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Councils told to use legal loophole in a bid to help tenants avoid bedroom tax

Councils told to use legal loophole in a bid to help tenants avoid bedroom tax | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
SNP ministers have written to landlords around the country urging them to follow the lead of Dundee City Council, who are protecting families by ruling that their spare rooms are not bedrooms. For ...
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We have suspended production of our print version of Leicester Worker and are exploring ways of developing an online presence.


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Trust told academies need to improve

Trust told academies need to improve | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

An academies trust led by a former government adviser has been told too many of its schools are underperforming and not improving fast enough.

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Israeli play expelled from Edinburgh venue as Scots protest against Gaza attack

Israeli play expelled from Edinburgh venue as Scots protest against Gaza attack | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
High-profile artists protest against involvement of Israeli theater company in major festival.
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Israel calls up 16,000 more reservist as Gaza death toll soars

Israel calls up 16,000 more reservist as Gaza death toll soars | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Israel mobilised 16,000 additional army reservists on Thursday to bolster it ground forces fighting militants in Gaza. The call up followed another day of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip in which more than 100 Palestinians were killed.
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New Ofsted chief named as David Hoare, trustee of academy chain AET

New Ofsted chief named as David Hoare, trustee of academy chain AET | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Appointment follows rows within government over role and is first senior appointment by new education secretary
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Three quarters of UK Cabinet sitting on potential fracking sites

More than three quarters of cabinet ministers’ constituencies and 77 per cent of Tory target seats for the 2015 election campaign have been opened up for fracking in a new round of onshore licensing, new analysis reveals. The licences also cover freshwater aquifers, 10 national parks and even major cities.
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Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel

Why Latin American diplomats are pulling out of Israel | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
More and more of the region's governments are yanking their ambassadors out of Israel in protest.
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Protest at Sainsbury’s Saturday 2nd August

During the current genocidal attacks on the Palestinians of Gaza we are seeing many thousands of people out on our streets, and they are desperate to know what they can do to help, beyond the important act of demonstrating or of giving money.

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'Big Brother Israel' Incorporates Bomb Shelter Amid Gaza Conflict

'Big Brother Israel' Incorporates Bomb Shelter Amid Gaza Conflict | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The bloody conflict in Gaza already has forced U.S. productions such as FX's Tyrant and USA Network's Dig to relocate to Turkey and Malta, r...
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Illegally dismissed Hoya workers prepare for Certification Election

Illegally dismissed Hoya workers prepare for Certification Election | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Tanauan, Batangas –Hoya workers prepared for the Certification Election (CE) of their union tomorrow, July 31. Hoya Glass Disk Phils. (HOGP) closed down on April 30, six days after the Kalipunan at...
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Silent protest in Birmingham as city council refuses to fly Palestinian flag

Silent protest in Birmingham as city council refuses to fly Palestinian flag | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Gaza supporters to gather in Victoria Square to send "message of solidarity"
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Listen: Top Tory lets slip plans to tax low-paid same as BANKERS

Listen: Top Tory lets slip plans to tax low-paid same as BANKERS | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
After the senior minister was taped speaking to a right-wing think-tank, Labour said “the real Tory agenda” had been let slip
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Israeli Peace Protest Grows To 7,000 in Tel Aviv Before Police Shut It Down

Israeli Peace Protest Grows To 7,000 in Tel Aviv Before Police Shut It Down | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Some have estimated the protest yesterday in Tel Aviv at 7,000. Others, have said it was only 5,000. Both of these are much higher than the original estimates
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The Voice of the Taino People Online: In Times Square, unions and activists preview climate march

The Voice of the Taino People Online: In Times Square, unions and activists preview climate march | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Unions and activists groups rallied in Times Square on Wednesday morning to officially launch the People's Climate March, which organizers hope will be the largest climate-related march in history.

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Police release CCTV images after Cardiff Gaza march clash

Police release CCTV images after Cardiff Gaza march clash | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

These are the men police want to speak to after violence broke out during a protest march in Cardiff opposing Israel's military action in Gaza.

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Greek farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers for demanding pay walk free from court in 'scandalous, racist' verdict

Greek farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers for demanding pay walk free from court in 'scandalous, racist' verdict | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A Greek court has sparked an "unprecedented racist scandal" after it cleared farmers who shot and wounded 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they asked to be paid.
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Calls mount to ban France’s ‘violent’ Jewish Defence League

Calls mount to ban France’s ‘violent’ Jewish Defence League | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Pressure is mounting on France to ban a far-right Jewish group, described as violent and extreme by critics, following its involvement in clashes at a pro-Palestinian protest in Paris and the jailing of two of its supporters over a bomb plot.
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Armed militants kidnap Communist Party District Secretary in Volnovakha, Donetsk

Armed militants kidnap Communist Party District Secretary in Volnovakha, Donetsk | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
On July 29, armed masked men kidnapped Sergey Nikolaevich Filindash, secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine in Volnovakha, 60 km south of Donetsk. This is a new example of the campaign against...
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Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.
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Daring and lethal Palestinian raids from Gaza sap Israeli morale

Daring and lethal Palestinian raids from Gaza sap Israeli morale | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The attacks are feeding a sense in Israel that its ground assault on Gaza is turning into a disaster and there are indications that Israeli anger and frustration are being taken out with even more deliberate killings of Palestinian civilians.
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News feed from Ethical Consumer - Taste the Indifference

Human rights campaigner and freelance journalist Lucy Dunne on Sainsbury's and the occupied territories.
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London 1 August: Protest for Gaza at Israeli Embassy - Stop the War Coalition

London 1 August: Protest for Gaza at Israeli Embassy - Stop the War Coalition | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Free Palestine Protest
Stop Israel's attacks on Gaza
Friday 1 August 5.30-7.30pm 
Outside the Israeli Embassy
High Street Kensington
London W8 4QB
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Smoke From Israeli Rocket Strikes Turned Into Powerful Images

Smoke From Israeli Rocket Strikes Turned Into Powerful Images | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Several Palestinians have found their own way to grieve for the dead and to cope their strong emotions about the conflict – by drawing images that t ...
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A Profile Of Nicky Morgan, The Cameron Favourite Charged With Winning Hearts And Minds

A Profile Of Nicky Morgan, The Cameron Favourite Charged With Winning Hearts And Minds | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
In November last year, the then Treasury minister Nicky Morgan was giving a talk at a local school about what it was that politicians actually did. She looked up at her audience of around 100 children dressed in onesies and pyjamas in honour ...
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BBC unions to hold fresh strike ballot over job losses

BBC unions to hold fresh strike ballot over job losses | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
NUJ and Bectu called off Commonwealth Games strike last week, but new action could hit Scottish referendum and Proms
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Stand with Palestinian workers in Gaza: a call for trade union solidarity

The Palestinian trade union movement is unanimously calling on trade unions internationally to take immediate action to stop the Israeli massacre in Gaza and hold Israel to account for its crimes a...
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