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  • Sturgeon to ask for indy ref two


    NICOLA STURGEON confirmed yesterday that she will ask to hold a second independence referendum in Scotland, accusing the Tories of ignoring Scots’ opinions on leaving the EU.

    The SNP leader said the vote will enable Scots to opt to remain in the European Union (EU) or leave with...

    Tuesday 14th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Ex-miner and Labour MP calls for unity in party


    EX-MINER and Labour MP for Blaydon David Anderson has made a passionate plea for unity in the Parliamentary Labour Party, comparing its division with that of striking miners in the 1980s.

    Mr Anderson was speaking on Saturday at an event commemorating the deaths on the picket line of...

    Monday 13th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • National Gallery staff protest after bosses U-turn on pay


    WORKERS at London’s internationally renowned National Gallery will protest tonight after a contractor reneged on a pledge to pay them the living wage.

    Members of Civil Service union PCS staged 111 days of strike action in 2015 when bosses handed a contract to run visitor services...

    Monday 13th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Noisy protesters to make Orgreave call in London


    HUNDREDS of noisy protesters are expected at the Home Office in London on Monday to demand a public inquiry into the notorious police attack on striking miners at Orgreave during the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

    The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) has organised the Make...

    Saturday 11th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Thatcher fear of ‘witch-hunt’ blocked probe


    Police brutality investigation was buried in ’84

    Friday 10th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Council fined after making whistleblower redundant


    A TRADE union whistleblower is to receive tens of thousands of pounds in compensation from Carmarthenshire County Council in Wales because it treated him unfairly while making redundancies.

    Pembrey Country Park ski centre co-ordinator Eirian Morris was found by an employment tribunal...

    Friday 10th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Police accused of frack rally repression


    LANCASHIRE anti-fracking protesters reported yesterday that they are facing escalating violence from police.

    Campaigners with Frack Free Lancashire (FFL) demonstrate daily at a fracking site in Preston New Road site on the Fylde Coast operated by energy firm Cuadrilla.

    FFL said...

    Friday 10th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Communist stands in mayoral election


    THE Communist Party of Britain is to contest the election of a mayor for the west Midlands.

    The West Midlands Combined Authority covers seven boroughs and will have powers over transport, economic development and regeneration in the region, which includes the city of Birmingham. The...

    Thursday 9th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Drivers to protest against sacking of union members


    RIDERS with food courier firm Deliveroo in Leeds are to stage a mass protest cycle in the city on Friday after two riders were sacked and five had their hours cut for contributing to an online union chat site.

    Deliveroo employs about 300 riders in the city with only 30 of them working...

    Wednesday 8th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Value of public-sector pay ‘will drop £4,000 by 2020’


    PUBLIC-SECTOR workers face an average pay cut of £4,073 in real terms by the end of this Parliament, due to a combination of the government-imposed pay freeze and rising inflation following the vote to leave the EU.

    General union GMB says in a new report that publicsector staff...

    Wednesday 8th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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