Tim Roache, General Secretary of the GMB Union has come out on the defensive over accusations of a no strike agreement between G4S, who provide security for Job Centres and the Union. Seeing some shite on social media from people I wouldn’t normally respond to. But just to be clear. @GMB_union has never signed a … Continue reading GMB’s No Strike Agreement?
In April 2019 the statutory right to a payslip, under section 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996, was extended to all workers however the right for employees is a longstanding one. Section 8(1) sets out that a "worker] has the right to be given by his employer, at or before the time at which … Continue reading The Electronic Payslip: Widespread Illegality?
Some of the abiding images of past industrial disputes are of large confrontations of police and striking miners, and some three decades on questions are still being asked about the the violent conduct of Police at Orgreave. To a large, but by no means complete extent, the Police's approach to striking workers in the UK in … Continue reading Policing of Union Protests: Independent Enforcers of the Peace or Employer Stooge?