trades unions

  • 26 Sep 2010

    The Labour Party's new leader Ed Miliband has moved quickly to emphasise his centrist views and to refute claims in the right-wing press that he is too left-wing.

  • 25 Aug 2010

    Two Bangladeshi garment workers have been arrested after campaigning for improvements in working conditions. Kalpona Akter and Babul Ahkter have worked with countless workers in their own country and ethical fashion promoters in Britain.

  • 11 Aug 2010

    The rise in overall and long-term unemployment in Scotland will be worsened if the government goes ahead with immediate and deep cuts.

  • 3 Jun 2010

    The former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley has insisted that meritocracy and equal opportunities are not sufficient to achieve a just society. He called for economic equality instead.

  • 20 May 2010

    Amid all the debate on our individual and collective freedoms and the manner in which the coalition will address such matters as the retention of DNA, the refusal to send those accused of terrorist ac

  • 1 May 2010

    Work in the 21st century is no longer what it was in our parents and grandparents generations, says Jill Segger. May day gives us an opportunity to re-evaluate work and the lives we build through it.

  • 3 Apr 2010

    A lifelong attachment to the Labour movement and its values of equity and justice makes questioning loyalty to the party formed in its name difficult, says Jill Segger. But it is possible to hold on to your principles and find political vision beyond tribalism.

  • 26 Jan 2010

    Human rights campaigners, trades unions and several religious groups have reacted with dismay to a House of Lords vote allowing religious organisations greater exemptions from anti-discrimination law in matters of employment.

  • 8 Jan 2010

    Bullying of clergy is a major problem in churches across the UK, according to Unite, Britain's biggest trade union. They are calling for a change in the law to give ministers of religion the same employment rights as other workers.

  • 5 Nov 2009

    The resignation of an advisor who accused the Ministry of Defence of “ignoring its own advisory group” has called into question the future of a project aimed at dismantling nuclear submarines in central Plymouth.