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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


Our website:


L&DTUC

 

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Scotland 'must choose head of state'

Scotland 'must choose head of state' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

An independent Scotland must be allowed to choose its head of state, Scottish republicans have argued.

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Looks like her hat's inside out, same with her top.
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Brothers reveal sex abuse ordeal

Brothers reveal sex abuse ordeal | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Two brothers have spoken of the repeated abuse they were subjected to by an East Sussex Anglican priest and their fight for justice.

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WIN! Week-long strike called off after bosses agree to recognise union

WIN! Week-long strike called off after bosses agree to recognise union | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Look Ahead also agrees to end compulsory redundancies and not cut pay by 14%
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Adverts play before extremist videos

A government organisation temporarily suspended online advertising after a BBC Newsnight investigation found ads being shown before extremist videos.

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Ex-troops teacher scheme recruits 102

Ex-troops teacher scheme recruits 102 | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

A £2m scheme to fast-track ex-service personnel into teaching has sent 41 trainees to England's classrooms in its first year.

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A Lanson Boy: Lib Dems come from fourth to win Illogan by-election

The excellent David Ekinsmyth has tonight been declared the winner of the Illogan by-election caused by the resignation of Conservative Terry Wilkins.

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Exclusive: Environment Secretary turned down offer of a briefing on climate change from the Met Office

Exclusive: Environment Secretary turned down offer of a briefing on climate change from the Met Office | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson turned down the offer of a briefing on climate change from the Met Office’s chief scientist made in the run up to a series of landmark reports from the United Nations, The Independent has learnt.
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Church of England cuts Wonga ties

Church of England cuts Wonga ties | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

The Church of England has ended its investment in the payday lender Wonga.

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Workers go on strike. Tories legislate to stop it.

Workers go on strike. Tories legislate to stop it. | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ahead of today’s public sector strike – which unions are calling the biggest single walkout over pay since the coalition came to power – the Tories have called for a new law which would prevent strikes unless enough people cast their ballot.
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Suck It, Creationists: ‘Cosmos’ Drew Biggest Global Audience EVER for the National Geographic Channel

What do you do when crazy creationists and climate change deniers keep trying to undermine science? Create 'Cosmos' and watch it go viral.
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Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’

Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’ | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A socialist newspaper has received calls to apologise after it ran an article claiming that the recent mauling of an Eton schoolboy on an Arctic expedition was “another reason to save the polar bears”.
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Hundreds of Argos staff set for seven-day strike at Magna Park, Lutterworth

Hundreds of Argos staff set for seven-day strike at Magna Park, Lutterworth | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Hundreds of staff at a major national warehouse are to go on strike for seven days over changes to their terms and conditions. About 400 workers at the Argos National Distribution Centre in Magna...
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Victim: 'Butler-Sloss the wrong person'

Victim: 'Butler-Sloss the wrong person' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

A man abused by a paedophile priest in Sussex says Baroness Butler-Sloss is the wrong person to lead an inquiry into how public bodies dealt with allegations of child abuse.

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Wealthy tax dodgers are Britain's REAL wreckers and that's the long and short of it

Wealthy tax dodgers are Britain's REAL wreckers and that's the long and short of it | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Mirror columnist Brian Reade wonders why the scorn aimed at striking public sector workers from Tories and the right-wing media is not turned on the real culprits
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Baroness Butler-Sloss hid claims of bishop's sex abuse - Telegraph

Baroness Butler-Sloss hid claims of bishop's sex abuse - Telegraph | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The former judge appointed to investigate allegations of an establishment cover-up of child sex abuse kept allegations about a bishop out of the public domain because the 'press would love a bishop'
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Offshore tax dealings: celebrities and sportsmen in leaked Jersey files

Offshore tax dealings: celebrities and sportsmen in leaked Jersey files | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Leaked records held with Kleinwort Benson reveal the range of prominent individuals involved in offshoring
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March with cinema workers

March with cinema workers | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

BECTU has called a march on Thursday 17th July, in support of the Ritzy Cinema and other Picturehouse Cinemas staff demanding a living wage.

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Anti-wind stance a 'UK vote loser'

Anti-wind stance a 'UK vote loser' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
British politicians who oppose onshore wind development are out of step with public support for the renewable source and set to lose votes, according to research for industry group RenewableUK.
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Local Conservative associations warn Cameron of 'mass exodus' of members

Local Conservative associations warn Cameron of 'mass exodus' of members | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Tory activists say disquiet over issues such as HS2 and same-sex marriage have led to membership falling by 10%
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Author declines Amazon-backed award

Author declines Amazon-backed award | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Celebrated children's author Allan Ahlberg has turned down a lifetime achievement award after discovering it was sponsored by Amazon.

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Gitmo Detainees: Religious ‘Rights’ For Corporations But Not People?

Gitmo Detainees: Religious ‘Rights’ For Corporations But Not People? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Men held in Guantánamo file suits declaring that if Hobby Lobby has religious "rights," they should too
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Burberry investors reject boss's pay

Burberry investors reject boss's pay | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Investors have delivered a blow to fashion house Burberry, by voting against the boss's pay package at the annual general meeting in London.

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Koch brother grant halts union support for United Negro College Fund

Koch brother grant halts union support for United Negro College Fund | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — A powerful government workers' union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million from the conservative powerhouse Koch brothers and the ...
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Royal Mail sale 'lost taxpayers £1bn'

Royal Mail sale 'lost taxpayers £1bn' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Taxpayers may have lost out on about £1bn from the undervaluing of Royal Mail, a committee of MPs has said.

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If the Tories do win more votes than LAB but get fewer seats then let there be no bleating about the system being unfair

If current broad poll trends continue and some of the CON-Ukip shifters return then it is likely that my 8/1 bet that that Tories will win most votes but come second to LAB on seats will be a winner.

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