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  • Rally at Doncaster jail to highlight trans rights failure


    DONCASTER PRISON is expected to be surrounded by campaigners today in protest against the treatment of a transgender inmate who committed suicide last month.

    Jenny Swift, 49, was incarcerated in the men’s prison in South Yorkshire despite having lived as a woman.

    For...

    Saturday 21st Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Trade union hero Kevin Halpin dies aged 90


    TRADE union activist Kevin Halpin has died at the age of 90.

    He was a fighter for the working class all his life as a rank-and-file union organiser and communist.

    Born in Preston, Lancashire, he committed himself to fighting the system that saw his mother die in the...

    Saturday 21st Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Public sector staff to lose thousands in real-terms wages


    KEY public-sector workers such as midwives, nurses, firefighters and teachers will suffer cuts of nearly a 10th in their real-terms pay by 2021, a new study published today has found.

    Other victims will include social workers, ambulance drivers, Border Agency staff and jobcentre...

    Wednesday 18th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Tory Tribunal Fees are Giving Britain’s Worst Bosses a Free Ride


    PUNITIVE fees for employment tribunals are allowing bad bosses to get away with shocking treatment of workers, figures revealed yesterday show.

    New regulations giving employment tribunals powers to fine rule-breaking employers for “aggravating factors” in unfair dismissal...

    Tuesday 17th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Hospital pair win reinstatement as trolley row ends


    TWO hospital staff members who were suspended just before Christmas for refusing to use dangerous equipment returned to work yesterday.

    The two GMB union porters, who work at Watford General Hospital, had said they would not push food trolleys which were piled so high that they would...

    Tuesday 17th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Fujitsu workers take 11th day of strike action over threats to jobs and pay


    HUNDREDS of workers at hi-tech transnational Fujitsu in Manchester staged an 11th day of strike action yesterday in their struggle over pay, pensions and job security.

    The 300 staff have repeatedly walked out since November after the company announced it would start laying workers off...

    Saturday 14th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • GMB: regulator must investigate Asos conditions


    GENERAL union GMB called on the government’s newly appointed regulator yesterday to investigate the shocking treatment of workers by online fashion retailer Asos.

    GMB urged Labour Market Enforcement director Sir David Metcalf to probe working conditions at the retailer’s...

    Friday 13th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Prosecutors given Hillsborough files for 23 suspects


    INVESTIGATORS into the Hillsborough football stadium disaster handed files on 23 suspects — including police officers — to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) yesterday.

    Ninety-six Liverpool fans died in the tragedy during a 1989 FA Cup semi-final when police caused a crush...

    Friday 13th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Workers with 70 years service sacked


    TRUSTEES of a 1,000-year-old aristocratic estate in Cornwall were accused of “modern feudalism” yesterday over plans to sack workers with a total of 70 years’ service between them.

    The 6,000-acre Port Eliot Estate in Cornwall has been owned for centuries by successive...

    Thursday 12th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Anti-terror police arrest man for inciting race hate


    COUNTERTERROR police arrested a 21-year-old Blackpool man yesterday for inciting racial hatred.

    The man was arrested for two public order offences after allegedly using threatening, abusive and insulting words likely to stir up racial hatred.

    One charge relates to remarks on...

    Thursday 12th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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