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  • Privatised Rail ‘Not Fit For Purpose’


    More MPs join growing calls to renationalise failing industry

    Monday 6th Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Bosses: We can’t afford min wage


    BRITISH bosses are pleading poverty in response to plans to increase the minimum wage and introduce a levy to fund apprenticeships.

    Bosses’ club the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) claimed yesterday that many firms would struggle to meet the £7.50 an hour wage.

    ...

    Monday 6th Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Criticisms rise as MPs denied debate over neoliberal deal


    THE government was accused yesterday of denying MPs a debate on a widely criticised international trade deal that would let corporations take over Britain’s public services.

    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) between the EU and Canada contains provisions...

    Monday 6th Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Violence against shopworkers up 28% in a year


    VIOLENCE and abuse targeting shopworkers has shot up by 28 per cent in a year, a report revealed yesterday.

    The increase, based on figures from 2015, which are the most recent available, was uncovered by a British Retail Consortium survey, prompting a call from the leader of the...

    Friday 3rd Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Tube bosses’ offer comes up short


    STRIKES will continue on London Underground after bosses put forward proposals to create only 325 new jobs to replace 838 staff sacked through ticket-office closures and cuts in station staff.

    The Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said yesterday that its members will strike for...

    Tuesday 31st Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Humber activists lobby to stop 25% public health cuts


    HEALTH campaigners will take to the streets tomorrow urging Humberside health bosses to drop “self-defeating” plans to slash the numbers of health visitors and school nurses by 25 per cent.

    They will lobby Humber NHS Foundation Trust board members over a mooted...

    Tuesday 31st Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Bandaged campaigners ‘die’ on hospital steps


    BANDAGE-clad campaigners staged a die-in on the steps of Manchester Royal Infirmary on Saturday to signify the damaging effects of cuts, closures and privatisation on the NHS.

    The protest drew campaigners from groups such as Keep Our NHS Public, the Communist Party of Britain and the...

    Monday 30th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Government to face the courts over Saudi sales


    PEACE activists are taking the British government to court over its selling of arms to Saudi Arabia — an act they claim is illegal.

    Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) argues that the government is in breach of its own regulations and acting illegally by granting licences to...

    Saturday 28th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Government funding cuts could mean 4-day weeks for schoolkids


    SCHOOLS could be forced to open only four days a week due to lack of government funding, teachers and MPs warned yesterday as new cuts to the sector were announced.

    The Treasury clawed back £384 million from the education budget yesterday after its plan to force schools to become...

    Saturday 28th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Computer firm to shift jobs overseas


    A COMPUTER firm is to sack 1,100 British workers and transfer their jobs to other countries where labour is cheaper, the Unite union announced yesterday.

    Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is part of a multinational companies based in the US.

    The sackings would chuck 22 per...

    Saturday 28th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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