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  • Crane drivers reject measly pay rise and prepare for strikes


    UNITE warned of a “summer of chaos” across Britain’s construction sites yesterday after crane drivers rejected a “derisory” pay offer.

    Crane drivers employed by Sheffield-based HTC Wolffkran Ltd — the biggest provider of tower cranes and drivers in...

    Saturday 25th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • 1,000s of speech therapist jobs ‘at risk under STPs’


    HEALTH service bosses have failed to guarantee the future of thousands of speech and language therapists in secretive plans to dismantle and privatise the NHS, Unite revealed yesterday.

    The union, which represents 5,000 of around 15,000 speech and language therapists, has posed...

    Saturday 25th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Committee condemns bank charges ‘scandal’


    BRITAIN’S poorest people are being denied access to basic financial services with almost two million unable to set up a bank account, a Lords report published today finds.

    A House of Lords committee has condemned the situation as “a scandal” and says it must end.

    ...

    Saturday 25th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Unite: nuke guards sell-off is dangerous


    SUPERMARKET security staff could soon be protecting Britain’s nuclear weapons under ideologically driven Tory plans to privatise the work, the Unite union warned yesterday.

    The government is planning to privatise the Ministry of Defence Guard Service (MGS), which is responsible...

    Thursday 23rd Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Southern open to talks if RMT cease all strike action


    RAIL profiteer Southern is attempting to derail the next round of industrial action against its plans to sack safety-critical train guards by offering talks — but only if all strike action is called off.

    Rail union RMT, which is fiercely defending the role of guards, is...

    Tuesday 21st Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • We Will Win Battle for Orgreave Justice


    Trade unionists renew call for full public inquiry

    Monday 20th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Yorkshire pledges to fight STP cuts attack on our NHS


    UNION members will launch a campaign in Yorkshire against the sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) which threaten to ravage the NHS.

    STPs — dubbed by campaigners “slash, trash and privatise” — are NHS England’s five-year plans covering all...

    Monday 20th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Toyota pledges £240 million for Derbyshire plant


    TOYOTA pledged yesterday to invest £240 million to modernise its plant in Derbyshire.

    But the Japanese car firm’s boss, Dr Johan Van Zyl, urged the government to ensure Britain retains tariff-free access to the European market when it leaves the EU.

    He warned:...

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Ofcom to probe Sky takeover bid


    A MULTIBILLION-POUND bid by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox conglomerate to take over Sky TV is to be investigated by media watchdog Ofcom.

    Concerns over the increased concentration of media control in Mr Murdoch’s hands that would result from the proposed £11.7...

    Friday 17th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Javid in a pickle as fracking activists fry him in court


    ANTI-FRACKING campaigners are launching legal action against Environment Secretary Sajid Javid today after he overruled local authorities in Lancashire that had refused planning permission for the controversial process.

    Lancashire County Council and several local councils refused...

    Wednesday 15th Mar 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain


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