2 May 2019
Staff at supermarket chain Asda are in revolt over the proposed imposition of a new “flexible” contract, and their union is calling for the company to ditch the plan.
29 January 2019
Now that the government has said EU law will stop one of the key planks in Usdaw’s industrial strategy for retail, the Remain-supporting union has fallen uncharacteristically silent.
24 August 2017
Workers at two McDonald’s outlet are to go on strike on 4 September in a dispute that centres around union recognition, cuts to hours and bullying linked to union membership.
5 August 2017
Swedish furniture company Ikea is to make more products in Britain and open new stores as the Swedish furniture chain prepares for Brexit.
2 February 2016
In a classic case of dog-eat-dog capitalism, supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has made a £1.3 billion takeover bid for Home Retail Group, which owns Homebase and high-street retailers Argos.
12 January 2015
Shop workers’ trade union Usdaw has expressed deep concern about Tesco’s recovery plan – which has left staff worried and unclear about their future.