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Minimum wage: Workers underpaid by record £15.6m

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social care workers are some of those most likely to be underpaid A record £15.6m worth of underpayment to UK workers has been discovered by the government in the…

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Offshore workers to be balloted on industrial action

Image copyright Thinkstock Offshore workers are to be balloted on industrial action in a dispute over pay. Unite members covered by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) agreement are seeking a 4% basic pay and allowances…


Wetherspoon, McDonald’s and TGI Fridays workers to strike

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Workers from McDonald’s also went on strike last year A co-ordinated day of strike action is planned by workers at some JD Wetherspoon, McDonald’s and TGI Fridays outlets over…


Jaguar workers put on three-day week until Christmas

Image copyright Reuters Jaguar Land Rover workers at the company’s Solihull plant have been put on a three-day week until Christmas. The UK’s largest carmaker said it was making “temporary adjustments to our production schedules”…


Northern and South Western rail workers strike over guards

Image copyright RMT Image caption The RMT strikes over guards have been running for two years Workers on two rail networks have begun a 24-hour strike over the future of guards on trains. Members of…


Tax cut for self-employed workers scrapped

A planned tax cut for 2.7m self-employed workers has been scrapped by the UK government. It said Class II National Insurance contributions would not now be abolished in this Parliament. It cited concerns that low-earning…


New pay offer for Scotland’s council workers

Image copyright PA Council workers in Scotland earning more than £36,500 have been offered an improved pay rise. The local government umbrella body Cosla has written to unions proposing a 3% increase. This matches the…



British Coal coke oven workers: Widow wins court battle

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“It was like working in a hot sand storm” The widow of a coke oven worker who suffered chronic bronchitis because of harmful fumes has won £15,853…


Monkey Dust drug use ‘an epidemic’, emergency workers warn

Image copyright Staffordshire Police Image caption Ch Supt Jeff Moore said organisations need to work together to prevent people using monkey dust Use of a drug which can put users in a violent, paranoid state…


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