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  • EHRC staff protest against ‘discriminatory’ job cuts

    CIVIL servants protested outside the equality watchdog’s HQ last night as they staged their third 24-hour strike against dozens of New Year staff cuts.

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is preparing to issue compulsory redundancy notices from January to 24 staff...

    Tuesday 13th Dec 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Fire takes five days to put out ‘due to cuts’

    Government putting lives at risk, says union

    Wednesday 26th Oct 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Industry experts fear thin Brexit plans will sabotage growth

    MANUFACTURERS are warning the government that its non-existent industrial strategy following Brexit risks sabotaging growth.

    The caution today from the manufacturing bosses’ body EEF came as research showed four in five businesses are actively planning to drive up productivity...

    Monday 24th Oct 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • RMT: German rail operator ‘handed contract on a plate’

    GERMAN state-owned company Arriva retained its Cross Country rail franchise yesterday in a decision branded a “public scandal” by rail unions.
    Arriva, owned by Germany’s national railway Deutsche Bahn, will run the franchise until October 2019, the Department for...

    Friday 30th Sep 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Cash needed to stop NHS workers being paid below minimum

    NHS workers will be paid less than the minimum wage in five years unless the government injects hundreds of millions of pounds into the health service, unions have warned.
    In their annual submission to the NHS pay review body published today, the 13 health unions say the government will...

    Friday 30th Sep 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • GMB backs Smith but only 7% voted

    BRITAIN’S third-largest union has backed Owen Smith to become Labour Party leader after a ballot of members — but only 7 per cent voted.

    GMB revealed yesterday that members who voted endorsed Jeremy Corbyn’s rival by 60 per cent to 40 per cent.

    However, only...

    Thursday 11th Aug 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Virgin East Coast staff latest to join wave of strikes

    UNREST across Britain’s franchised railways deepened yesterday after Virgin East Coast staff voted to go on strike over jobs, safety and working conditions.

    RMT union members, already embroiled in a bitter dispute on Southern, backed walkouts by 84 per cent with nine in 10...

    Wednesday 10th Aug 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Cuts in hospital admissions urged to ease nursing crisis

    THE current shortage of nurses could continue beyond 2020 unless hospitals reduce demand for services, the body responsible for training NHS staff warned yesterday.

    Health Education England (HEE) confirmed that it would not be able to supply the NHS with enough nurses if trusts do not...

    Tuesday 9th Aug 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Candidate to lead Ukip backs ban on Muslim veils

    UKIP leadership contender Lisa Duffy defended her pledge to ban the wearing of Muslim veils in public places yesterday, claiming the measure would promote a “well-rounded community.”

    Ms Duffy, who is backed by the party’s former spokeswoman Suzanne Evans, also...

    Tuesday 9th Aug 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Hundreds march for Duggan justice

    HUNDREDS of people chanted “murderers” during a mass Black Lives Matter demonstration at the weekend to mark the fifth anniversary of the police shooting of Mark Duggan.

    The 300-strong crowd marched through the streets on Saturday carrying placards saying “jail racist...

    Monday 8th Aug 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain