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LOCAL UNION BRANCH ASKS COUNCIL CANDIDATES TO SIGN A NEW WORKERS’ PLEDGE

At a recent branch meeting, the Unite the Union Herefordshire and Worcestershire Branch voted to create a Workers’ Pledge to be distributed to all candidates in the upcoming local elections on the 6th of May. The branch is asking candidates to add their signatures to the pledge to promise to voters that they will represent the needs of workers and

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Worcester TUC: Sunak’s Budget Fails Working People

Worcester Trades Union Council (WTUC) have expressed their concern that the budget released by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the 3 March fails to address concerns raised by unions. The local Trades Council, which is made up of Trade Union branches across the city, have branded Rishi Sunak’s budget as being merely more of the same—a continuation of austerity

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Sign up for the TUC Young Workers’ Conference 2021

As previously reported by Worcestershire Transformed, the pandemic has hit young workers particularly hard. A concoction of low pay and precarious work has highlighted the importance of young workers joining Trade Unions and getting active within their branches. That is why this year’s TUC Young Workers’ Conference 2021 comes at an important time.  The online event will take place on

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Opinion: What Is The ‘Economy’ If It Does Not Support Those In Need Or Reward Our Frontline Heroes?

The Government announced that those that have given all they can to the health and well-being of this nation during the pandemic are being rewarded with a £3.50 a week pay-rise. Nurses have been at the forefront of the effort to combat the worst public health crisis this nation has faced in decades—but apparently, there isn’t the money to pay

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Hero Firefighters Under Attack

It appears that despite their heroic efforts during the pandemic, including assisting the ambulance service, helping move dead bodies to the morgue and showing Care Homes how to use PPE, Firefighters are unfairly under attack one again. On the 15th of January, Fire Service Bosses pulled out of a COVID-19 Agreement with the Fire Brigades Union without informing the Union

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