United Kingdom -Union recognition stolen from Virgin staff -November 22, 2012

Virgin Media has been accused of ‘stealing’ trade union recognition from its staff following the company's result of a referendum on union recognition. Despite the company giving CWU less than a week's notice on the referendum, and bombarding staff with company messages urging them to vote for derecognition, the supposed result was a very slim 52% to 48% in favour of the company's position. According to a Virgin spokesperson the company will from now on deal with staff forums which have an inclusive voice in the company's decision-making.

English: http://www.cwu.org/news/archive/virgin-media-steals-union-recognition.html  

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/nov/22/communication-workers-union-virgin-vote

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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