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19 January 2022
Ikea has become the latest company to cut sick pay for unvaccinated workers who need to self-isolate because of Covid, and in some cases for workers who test positive.
8 December 2021
Supermarket giant Tesco is set to be hit by a series of strikes at its distribution centres in the run-up to Christmas.
24 February 2021
Usdaw held elections for union President and Executive Council with results being announced on Monday 15th February
20 January 2021
Almost five years since the £10 an hour minimum wage demand was adopted by Usdaw, Morrisons has become the first major company in which Usdaw represents workers, to accept the demand.
9 December 2020
Hospitality: Understaffed and underpaid, now it's got worse: Bar worker John Williams, a Socialist Party member in Cardiff, spoke at a protest to oppose the pay freeze in the public and private sector on 5 December.
4 November 2020
It is vital now more than ever that a fighting programme be put forward in the shopworkers' union
24 June 2020
The shop workers' union, Usdaw, recently launched its 'New Deal for Workers' campaign
11 March 2020
Many shop and supermarket shelves are being stripped of hand wash, toilet rolls and some food lines such as dry pasta, as people panic buy and stockpile because of coronavirus, writes Scott Jones, Usdaw union member (personal capacity).
9 October 2019
Sainsbury's workers who took two 24-hour strikes at Waltham Point distribution centre have forced the bosses to concede on the main issue of the dispute - a massive reduction in sickness pay from 26 weeks to just two
1 May 2019
As delegates arrive in Blackpool for the annual conference of Usdaw, the retail and distribution union, many shop workers are facing job losses and worse pay and conditions as the retail crisis deepens.
27 February 2019
For democratic public ownership: There should be joint meetings between Usdaw, Unite and GMB shop stewards for a joint campaign to improve wages and conditions
30 January 2019
Tesco has revealed plans to cut thousands of jobs as part of a new restructuring initiative.
23 May 2018
Heavy security presence and a profusion of steel fencing didn't deter angry, vocal pickets striking for decent pay at Tesco Dagenham distribution centre on 17-18 May.
2 May 2018
Workers in Sainsbury's and Asda were shocked to hear on Saturday 28 April that their employers were at an advanced level of merger talks, confirmed as a deal agreed on the morning of 30 April.
14 March 2018
Supermarket Sainsbury's announced on 6 March that it will increase the wages of its 130,000 store workers.
31 January 2018
Two of so-called 'Big Four' supermarkets - Tesco and Sainsbury's - have announced job losses running into the thousands.
5 April 2017
How to feed the world? That is a question that capitalism has never been able to solve, with one-third of the world's total population suffering malnutrition. Even in the economically advanced capitalist countries like Britain growing numbers are reliant on food banks.
14 December 2016
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Scrooge bosses; local lotteries; liberal confusion.
13 July 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including a roofing workers' strike in Wigan and supermarkets in crisis.
4 May 2016
Against a backdrop of attacks on supermarket premium payments and retail job losses, the conference of Usdaw, the shop workers' union, took place in Blackpool on 24-27 April.
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