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  • Hospital business rates rise could see services axed


    NHS services could close and jobs could be axed due to a massive increase in hospital business rates, campaigners warned yesterday.

    Rates paid by hospitals are expected to rise by an average of a third, from £328 million this year to £418m a year by 2021.

    GPs and...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Bosses who fail to pay should ‘face the courts’


    THE Scottish TUC called on the government yesterday to take legal action against employers after more than a dozen Scottish firms were named for failing to pay the minimum wage.

    Sixteen Scottish companies owed 125 workers a staggering £29,611, according to figures released by the...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • LGBT activists bash bishops’ ‘shameful’ marriage report


    DEMONSTRATORS sang hymns yesterday as they demanded the Church of England “stop gay hate” and end inequality outside the General Synod at Westminster’s Church House.

    Protesters called on members of the Synod to reject a “shameful” report from the House of...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • TUC: Wages growing at slowest rate in two years


    PAY is growing at its slowest rate in almost two years, new figures revealed yesterday.

    Official stats released on Wednesday showed a fall in unemployment to just under 1.6 million. These positive findings were tarnished however by news that average earnings in the year to December had...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Abbott attacks sexist abuse in politics


    DIANE ABBOTT warned yesterday that the “politics of personal destruction” and sexist abuse aimed at female MPs could put women off public service.

    The shadow home secretary’s comments came after Brexit secretary David Davis reportedly clashed with her in a Commons bar...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Further Southern walkouts over failure to ensure safety


    SOUTHERN Rail faces another strike by its mistreated workforce in a long-running dispute over staff cuts and safety after talks collapsed on Tuesday.

    Members of rail union RMT will walk out for 24 hours next Wednesday, February 22, as the row over cutting conductors from trains...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • BA cabin crew ready for more poverty pay strikes


    CABIN crew working for British Airways are preparing for two more rounds of strike action over “poverty pay” wages.

    The crew will walkout for four days from tomorrow, and for a further four days from Wednesday next week.

    Their union Unite has called for talks...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Boy’s death leads shop chain to axe display units


    TOPSHOP has recalled its till display units after one landed on a schoolboy who died in hospital hours later, it was revealed yesterday.

    Ten-year-old Kaden Reddick from Reading suffered serious head injuries at the store in the town’s Oracle shopping centre on Monday.

    ...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Reformed sick benefit must help mentally ill


    SICKNESS benefit reforms must deal with the growing amount of people claiming for mental health reasons, the IPPR think tank warned yesterday.

    The number has gone from one-third to half.

    Workers on sickness absence should be on a new “fit pay” scheme involving...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Patients wait months for their cancer diagnosis


    DOCTORS in Scotland warned yesterday that radiology is “on the brink collapse” due to staff shortages, leaving some cancer patients waiting for over a month for diagnosis and treatment.

    Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) spokesman and chairman of the college’s...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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