Trade unions and ...
Follow
96.8K views | +65 today
Trade unions and social activism
News about trade unions and the fight for social and economic justice.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Leicester Worker

Leicester Worker | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

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.


Our other pages:


Health and Safety at Work


Leicester


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Jewish fury after Ukip's Nigel Farage forms a pact with Holocaust deniers to secure funding from the EU

Jewish fury after Ukip's Nigel Farage forms a pact with Holocaust deniers to secure funding from the EU | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Board of Deputies of British Jews said it was ‘gravely concerned’ by Ukip’s deal to accept a member of the Polish Congress of the new Right (KNP) into its grouping in the European Parliament.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

'Rapid deterioration' in jail safety

'Rapid deterioration' in jail safety | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There has been a rapid deterioration in the state of jails in England and Wales with cracks in the system of widening, the chief prison of inspector warns.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Tens of thousands of Catalans rally, demand early elections (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Tens of thousands of Catalans rally, demand early elections (VIDEO, PHOTOS) | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
About 110,000 people gathered in the center of Barcelona to call for snap regional elections after Catalonia was forced to cancel its November 9 independence referendum under pressure from Madrid.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Parliament's New Chainsaw – The Infrastructure Bill

Parliament's New Chainsaw – The Infrastructure Bill | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
DID you know legislation is currently being pushed through Parliament that will allow any public land to be transferred by a Government agency, all rights of way extinguished, to private developers?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Scottish Labour call in experts used against BNP to tackle SNP

Scottish Labour call in experts used against BNP to tackle SNP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Scottish Labour call in experts used against BNP to tackle SNP
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square

Police move to clear Occupy protesters from Parliament Square | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Between 50 and 100 Occupy Democracy protesters remain after police arrest one and evict others after three days in square
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Fracking concerns highlighted in city centre flash mob

Fracking concerns highlighted in city centre flash mob | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Concerns that fracking could come to Nottinghamshire have been highlighted in a flash mob by campaigners. Shoppers stopped in their tracks when they saw a performance being carried out in the Old...
more...
Varun K's curator insight, October 20, 1:29 PM

whole thing is great

 

Aaron O.'s curator insight, Today, 12:13 PM

how citizens are responding to fracking

 

AlaineS's curator insight, Today, 4:59 PM

It has expert opinions and has good reasons.

Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

When do the clocks go back?

When do the clocks go back? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again, when we prepare to put our clocks back an hour. The days are getting shorter and nights are getting colder, yes - we're definitely nearing winter. And just so you...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Exclusive: Taxpayers footed £1m bill for free schools that never opened

Exclusive: Taxpayers footed £1m bill for free schools that never opened | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
More than £1m of taxpayers’ money has been spent on proposals for free schools that never opened.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Tear gas, clashes as anti-nationalist rally in N. Italy turns violent (VIDEO)

Tear gas, clashes as anti-nationalist rally in N. Italy turns violent (VIDEO) | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Bologna at a rally against the far-right Forza Nuova party, who ran a counter-protest the same day. At least four people were injured in clashes between protesters and police as the rival protests met.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Fresh inquiry will examine public funding of defunct charity with links to PM

Fresh inquiry will examine public funding of defunct charity with links to PM | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Government’s spending watchdog has opened a fresh investigation into a charity with links to David Cameron that was wound up after allegations that it had misused public funds.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Confident Greens eye 12 seats in England

Confident Greens eye 12 seats in England | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
As membership soars and voters lose faith in the three main parties, leader Natalie Bennett says the next election could be ‘wide open’
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

'We will pay off debt': Spain’s 'indignant' party

'We will pay off debt': Spain’s 'indignant' party | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Spain's left-wing Podemos grouping on Sunday backed away from previous hints it would refuse to pay off Spain's public debt, in a bid to win more voters to its
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Exam appeals change 45,500 grades

Exam appeals change 45,500 grades | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Ukip does deal with far-right, racist Holocaust-denier to save EU funding

Ukip does deal with far-right, racist Holocaust-denier to save EU funding | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The agreement with the Polish Congress of the New Right will save Nigel Farage’s European parliament grouping
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

NHS radiographers strike over pay

NHS radiographers strike over pay | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Radiographers across the UK hold a four-hour strike in the latest walkout by NHS staff in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

The dark side of hate speech in Merseside

The dark side of hate speech in Merseside | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ms Berger said the social media attack had left her 'deeply shocked' and was 'grossly offensive'
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Get Mike Read’s Ukip calypso song to number one, urges Nigel Farage

Get Mike Read’s Ukip calypso song to number one, urges Nigel Farage | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
‘Leaders committed a cardinal sin, opened the borders let them all come in,’ sings former Radio 1 DJ in faux-Caribbean accent
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Turkey gives Peshmerga forces passage to Kobane

Turkey gives Peshmerga forces passage to Kobane | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The Turkish government has agreed to give Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces passage to the besieged Kurdish town of Kobane, a well-placed source told Rudaw today.

The official source said that Turkey has responded positively to a request from Kurdish President Massoud...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Gay couple ‘thrown off London bus for kissing’

Gay couple ‘thrown off London bus for kissing’ | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Transport chiefs investigating incident where driver reportedly shouted: ‘It’s disgusting. Get off the bus’ at kissing couple
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Backing Nigel Farage's Ukip no longer seen as a wasted vote, poll shows

Backing Nigel Farage's Ukip no longer seen as a wasted vote, poll shows | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage's Ukip has climbed to record popularity and is no longer seen as “a wasted vote” following its triumph at Clacton, an exclusive poll reveals today.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Nuclear site unveils £2.5m gun range

Nuclear site unveils £2.5m gun range | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A £2.5m Civil Nuclear Constabulary firing range is opened at the Dounreay nuclear power complex in Caithness.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

More Labour voters “seriously consider” voting UKIP

More Labour voters “seriously consider” voting UKIP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour's lead has been halved from six points to three in a ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. Con 31%
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

Andrew Selous: 'Disabled are grateful so work harder,' says Tory minister

Andrew Selous: 'Disabled are grateful so work harder,' says Tory minister | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A second government minister made contentious comments over the disabled and their role in the workplace at the Conservative Party's annual conference last month, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Leicester Worker
Scoop.it!

The Phone Co-op offers UK's first ethical smartphone

The Phone Co-op offers UK's first ethical smartphone | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: Mobile phone co-operative secures exclusive deal to stock ‘the most ethical mobile handset on the market’
more...
No comment yet.