An MP has vowed to lobby the Prime Minister after online retailer Shop Direct announced plans to pull out of Greater Manchester, with the loss of almost 2,000 jobs.
The company, which owns Littlewoods and Very, said it would begin to close its distribution centres in Shaw, Oldham, and Little Hulton in Salford, as well as its returns centre at Raven Mill in Chadderton, in 2020.
Debbie Abrahams, the Oldham East and Saddleworth MP, said she would be writing to Theresa May to demand the PM and government ministers are ‘fully engaged’ in supporting affected workers.
She also blasted the company for failing to engage with both herself and Oldham council before announcing the news.
Online retailer Shop Direct is to close three sites in Greater Manchester, impacting nearly 2,000 jobs.Read the full story ›
Workers in the North West are being urged to take a lunch break and leave on time.
New figures show they did nearly three million pounds worth of unpaid overtime last year.
The TUC says almost half a million people here put in an average of 7.6 hours a week in unpaid overtime during 2017.
This averages £5,897 a year that each of those workers is losing out in pay.
The union is calling on bosses to move away from a long hours culture.
Lots of us are willing to put in a bit of extra time when it’s needed. But it’s a problem if it happens all the time.
The Isle of Man's Nobles Hospital needs more local doctors.
34 positions are currently vacant, 14 of which are consultant roles.
Figures were revealed in yesterday's House of Keys sitting by Jason Moorhouse, who said 24 doctors are locum and six posts are junior.
The Department of Health and Social Care Minister Kate Beecroft has previously stated that the department's overspend was largely due to paying temporary doctors.
Workers on Merseyrail are to stage a pre-Christmas strike in a long-running dispute over the role of guards.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out for 24 hours on December 22.
The union said the row could be "easily resolved" if senior Merseyside Labour politicians followed national Labour Party policy and supported their safety-critical rail staff, instead of acting as "human shields for profiteering private rail companies".
The Isle of Man Treasury has published a public consultation asking if hours for those claiming benefits should be increased.Read the full story ›
Commuter Chaos looks set to continue after GMB and Unite members today rejected Arriva’s one pence per hour pay offer.Read the full story ›
The Isle of Man Government's voluntary Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme is being brought back for health and social care workers.Read the full story ›
Typical pay of men in Greater Manchester is no higher than it was seventeen years ago, according to think tank.Read the full story ›
The Isle of Man's parliament has approved plans to introduce a set living wage for residents for the first time.Read the full story ›