THREE construction firms will appear in court today over the death of a worker and injury to two others on London’s Crossrail project.
Rene Tkacik died on March 7 2014, after being crushed by falling concrete while working on the rail project’s Fisher Street tunnel.
Wednesday 12th Apr 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
THE cost of living is leaping ahead of income for ordinary working people, inflation figures published yesterday reveal.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the inflation rate was 2.3 per cent in March, unchanged from February.
But food and clothing prices leapt and...
ALMOST 1,000 adult social care staff quit their jobs every day in England last year, Skills for Care reported yesterday.
Data gathered by the charity revealed that 338,520 social care workers out of a workforce of 1.3 million quit in 2015-2016, the equivalent to 928 carers a day.
BRITAIN’S construction industry has taken a turn for the worse, prompting unions to press the government for urgent investment in the country’s infrastructure.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that construction output was down 1.7 per cent in February,...
Saturday 8th Apr 2017
Key committee backs Bill for workers’ rights
ANTI-RACISTS will come together in a show of unity in Croydon today following the horrific beating of a teenage asylum-seeker in that part of south-east London last week.
Reker Ahmed, a 17-year-old Kurdish-Iranian, was waiting at a bus stop with two friends when he was approached by a...
Corbyn’s plan to charge private schools VAT to pay for free meals
Friday 7th Apr 2017
PARENTS who take their children on holiday during the school term face prosecution after Supreme Court judges ruled against a father who took his daughter on holiday.
John Platt appealed against a fine imposed in magistrates’ court because he took his daughter to Disney World,...
OFFICIAL rail regulators “have no idea” how disabled passengers will be affected by the removal of guards from trains and the operation of driver-only services, the RMT union revealed yesterday.
The admission is contained in documents obtained by the union from transport...
LLOYDS revealed details of another 100 branch closures yesterday, hitting more than 200 jobs.
The announcement will affect 54 Lloyds branches, 22 Halifax branches and 24 Bank of Scotland branches.
The announcement was met with anger by union Unite, which represents staff across...
Thursday 6th Apr 2017