Union claims proposal is a ‘shortfall’ in the pensions promise
Saturday 15th Jul 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
FIVE peace campaigners were arrested yesterday after blockading the Trident nuclear weapons base at Coulport in Scotland.
The five locked themselves together using concrete blocks and metal tubes at 7am across the access road leading to the base.
Police were forced to use...
Wednesday 12th Jul 2017
A RECORD crowd is expected tomorrow at the 133rd annual Durham Miners’ Gala after last year’s event drew in 150,000 people.
More supporters are set to join Europe’s biggest celebration of the labour and trade union movement following Labour Party’s success in whittling down the...
Friday 7th Jul 2017
Airline faces legal action for undermining strike
Thursday 6th Jul 2017
A TOTAL of 137 people were killed at work last year, 10 fewer than in 2015, according to the government’s Health and Safety Executive.
But nationwide workplace safety group the Hazards Campaign warned yesterday the figure was dwarfed by the numbers of people dying of work-related...
BIRTHDAY events are being held across Britain today to mark the 69th anniversary of the founding of the NHS.
The celebrations coincide with new research which shows that nearly 75 per cent of voters believe the NHS is getting worse, including 61 per cent of Tories.
Wednesday 5th Jul 2017
ZERO-HOURS contracts are causing mental health problems for young workers, a study published today reveals.
The University College London (UCL) study, which analysed data for more than 7,700 people living in England born in 1989-90, has prompted a renewed call from the TUC for...
TEACHING unions called for the abolition of Sats exams yesterday after almost 40 per cent of primary pupils in England failed to meet expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics.
One teaching union said children who failed were treated as “collateral damage” in...
DONALD TRUMP will face “one of the largest protests in history” if he springs a surprise trip to one of his golf courses in Scotland this month.
Rumours mounted yesterday that the US president may make a last-minute visit when he comes to Europe this month for trips to...
Tuesday 4th Jul 2017
“UNFIT” energy watchdog Ofgem must be abolished, the GMB union said yesterday as the regulator mulled over a “toothless” price cap for poor consumers.
Ofgem announced yesterday that it is considering a “safeguard tariff” for vulnerable consumers,...