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This is a project by Leicester and District Trades Union Council.

We have suspended production of our print version of Leicester Worker and are exploring ways of developing an online presence.


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Exclusive: Tory Clacton selection will be an open primary

Exclusive: Tory Clacton selection will be an open primary | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
How do the Conservatives make the Clacton by-election more difficult for Douglas Carswell? I hear from two extremely well-placed sources that the selection for the Tory candidate will be an…
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Religious leaders want a ban on faith schools excluding pupils because of their beliefs

Religious groups today join with secular campaigners to demand that ministers ban faith schools from excluding pupils because of their beliefs – and make it illegal for them to refuse to employ staff from other religions.
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EU expert groups dominated by corporate interest, say NGOs

EU expert groups dominated by corporate interest, say NGOs | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Pro-transparency groups and trade unions are urging the European Commission to scale back corporate influence on policy-making decisions.
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Exclusive: South Downs and New Forest national parks under threat from Tory donor’s electricity pipeline

Exclusive: South Downs and New Forest national parks under threat from Tory donor’s electricity pipeline | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The South Downs and New Forest national parks are potentially under threat from plans drawn up by a major Conservative donor to build a giant electricity pipeline from France to southern England.
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Gout and rickets on the rise: Public health expert warns of rise in Tudor-era diseases

Gout and rickets on the rise: Public health expert warns of rise in Tudor-era diseases | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Malnutrition and diseases such as rickets and gout are on the rise due to poor diet, a leading public health expert has warned.
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‘Set up to fail’ - Sheffield library lease fears weeks before takeover

‘Set up to fail’ - Sheffield library lease fears weeks before takeover | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Concerns have been raised that volunteer groups set to take over Sheffield libraries in exactly one month’s time were being ‘set up to fail’.
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JOHN WARE on the billion-pound 'racket' behind our schools and hospitals

JOHN WARE on the billion-pound 'racket' behind our schools and hospitals | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
JOHN WARE: It was Labour's favorite trick for cookingthe books- using private money to build hospitals and school. Grave concerns are growing among many expert observers that the Private Finance Initiative looks to be one of the scandals of our age
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The dizzying decline of Britain’s local newspapers: do you want the bad news, or the good news?

The dizzying decline of Britain’s local newspapers: do you want the bad news, or the good news? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The latest print circulation figures for Britain’s regional newspapers appear to show an industry driven to the precipice and staring at imminent extinction.
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Can Dotcom make a difference in NZ elections?

Can Dotcom make a difference in NZ elections? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
As the New Zealand general elections roll ever closer, people are beginning to wonder if much of what internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has been up to over the last six months will pay off. Will his...
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New Poll Puts Podemos Neck-And-Neck With Spanish Socialist Party For Second Place In Spanish Politics

New Poll Puts Podemos Neck-And-Neck With Spanish Socialist Party For Second Place In Spanish Politics | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

PODEMOS: The Sigma Dos poll for El Mundo showed the continued meteoric rise of the protest party led by Pablo Iglesias, and a collapse in support for United Left.

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Protest against the Bucks fire 'lockout'

FBU members in Buckinghamshire who walked out in a dispute over pensions have lost 156 hours' pay after employers insisted they would have to work the rest of their shift for free on strike days.


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US Pentagon: Israel Shelled This Gaza Town Every 6 Seconds for 7 HOURS in 'absolutely deadly' Attack

US Pentagon: Israel Shelled This Gaza Town Every 6 Seconds for 7 HOURS in 'absolutely deadly' Attack | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A summary report by the US Pentagon has revealed the overwhelming and wholly disproportionate use of force applied by Israel against predominantly civilian populations and infrastructure in Gaza du...
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Knesset launches probe of Gaza war

Knesset launches probe of Gaza war | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Opposition lawmaker calls probe by panel which has coalition majority majority 'a caricature'

- Knesset, Zahava Gal-On, Operation Protective Edge, inquiry
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Halliburton agrees oil spill deal

Halliburton agrees oil spill deal | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

US oilfield services firm Halliburton says it has reached a $1.1bn (£660m) settlement to meet the majority of claims against it for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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British witches demand justice for the Bideford Three executed 300 years ago

British witches demand justice for the Bideford Three executed 300 years ago | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Under the shadow of Exeter Castle, a sea of besom brooms and black hats stretched as far as the eye can see. The smell of jasmine incense filled the air. At one point a collective cackle was heard. The Grand Witches’ Tea Party was under way.
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Tube cleaners balloted for strike action over fingerprinting

Tube cleaners balloted for strike action over fingerprinting | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Tube Union RMT today confirmed that underground cleaners working for ISS are to be balloted for strike action and action short of a strike over outrageous attempts to force them to be subjected to finger-printing on a daily basis.

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An essential movement in the face of wage inequality

An essential movement in the face of wage inequality | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Organized labor is key in the fight against income disparity, writes Veronica Turner of 1199SEIU.
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Exclusive: Tesco price falls again as investors rush to dump shares

Exclusive: Tesco price falls again as investors rush to dump shares | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Major City banks and fund managers including Deutsche Bank, Invesco and State Street have rushed to dump tens of millions of pounds worth of Tesco shares since Friday’s profit warning.
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Israel's economic star begins to wane

Israel's economic star begins to wane | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Business: Conflicts with Hamas and a strong shekel show cracks in an economy once designated 'Best in the West'.
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These 17 Journalists Were Killed by Israel In Gaza

These 17 Journalists Were Killed by Israel In Gaza | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
During the recent War on Gaza, a disproportionate number of civilians - many of them children - were killed in attacks by the Israeli Defense Forces. But
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Contesting Hegemony in Chile

Contesting Hegemony in Chile | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Chileans have lived, since the end of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship in 1990, in a neoliberal democracy with essentially two sides to its dominant governance. On the one hand, Chile has recovered ...
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Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%'

Payday loan hardship cases 'up 42%' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to a debt charity.

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Scottish independence: Four reasons why the narrowing gap is significant

Scottish independence: Four reasons why the narrowing gap is significant | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A Scottish independence referendum poll by YouGov has the no lead down to six points from more than 20 in early August. Is it game on in Scotland?
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IndustriALL demands release of arrested Iranian miners

IndustriALL demands release of arrested Iranian miners | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the Iranian President to release nine miners arrested on 19 August for striking at the Bafgh Iron Ore Mine in Yazd, Iran.
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Nazi disabled victims memorial opens

Nazi disabled victims memorial opens | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

A glass monument has been publicly opened in Berlin to 300,000 victims of the Nazis with mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses.

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