Stephen Twigg has won some initial support from teaching unions NUT and NASUWT for aspects of his plans for education in England.
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GREEN campaigners protested in Brighton yesterday over council plans to use an incinerator to burn a town's waste.
SINGING and chanting cleaners downed tools to form picket lines outside the Houses of Parliament yesterday.
A RANGE of experts warned yesterday that scarce and expensive energy supplies are set to become a permanent feature of life in Britain, unless the government starts investing in alternative sources.
GENERAL union T&G threatened Christmas walkouts at Luton Airport if bosses exploit Polish workers with poverty pay yesterday.
THE Respect coalition reaffirmed its total opposition to new Labour's anti-terror legislation yesterday, after MP George Galloway's absence from the Commons for last week's vote.
THE National Union of Journalists condemned the "appalling exploitation" of media workers yesterday, warning that they work over six and a half years unpaid overtime throughout their career.
A DELEGATION of British trade unionists will set off on a solidarity mission to the south American republic of Venezuela on Saturday.
CONSTRUCTION union UCATT general secretary Alan Ritchie paid tribute to his predecessor George Brumwell yesterday, who died in hospital on Monday.
THE Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) challenged the 66 British universities with investments in arms companies to sell their shares yesterday after a London university's decision to do just that.
LONDON Mayor Ken Livingstone unveiled 3,255 childcare places in nurseries across London yesterday in the first phase of his Childcare Affordability Programme.