• Tell Oxfam: Pay your workers a fair wage!
    In a recent survey of Oxfam staff, 34% have had to make a choice between heating their house and feeding their family in the last 12 months. And more than 1 in 5 said they had not been able to pay their rent. Meanwhile, Oxfam has more than doubled its reserve level to £35-45 million. And in 2011/22 the CEO’s salary was £121,000, that’s 6.7 times the pay of the average employee. We deserve a pay rise, and Oxfam can well afford to give it to us. Isn’t it time Oxfam ended poverty at Oxfam? Take a look at this video highlighting the poverty workers at Oxfam are facing: https://youtu.be/G4tH8zgx49A
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    Created by Unite at Oxfam GB
  • BCA, Give your Drivers the Union Recognition they deserve!
    As a result of BCA Ltd winning the contract from DHL Inside Track to transport cars for BMW, the drivers were stripped of their union, GMB, and their ability to collectively negotiate for fair pay, terms, and conditions. We urge you to sign the petition calling on the BCA Ltd to grant recognition to the GMB Union. By showing your support, you are advocating for better treatment, improved wages, and fair working conditions for Drivers.
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    Created by Sarah Barnes
  • Fair Pay for Teachers in Northern Ireland
    Pay for teachers in Northern Ireland has fallen by 38% in real terms since 2010. In Scotland, a new teacher will be paid £8000 more a year than their equivalent in Northern Ireland. A teacher in England will be paid £5000 a year more. Teachers in Northern Ireland are not worth less than teachers in other countries in the UK. They should get the same pay for the same job as other teachers across the UK. Please support our petition for a Better Deal for teachers and FE lecturers in Northern Ireland.
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    Created by NASUWT - The Teachers' Union
    With new social security powers and industrial injuries benefits being devolved to the Scottish Parliament - the Scottish Government has a unique opportunity to build a fairer social security system with workers at its core. By supporting this Bill, Scotland can create a new Scottish Employment Injuries Advisory Council to shape, inform, and scrutinise the social security supports available to people who are injured in the course of their employment, through no fault of their own and ensure that Industrial Injuries Benefits are reflective of the modern workplace and new and merging workplace diseases and injuries. We owe it to those workers who didn’t make it home at the end of their shifts, or couldn’t return to their work, to make sure this new benefit helps workers in modern workplaces, suffering ill-health right now. Please don’t turn your back on keyworkers who contracted long covid at work, or the firefighters with cancer from inhaling toxic fumes, or teachers suffering from asbestos-related illness simply for teaching children in an old school, or the countless ex-footballers now suffering from dementia because of playing the game professionally. This Bill is supported by the Trade Union Movement in Scotland and workers themselves - the Scottish Government must use these new powers to full effect.
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    We cannot stand by and allow members at Steam Packet to be bullied into accepting fundamental changes to their terms & conditions or face the sack. We are calling on Steam Packet to stop the threat of fire and rehire. Nautilus International, on behalf of those we represent, has tried on numerous occasions to avoid a dispute with Steam Packet but to no avail. We are not against living aboard, we are simply asking the company to act in a reasonable way by phasing in living aboard and honour existing contracts. The company are intent on forcing through fundamental changes by threatening members with fire and rehire. Join us in sending a clear message to Steam Packet: END THE THREAT OF FIRE AND REHIRE.
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    Created by Nautilus International Picture
  • Please ensure a nursery for the children of staff in Abbey Wood
    Abbey Wood Nursery is a key benefit for working in DE&S and SDA and its closure will negatively impact every team in Abbey Wood. Withdrawal of nursery provision at Abbey Wood: * Undermines future recruitment, making us less attractive to new talent. * Undermines staff who have families now or may in future, as well as those who work with such people - which is nearly everyone. * Reduces productivity of DE&S and SDA staff. * Disproportionately impacts women. Staff Engagement Networks and Trades Unions report that their members are opposed to closure of the Abbey Wood nursery which is a backward step for Abbey Wood and Defence.
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  • #CollegeCutsKillCommunities Stop job losses at UHI Shetland and the attack on rural communities
    The loss of staff and educational provision on this scale will have a hugely detrimental impact on the community of Shetland - on the staff who will lose jobs and livelihoods; on rural and isolated communities; on the local economy and on the young people who have a right to access tertiary education locally. In August 2021 Shetland College was privatised and became UHI Shetland- the first college which was privatised from the public sector in Scotland. Lecturers at the college were opposed to privatisation because they were worried about the negative impact on staff terms and conditions and security of employment, as well as students’ quality and diverse range of education. Nonetheless, elected members were assured that the ‘financial flexibility’ non-incorporation would bring was a priority. We’re now two years on from the merger and have been informed that staffing costs need to be further reduced with lecturers now at risk of redundancy. Although every Academic section is facing a reduction of lecturers, the department most at risk is Community Learning & Business (CL&B). This section supports emotionally, psychologically, physically, and financially vulnerable students – providing important access level courses and provision as well as delivering courses to students with additional support needs, in core skills, employability, ESOL, hospitality, professional cookery, business and accounting. Depopulation in Shetland is a real concern and the loss of staff at a major employer on the island coupled with a loss of accessible, inclusive and diverse education will only make this problem worse. A wide range of courses should be available at UHI Shetland and secure and long-lasting employment which benefits the local community. We should be investing in our communities, supporting the growth of skills, confidence, and the employment futures of everyone in Shetland. We are seeking to engage with SFC and the Minister for Further and Higher Education about additional funding for UHI Shetland via UHI. We ask you to sign the petition and support our campaign. Keep up to date on the campaign by following us on social media: Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063477846466 Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EISFELAShetland
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    Created by UHI Shetland EIS FELA Branch
  • GMB Members at Dellner Romag, Consett Deserve a Christmas Bonus
    GMB Members are suffering in this cost of living crisis especially on their low wages and it's in the Romag' s best interest to listen to the workforce in these challenging times.
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  • Sick of Statutory Sick Pay!
    We need company sick pay for the protection of our residents and our colleagues. We need company sick pay to give us the time to get better when we are ill. We need company sick pay to protect us financially.
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    Created by GMB Care Sector
  • GMB Asda Pay Justice
    Equal pay in ASDA matters because it is a glaring injustice and subjects women and families to lives of entrenched poverty and opportunity gaps.
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    Created by Laura Maughan Picture
  • Do not cut 40 firefighters from Avon Fire and Rescue Service
    We, the residents of Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire, North and North East Somerset, are profoundly concerned about the proposed cuts to Avon Fire and Rescue Service, which include the elimination of 40 firefighter positions. Cuts that, if implemented, have the potential to severely impact the safety and well-being of our communities and place immense strain on our firefighting resources when responding to life-critical incidents. We firmly believe that the safety of our community should be an uncompromising priority. Firefighters are our first line of defence against a range of emergencies, and their swift response is critical to saving lives and protecting our property. Reducing their numbers endangers us all. We urgently call on all our local authorities to allocate the necessary funding to maintain a fully staffed and robust Avon Fire and Rescue Service. However, we also recognise the importance of greater central government funding. Our safety is maintained by the effectiveness of our emergency response, and we also implore MPs nationally to prioritise this essential service. We firmly believe that a fully staffed and well-equipped Avon Fire and Rescue Service is an essential part of community infrastructure and a fundamental safeguard for us all.
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    Created by Matthew Senior
  • Don’t plunge your outsourced ISS and OCS workers into debt this Christmas
    ISS and OCS make huge profits every year. For PCS members - the workers that created these profits – both companies are making unnecessary and unfair pay changes that will plunge them into debt and financial hardship. Sign our petition to ISS, OCS and government decision makers calling on them to intervene to allow time to negotiate an agreement that does not plunge PCS members into debt just before Christmas.
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