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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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Union attacks blacklist compensation

Union attacks blacklist compensation | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

The GMB union has described an offer of compensation for blacklisted construction workers as "grossly inadequate"

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Countess Albina Du Boisrouvray: ‘We’re dealing with people who have absolutely nothing’

Countess Albina Du Boisrouvray: ‘We’re dealing with people who have absolutely nothing’ | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
I am on time to meet Countess Albina Du Boisrouvray, but she’s late. When she arrives, she’s all breathless. She was stuck in the lift in her London hotel. The doors locked and nothing happened. “I felt claustrophobic, do you get claustrophobic?” asks, turning her predicament on to me. Suddenly, I find myself drawn into discussing with her similar experiences of my own.
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Union claims National Library of Wales in 'turmoil' on eve of high-profile employment tribunal

Union claims National Library of Wales in 'turmoil' on eve of high-profile employment tribunal | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Two senior figures pursue legal action against library while senior union officials speaks out over low morale among staff
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Swing to Labour extends deeper into Tory territory - Lord Ashcroft Polls

In previous rounds of battleground research I have looked at the twelve most marginal Conservative-held seats with Labour in second place, and the twelve Labour-held seats with the smallest majorities over the Tories. Last month I re-surveyed the Conservative seats, many of which look competitive despite the overall swing to Labour.

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'Growth drives UK flooding problems'

'Growth drives UK flooding problems' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Part of the UK's problem with flooding is self-imposed, new research suggests.

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Big Society charity winds up after claims it misused up to £2.5m in funding

Big Society charity winds up after claims it misused up to £2.5m in funding | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A controversial charity that received over £2.5m of lottery and government grants is to be wound up amid allegations that it misused funding and made inappropriate payments to its directors.
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Thanks to Help to Buy, builders are the new bankers

Thanks to Help to Buy, builders are the new bankers | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Outlook Recognise this story? An industry in difficulties, a hefty dose of public sector support, and then big bonuses for the management. But this time we’re not talking about bankers, but some of the UK’s biggest housebuilders.
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Israeli ship forced to leave port of Oakland after community and union protest

Israeli ship forced to leave port of Oakland after community and union protest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Major Victory Against Israel Apartheid Regime: Zim Lines Ship Piraeus Forced To Leave Port Of Oakland After Labor – Community Pickets and ILWU Refusal To Work

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'More' private hospital data needed

'More' private hospital data needed | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Private hospitals should release the same levels of data about patient safety incidents as NHS providers, a report says.

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Labour NEC elections: The results

Labour NEC elections: The results | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour's NEC election is a long one - but it came to an end on Monday after 8 months. The results have just been announced, and we've published them below. The top six candidates (Ken Livingstone, ...
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Newcastle opposition leader complains about show of solidarity with Gaza

Newcastle opposition leader complains about show of solidarity with Gaza | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Lib Dem Group Leader makes official complaint

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Thousands march on CNN to denounce its Ferguson coverage

Thousands march on CNN to denounce its Ferguson coverage | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Atlanta -- The crowd had been organized by college and high school students. Estimated by the Atlanta police at 5,000, they gathered at CNN on Aug. 18 to denounce its scurrilous news coverage of the killing of Mike Brown by a Ferguson cop — with sensationalized images of "violent" protes
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People's Climate March Manchester + Lobby of Labour Party Conference

Sunday, September 21, 11:00 AMPiccadilly Gardens and then Manchester Central (formerly GMEX)

Piccadilly Gardens
Manchester, M1 1AF, United Kingdom
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Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them, police said Wednesday.
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£1.2 Billion End Of Life Care Contract 'A Privatisation Too Far', Say Unison

£1.2 Billion End Of Life Care Contract 'A Privatisation Too Far', Say Unison | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Unison is calling on patients and residents to 'fight-back' against the planned privatisation of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent cancer and end of life care services.
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Introducing Rupert, the Tory spy whose cover was blown on a Labour battle bus

Rupert the Young Conservative is not in line to be remembered as one of the great undercover operators of the age. He tried to infiltrate a Labour Party event, posing as a party activist, but overlooked some of the basics of successful spying – such as having a convincing back story and remembering his cover name.
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Lord Ashcroft: Paper trail suggests billionaire who quit donating is still funding Tories

Lord Ashcroft: Paper trail suggests billionaire who quit donating is still funding Tories | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
It was more than a year ago now that Lord Ashcroft, the Conservative Party peer who bankrolled the Tories 2010 election campaign, let it be known that his funding days were over.
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Traffic 'chaos' ahead of Nato summit

Traffic 'chaos' ahead of Nato summit | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

People are being urged to use public transport to get into Cardiff city centre after complaints security ahead of the Newport Nato summit is causing "absolute chaos"

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Israel-Gaza conflict: Fighting resumes as Israel claims to have killed Hamas chief

Israel-Gaza conflict: Fighting resumes as Israel claims to have killed Hamas chief | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Palestinian fatalities spiralled today as rekindled fighting in Gaza left both sides on course for further escalation a day after a truce collapsed and an Israeli air strike killed the wife and infant son of Mohamed Deif, the leader of Hamas’s armed wing.
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How Israel uses Caterpillar machinery to carry out extrajudicial executions

How Israel uses Caterpillar machinery to carry out extrajudicial executions | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
New report details use of Caterpillar, Volvo, Hidromek, Hitachi, Hyundai and JCB equipment in a host of Israeli crimes against Palestinians.
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Pride - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Pride - Movie Trailers - iTunes | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story.  It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families.  Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.  As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
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Watch: Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood hauled in by Labour bosses after this video of Sainsbury's Gaza protest

Watch: Birmingham MP Shabana Mahmood hauled in by Labour bosses after this video of Sainsbury's Gaza protest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Shabana Mahmood was part of a protest in support of the people of Gaza on August 2 which forced a Sainsbury's store to close temporarily
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EDL set to march through Bournemouth on Saturday

EDL set to march through Bournemouth on Saturday | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
THE English Defence League is planning to march through the centre of Bournemouth on one of the busiest weekends of the year.
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Army Demolishes Bedouin Structures Near Ramallah

Army Demolishes Bedouin Structures Near Ramallah | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, several Palestinian Bedouin communities east of the Taybeh village, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and the Mikhmas nearby village, and demolished several structures and tents. The IMEMC is a media collective. We are independent journalists producing and distributing the authentic voices of the people. We are located in Beit Sahour, in the Occupied West Bank, and we welcome new volunteers and contributors. IMEMC is a media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide independent media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
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Montreal police to investigate after municipal workers invade city hall

Montreal police to investigate after municipal workers invade city hall | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Montreal's police chief is vowing there will be a full investigation into a rowdy pension plan protest that saw some municipal employees storm city hall.
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