Trade Union

What's in the news 25 November

Another Christmas lost?

By Ed Bedington

The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington catches up with hospitality expert Paul Pavli to get his take on the week's news, dominated by the rail union's decision to announce fresh strikes.

Diaego strike planned by employees over Christmas

Strike action

Diageo faces Christmas strikes

By Helen Gilbert

Smirnoff and Guinness owner Diageo is facing industrial action by workers in a dispute over pensions.

GMB joins Fair Deal for Your Local

GMB joins Fair Deal for Your Local

By Michelle Perrett

GMB, the union has become the latest organisation to formally back the national ‘Fair Deal for Your Local’ campaign calling for a fair deal for Britain’s tied licensees and pubs.

Test purchase: staff can make mistakes

Seminars to consider test purchase problems

By Lesley Foottit

A series of seminars will be held at the end of March to discuss a solution to test purchasing and the control of age-restricted products. The Local...

Mellows: worries over GMB strategy

Trades unions and the pub

By Phil Mellows

Phil Mellows gives his views on the GMB and whether it has a role to play in the dispute between tied pub tenants and pubcos.

Unite: arguing for better treatment of managers

Unite: unions have a place in the pub trade

By Jennie Formby

Do the trade unions have a role to play in the pub industry? Unite's national officer for the food and drink sector Jennie Formby argues the case...

GMB: raising the issue of industrial action again

GMB to raise industrial action at meetings

By Ewan Turney

Controversial trade union the GMB is to host three meetings to discuss the prospect of industrial action in a bid to help tied tenants secure lower...

GMB: backing tied tenants

GMB backing 60 pub tenants against pubcos

By Gemma McKenna

Trade union the GMB is backing 60 hosts in legal cases against pub companies over "lease issues and Brulines fines". GMB national officer Paul...

GMB: not concerned about threat from BBPA

GMB: we are acting lawfully on pubcos

By Ewan Turney

The GMB says it has "sufficient reason" to believe that tied tenants do have legal immunity to take industrial action against pubcos. In a letter to...

GMB: wants industrial action over beer prices and rent levels

No date set for GMB pub strike ballot

By Ewan Turney

No date has yet been set for the GMB's ballot on industrial action by tied pub tenants as it prepares for its Westminster rally next week.

GMB: calling for direct action

Pubco: GMB is threatening pub livelihoods

By Ewan Turney

Tied licensees who take part in industrial action are putting their businesses and homes at risk, one pubco has warned. The pubco hit out after trade union the GMB announced a series of 16 national roadshows to ballot on industrial action.

GMB: calling for direct action

GMB announces pub strike roadshows

By Ewan Turney

The GMB has announced a series of 16 dates for its roadshows to gain support for a national ballot on industrial action by tied pub tenants. As a...

Unite: clarified position

Unite clarifies position on pub ballot

By Ewan Turney

The Unite trade union has moved to clarify its position in regard to a possible ballot on industrial action by fellow trade union GMB. The Morning...

Diageo is under fire for its plans to cut jobs

Strike action looms at Diageo

By Ewan Turney

Strike action at Diageo sites in Kilmarnock, Port Dundass and Shieldhall moved a step closer as a ballot of workers opened. Last month, Diageo...