• Reverse journalist cuts at Newsquest
    Quality journalism is at the heart of a healthy democracy. It helps to keep people informed, combat fake news and holds those in power to account. Yet the local media industry is in crisis. Newsquest is the second largest owner of regional and local newspapers in the UK and the company dominates the media industry in Cumbria. Newsquest bought a series of newspaper titles in Cumbria earlier this year and since then the effect on local newsrooms has been detrimental and dramatic. The company has driven away experienced local journalists, whose professionalism, ethics and local standing has benefited the company - and the local community - enormously. Collectively, their departure represents a catastrophic loss of experience and knowledge. NUJ members working for the Carlisle News and Star, the Cumberland News, the Workington Times and Star and the Whitehaven News newspapers took strike action on Thursday 20 December and need your support in their continuing campaign. Please support the staff at Newsquest's Cumbrian papers and send a message to Managing Director Johnathan Lee.
    673 of 800 Signatures
    Created by Sarah Kavanagh
  • Pay us fairly this Christmas
    Premium pay rates offer a small compensation for employees spending Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at work. Two years ago staff at TGI Friday’s restaurants across the U.K. were forced into signing contracts that took away their right to be paid time-and-a-half for working over the Christmas and New Year period. While many people spend this time at home with family and friends, workers at restaurants like TGI Friday's have to work. Workers were told there was no option but to sign the updated contract and that they would not be allowed to work again until they had. Some reported being told to sign the new contract halfway through a busy shift without being informed what it was they were signing away. TGI Friday's workers are often made to survive on minimum wage. Compensation for the time spent away from our family and friends over the festive season is the least a big profitable company like TGI Friday's can do.
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    Created by Lauren T Picture
  • Union representation at all consultations at The Ellerman Casino Ltd
    We have had an HR1 issued and do not have any trained work representatives
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    Created by Willie Howard
  • Global Foods Ltd, Cardiff.... FURLOUGH, DON'T SACK WORKERS
    At this time of national emergency, it is vital that as a community, we stick together and help each other. Global Foods Ltd, Cardiff, have decided to sack all workers with less than 24 months employment. This is wrong and we are calling on Global Foods Ltd, Cardiff, to furlough these workers immediately
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    Created by robert morgan
  • Tell Medway Council & Medway Norse – Guarantee safety of refuse collectors & public now!
    Refuse workers are working three or four to a cab, with no social distancing measures, a lack of hand cleaner & no additional protective equipment, putting themselves and the public at risk of Coronavirus. Additionally staff with serious conditions, such as cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have been told they will only get statutory sick pay whilst self-isolating. Please sign this petition and support your refuse workers.
    667 of 800 Signatures
    Created by Jack Bidmead
  • Save our fire station in Budleigh Salterton
    Having a local fire station, where volunteers respond instantly to the siren when there is a fire in the town or surroundings will save lives and property.
    107 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Brigitta Lock
  • Pay a living wage now
    To bring workers out of in work poverty
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    Created by Keith Francis