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Michelin workers in Dundee react to factory closure

Michelin is to close its tyre factory in Dundee, with the loss of about 850 jobs, confirming that it will leave the city by 2020. The company said the factory was “unsuitable” given current market…


Michelin workers’ shock at factory closure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Workers were told of the factory’s closure at a morning meeting Dundee Michelin factory workers have spoken of their shock after the company announced its intention to close the…


Offshore workers vote in favour of industrial action

Members of the GMB union have voted in favour of industrial action in a long-running dispute over pay with the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA). The ballot followed the rejection of an OCA pay offer in…


Roadchef workers closer to shares payout after legal battle

Image copyright Roadchef Image caption Roadchef operates motorway service stations across the UK Thousands of former Roadchef workers are closer to receiving compensation after a 20-year battle over shares. HMRC has agreed to release millions…


Workers in Glasgow strike over equal pay claims

Many schools are shut and home care services are affected in Glasgow as workers strike over equal pay claims. Glasgow City Council said a settlement had been close and the walkout was unnecessary. GMB and…


South Western Railway workers begin five-day strike

Image copyright RMT Image caption Further 24-hour strikes will take place on SWR on consecutive Saturdays from 3-24 November Staff on South Western Railway (SWR) have begun a five-day strike over the future role of…


Rail workers’ near-miss with train caused by location mix-up

Image copyright Google Image caption The incident took place as a team worked on the bridge to the west of the station Two bridge workers were almost hit by a train near Dundee because the…


Northern railway workers strike in guard dispute

Image caption Northern is the main train operator in northern England Northern railway staff are taking part in a further strike as part of a long-running dispute over train guards. The RMT union said talks…


Manual workers ‘most at risk from Brexit trade barriers’

Image copyright Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Men with fewer qualifications in manual jobs are more likely to be hit by post-Brexit trade barriers, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Factory workers in industries…


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