HEALTH workers in Liverpool are calling on councillors who are meeting today to back their fight against a privateer’s attack on their sick pay.
Hundreds of cleaners, cooks and other ancillary workers at the city’s Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University hospitals had...
Wednesday 20th Sep 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
AMBULANCE workers are under so much pressure that thousands took sick leave last year due to stress-related illnesses, according to new union research published today.
The GMB study found that 12 per cent of the ambulance service’s 20,000 staff in England — 2,469 paramedics...
TWO protesters were arrested yesterday during demonstrations at a fracking site in North Yorkshire.
A 69-year-old pensioner and a man aged 33 were cuffed as they blocked the entrance to the site off a country lane near the village of Kirby Misperton, between Malton and Pickering.
Report reveals horrors of insecure work in 21st-century Britain
Tuesday 19th Sep 2017
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...