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GMB takes legal action against Amazon delivery firms

04 June 2018

GMB has announced it is taking legal action against three Amazon delivery firms, which it believes are misclassifying couriers as independent contractors and thus depriving them of workers’ rights.

Insecure work and employers obstacles to unionisation, TUC Chief

04 June 2018

It has become difficult to unionise younger workers, despite their particular vulnerability to wage stagnation, due to employers standing in the way and the challenges of organising those in insecure work.

Young workers now being paid over a fifth less than older peers, research shows

04 June 2018

The generational pay gap – the difference in wages between younger and older workers – has grown to over 20%, new research has revealed.

Grayling leaving train staff "to take the flack for failed policies", says RMT chief

01 June 2018

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is facing criticism from all sides after 12 days of mass train cancellations in London and Manchester, and RMT General Secretary Mick Cash has spoken out after transport staff were left to take the blame.

Review launched into gender pay gap in NHS

29 May 2018

The Department of Health has launched an independent review into the causes of a 15% gender pay gap between male and female NHS doctors.

Union pressure forces Uber to gives drivers workers' rights

25 May 2018

Uber has offered its drivers a new insurance scheme that provides them with workers' rights following increasing pressure from unions, but the deal falls short of what the drivers would likely be legally entitled to if they took their case to court.

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