Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw is celebrating Adult Learners’ Week, 14 to 20 June, with more than 40 events are taking place all across the UK in a range of retail, distribution and food manufacturing workplaces.
Usdaw has won justice for their members who are former Comet staff, after the Leeds Employment Tribunal granted a protective award because the staff were not properly consulted about their redundancy, as required by law.
Commenting on today’s Queen’s Speech debate in the House of Commons on zero-hours contracts, shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett welcomes the proposed ban on exclusivity, but calls on the Government to go much further.
Delegates at the TUC’s annual disabled workers conference supported Usdaw’s call for the TUC to continue to be an effective voice for disabled people and raise awareness of the consequences cuts in benefits and services are having on their lives.
TUC delegates, meeting in Llandudno, today unanimously backed Usdaw’s call for workers with mental health issues to have better protection and reps given more support in advising and representing workers struggling with mental health problems.
Shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has asked members to look at what Europe has delivered for UK workers, urged them to vote in the elections on 22 May and called on them to vote Labour to protect workplace rights.
Commenting on today’s announcements by Labour, shopworkers trade union leader John Hannett has welcomed their commitment to toughen up enforcement, significantly raise minimum wage levels and strengthen the role of the Low Pay Commission.