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CWU serves ballot legal notice

The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) has served formal legal notice to Royal Mail of its intention to ballot members for industrial action.

Lack of clarity confuses argument over zero-hours contracts

The row over the so called zero-hours contract (ZHC) has gained traction in recent weeks, not least thanks to a survey published by Unite on 8 September, ahead of the TUC Congress in Bournemouth last week.

CWU firm on strike ballot plans as Royal Mail privatisation confirmed

The Communication Workers' Union (CWU) has said plans to privatise Royal Mail, confirmed this morning, are a betrayal of the British public and vowed to press ahead with a planned strike ballot on 20 September.

UK apprenticeships set for shake-up

Last month, the National Apprenticeship Service announced that up to 20,000 apprenticeships were available on its system, while the latest statistics from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) show that over half a million people started an apprenticeship in the last academic year.

Fire chiefs to beef up safety advice to businesses

Print industry leaders have welcomed a commitment from the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) to work with businesses to improve how fire safety regulations are enforced.

Print shines among Warrant Holders

Earlier this month, under an uncharacteristically blazing hot sun, 60,000 visitors converged on the pristine gardens of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the best of British.

Two Sides challenges rival NGO's paper claims

Industry lobbying group Two Sides has hit back at a rival paper NGO's "questionable claims" about the sustainability of paper.

Spending review receives mixed response

Industry heads have called for the government to maintain investment in business, following the Spending Review on Wednesday (26 June).

Small businesses on a high but need more government help

Confidence among small businesses has risen to its highest level in three years but the government must give more impetus, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Interview: 'It has always been about excitement'

It's fair to say that British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) chief executive Kathy Woodward is passionate about print.

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