Category Archives: trade unions

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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Local workers express solidarity with Bulmers factory workers

Unite the Union Herefordshire and Worcestershire Branch, with over 2000 members, has joined others across the county in expressing solidarity and support for the Bulmers factory Workers in Hereford. At a recent meeting the Branch voted unanimously to condemn restructuring plans by parent company Heineken which would see the termination of workersโ€™ existing contracts and the rehiring of these workers

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Hundreds of West Midlands care workers threatened with the sack

More than 300 care staff working with disabled adults across the West Midlands have been threatened with the sack by their employer Aspire Living, says UNISON today. The frontline staff who work across the counties of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire have been told they could be out of a job by Christmas unless they agree to substantial changes to their

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Bulmers Dispute: Workers issued ‘Sack & Sign’ Ultimatum

Less than a month before Christmas, Workers at Bulmers’ Hereford factory are facing a ‘sack and sign’ ultimatum by parent company Heineken. Two weeks ago workers at the factory were informed that management were planning on restructuring the business through the firing of employees and then rehiring them on new contracts. These contracts are set to not only leave workers

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