Labour Xchange News

Labour xchange comes to Sunderland

We have launched in Sunderland, working with Sunderland council to encourage economic regeneration and income growth. They have issued the following press release: ​ PEOPLE looking for work in Sunderland can now take advantage of an online tool that works a bit like speed dating for jobs. The Labour Xchange tool allows those looking for

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The vital role of the automotive industry & post-Brexit anxieties

The car industry in the UK plays a vital part to our economy, employing thousands of workers across multiple manufacturers and plants. The uncertain future of Brexit, especially a no-deal-Brexit, could mean delays at borders, endless paperwork and an increase in both tariffs and trade costs for manufacturers. In turn, putting pressure on an already

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Mackie’s Corner, but not the kind you are thinking of

The Hutchinson’s Buildings, also known as Mackie’s Corner have been a part of Sunderland’s history since Victorian times. The building needs major renovations both inside and out, but local property developer Henry Kirtley is aiming to find a balance between key historic features and updating the building for modern uses. With the potential to hold

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Legal action over Amazon driver employment rights

The GMB union have started legal action to obtain full employment rights for workers conducting Amazon deliveries. The GMB are arguing that the delivery drivers are in fact defacto employees and have been classified as self employed to save on costs legal responsibilities. This follows a string of other legal cases where unions and individuals

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