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  • Underpaid cabin crew launch strike


    BRITISH AIRWAYS was forced to cancel around 40 flights from Heathrow yesterday as cabin crew launched a 48-hour strike over “poverty pay.”

    Mixed fleet cabin crew who have joined the airline since 2010 and make up 15 per cent of BA’s stewards have a basic starting...

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Guardian edits out criticism from director Loach


    KEN LOACH’S trenchant criticism of the Guardian newspaper in a letter defending Jeremy Corbyn was edited out of Tuesday’s published edition, leaving the film-maker bemused.

    Mr Loach’s letter came in response to the paper’s story about focus group research among...

    Thursday 29th Dec 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Bectu confirms it will join Prospect


    BROADCASTING union Bectu will merge with Prospect on New Year’s Day following a decisive vote in favour.

    Bectu confirmed that it would join forces with the engineering and science union on January 1.

    The announcement follows a two-month ballot, which closed at the end of...

    Saturday 24th Dec 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Prison officers reject pay and pensions deal


    PRISON officers “overwhelmingly” rejected a pay and pensions deal yesterday that had been endorsed by union leaders.

    The package included a provision allowing guards to continue retiring at 65 when the state pension age rises to 68.

    But Prison Officers Association...

    Friday 23rd Dec 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Free schools: kids taught in car parks and warehouses


    THOUSANDS of schoolchildren are being educated in old office blocks and warehouses as a third of free schools are still housed in temporary accommodation, Labour revealed yesterday.

    The party said the Tories’ flagship free-school policy was “in chaos,” with 110 not in...

    Friday 23rd Dec 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • 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


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