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9 October 2019
Workers organised with the GMB union protested outside more than 75 Asda stores across the UK on Thursday 3 October. Bosses have said they will fire anyone who doesn't sign up to 'Contract 6' by 2 November.
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
4 September 2019
The last few years have seen swathes of closures of shops across the UK as whole chains have collapsed while others close considerable numbers of stores.
31 July 2019
Waltham Point distribution centre workers took action on 25 July
3 July 2019
Dozens of members of shop workers' union Usdaw picketed Sainsbury's Waltham Point distribution centre in Essex for most of their 24-hour strike against changes to sickness policy.
19 June 2019
Five million workers in Britain (over one in six) are stuck in low-paid and insecure work, writes Ruth Byrne, catering worker.
22 May 2019
The 17 May could be an historic moment for Morrisons workers. It is now time for our union Usdaw, the shop workers' union, to dig deep and come out on top.
15 May 2019
The annual delegate meeting of retail and distribution union Usdaw turned a corner this year
8 May 2019
With almost a year since the departure of Blairite general secretary John Hannett, this year's Usdaw conference feels different
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.
6 March 2019
The Socialist spoke with a shop worker and union member, Olivia, about her conditions at work.
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 January 2019
As a John Lewis worker I was gutted to hear that management might suspend our annual bonus
21 November 2018
This year has been a bad year for the retail sector. About 14 shops are closing a day, a net loss of 1,123 from Britain's main high streets in the first half of this year, according to accountants PwC.
12 September 2018
The National Shop Stewards Network (NSSN) rally at the Trade Union Congress was a meeting of over 200 working class militants sharing their experiences to best fight the Tories, the bosses and their austerity.
5 September 2018
I work as an assistant manager in a high street retail chain and one of the most regular complaints I get from my staff is that they are hungry
11 July 2018
"I'm sick and tired of hearing that the trade union movement is on its way out," declared Linda Taaffe in opening the conference
11 July 2018
Among the latest victims are almost 600 retail workers employed by Calvetron Brands, many in department stores. Hardly a day goes by in 2018 without more news of woes on the high street.
13 June 2018
House of Fraser plans to close 31 of its 59 stores, leading to the loss of 6,000 jobs, and Poundworld has appointed administrators, putting a further 5,100 jobs at risk
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