UK News

Ford: 1,000 Bridgend job losses by 2021 outlined to unions

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption The job losses in Bridgend would be phased over the next two years Ford is wanting to cut 370 workers at an engine plant in south Wales in a first phase of up to 1,000 job losses, BBC Wales understands.Unions have pledged to fight compulsory redundancies at the car giant's plant in Bridgend after they were briefed by Ford management on Friday.It is believed
Politics

Chris Grayling blames unions for rail fare hike

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCommuters tell the BBC of their rail travel woesTransport Secretary Chris Grayling has accused trade unions of driving the 3.1% increase in rail fares.Mr Grayling told the BBC unions had demanded "higher pay rises than anyone else" and threatened strikes if they did not get them.The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union said it was "scandalous" that Mr Grayling was trying to
Business

Brexit: Businesses and unions call for urgency

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The joint statement asks for "jobs, rights and livelihoods" to be put first Business and union leaders from across the UK and Europe have joined together to plead for "pace and urgency" in Brexit negotiations.The CBI and the TUC along with their European counterparts are calling on the UK government and the European Union to make "measureable progress".UK and EU leaders will attend