Report reveals horrors of insecure work in 21st-century Britain
Tuesday 19th Sep 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Every trust in England uses private providers for 999 calls
GREEDY landowners in Scotland are clinging on to hundreds of derelict and empty sites which could be used to solve the country’s housing crisis, the Scottish Greens said yesterday.
The party is calling on the Scottish government to introduce a tax on empty sites that they argue...
HEALTH professionals have warned that the NHS is “at breaking point” after two junior doctors were left to care for more than 400 patients at a Plymouth hospital on a night shift.
The warning came from doctors’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) after...
REDUNDANCIES and privatisation have seen public-sector employment fall to its lowest level for 70 years, a union study showed yesterday.
Research by GMB reveals that jobs in the public sector today represent 16.9 per cent of the labour market — the lowest figure since 1947.
Monday 18th Sep 2017
WORKERS at a jobcentre in Sheffi eld are on the picket line today in the latest of a series of strikes to oppose the centre’s proposed closure.
The Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) is targeting 78 jobcentres nationwide for closure to make what it describes as...
CAMPAIGNERS have taken to the streets in protest to save South Yorkshire’s last remaining Women’s Aid centre for victims of domestic abuse and violence.
The demonstrators in Doncaster on Saturday demanded that council funding continues for the town’s Women’s Aid...
A METROPOLITAN POLICE officer who arrested a young man who died 70 minutes later should be suspended, a police watchdog recommended yesterday.
Rashan Charles, 20, died on July 22 having after being “restrained” by Met officers when he ran into a shop in Dalston in east...
THE Royal Navy’s newest and most expensive ever warship could end up stranded in port due to a strike by a tug boat crew.
The £3.1 billion aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth is moored in Portsmouth, where tug boat crews employed by privateer Serco are involved in a national...
Saturday 16th Sep 2017
Sacking of two disabled workers sparks prospect of a Christmas strike
Friday 15th Sep 2017