of the line
Wednesday 25 April 2012
Cleaners on London Underground are to be balloted for strikes in disputes over pay, pensions and benefits.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
A strike by London Underground workers will hit services for the rest of the week and into the Friday rush-hour, union leaders have claimed.
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