As Tories cut benefits across Britain for festive season, people are protesting for the ending of Theresa May’s disastrous universal credit mess
Saturday 2nd Dec 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Publicly owned bank plans to sack 1,000 workers on high streets
Hundreds expected to circle round threatened local hospital
SOUTHAMPTON University boss Sir Christopher Snowden was paid an incredible £433,000 last year while plotting to sack 75 academics.
Accounts released recently showed that the vice-chancellor was awarded the huge sum for 2016-17, £81,000 more than for the 10 months he worked...
REGIONAL newspaper boss Henry Faure Walker is pocketing more than £1 million in pay and perks while planning to axe scores of journalists in time for Christmas.
The Newsquest chief executive has been awarded the bumper pay package while hard-up journalists on his regional titles...
NHS bosses admitted yesterday that the health service will not meet its waiting targets next year due to chronic underfunding.
At NHS England’s board meeting yesterday, politicians and trade unionists were shocked to find “unprecedented confirmation” in the board...
Friday 1st Dec 2017
STAFF at some of Britain’s top universities could be left up to £208,000 worse off in retirement if bosses succeed with plans to abolish their pension scheme.
Members of the lecturers’ union UCU are balloting on strike action against a plan by vice-chancellors —...
OECD says gloomy government forecasts are too optimistic
Wednesday 29th Nov 2017
UNIONS at Rosyth shipyard in Fife vowed yesterday to resist compulsory redundancies as construction of two aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy nears completion.
Bosses at the key shipyard declared 250 redundancies yesterday.
Workers employed by shipbuilders Babcock have...
MORE than a third of local authority jobs in England have gone since 2010 because of central government cuts, general union GMB revealed yesterday.
The union’s analysis of official data showed that councils employed 2,081,400 workers in 2010 but only 1,383,400 in mid-2017 —...