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Oxfordshire Green Party | Support the budget day strike

On Wednesday 20th, while George Osborne is announcing the government's budget, workers from the PCS union will be on strike in defence of people's livelihoods and job security.

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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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Nagar Kirtan Procession

Nagar Kirtan Procession | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
View all the latest pictures in the gallery, Nagar Kirtan Procession, on Leicester Mercury.
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Gordon Brown 'to stand down' as MP

Gordon Brown 'to stand down' as MP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to announce "within days" that he will stand down as an MP at the next election, reports suggest.
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Haribo staff expected to strike over Christmas shifts

Haribo staff expected to strike over Christmas shifts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Kids and grown-ups love it so, including the cast of Downton Abbey and Prime Minister David Cameron...
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MP condemns Labour decision to increase influence over selection of parliamentary candidates

MP condemns Labour decision to increase influence over selection of parliamentary candidates | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former party vice-chairman Tom Watson says local candidates could lose out to special advisers close to leader’s office
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Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant arrested at Alaska Airlines protest

Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant arrested at Alaska Airlines protest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant was arrested Wednesday while protesting workers' wages at Alaska Airlines headquarters.
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Tony Blair honoured with Save The Children's Global Legacy Award at charity gala attended by Ben Affleck and Lassie

Tony Blair honoured with Save The Children's Global Legacy Award at charity gala attended by Ben Affleck and Lassie | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Tony Blair was last night recognised for his humanitarian work at a glamorous gala to raise funds for a global children's charity – in front of guests including Lassie the dog.
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World Silent as Gazans Suffer Egyptian Expulsion

World Silent as Gazans Suffer Egyptian Expulsion | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Gaza residents complain of constant explosions 'worse than IDF op.' as their homes are demolished, and local economy collapses. Residents in Gaza's south, and particularly the Sinai border town of Rafah, are being expelled from th...
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'I was bullied because I'm disabled'

'I was bullied because I'm disabled' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
New research has found that children with disabilities are significantly more likely to be victims. Here, young disabled people tell their stories and share tips for tackling the problem.
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Tax relief schemes ‘losing billions’ for Treasury claims Whitehall watchdog

Tax relief schemes ‘losing billions’ for Treasury claims Whitehall watchdog | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
National Audit Office says Revenue fails to track abuse of relief, including entrepreneurs’ scheme found over-budget by £2bn
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Ukip Member Kicked out for Attending Britain First Mega Mosque March

Ukip Member Kicked out for Attending Britain First Mega Mosque March | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ukip member claims membership rescinded for attending far-right group's rally
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The Erasure of the American-Jewish Left

The Erasure of the American-Jewish Left | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The rich and complicated history of American-Jewish radicals goes unmentioned in Jewish circles today. Why?
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Mass protests in Mexico over missing students

Mass protests in Mexico over missing students | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Protesters have clashed with riot police outside Mexico City's National Palace, as thousands protested against President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee school teachers.
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Row as council seeks to auction off former Belgrave youth club

Row as council seeks to auction off former Belgrave youth club | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Leicester City Council is due to auction off a disused youth club in Belgrave Road despite a number of requests from community organisations asking to use the empty building. The former Ek Awaaj One...
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Reckless 'sore' over migrants policy

Reckless 'sore' over migrants policy | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Newly-elected Mark Reckless voices unhappiness about his treatment by UKIP amid this week's confusion over the party's stance on EU migrants.
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India tea workers kill boss over pay

India tea workers kill boss over pay | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Workers at a tea plantation in eastern India beat and stab the owner to death in a row over pay arrears.
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Met 'should probe Lib Dem claim on cash for peerages'

Met 'should probe Lib Dem claim on cash for peerages' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
SNP MP Angus MacNeil, pictured, has written to Scotland Yard calling on them to interview Lib Dem peer Lord Razzall who claimed he has been approached by people looking to buy peerages.
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Israeli drone pilot admits to ‘wrong calls’ in Gaza bomb attacks

Israeli drone pilot admits to ‘wrong calls’ in Gaza bomb attacks | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Major Yair, 31, one of Israel's most experienced spy plane commanders, said he has 'learnt to live' with mistakes of the past.
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Dangerous Game:AKP Istanbul apparently plans to continue development in Gezi Park

Dangerous Game:AKP Istanbul apparently plans to continue development in Gezi Park | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
If, in Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park again to protest against plans for a controversial mall? Despite a court order forbidding the city government apparently plans to continue with the new building - the first clashes therefore already existed.
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Made in Dagenham musical ‘ignores the real fight for equality’

Made in Dagenham musical ‘ignores the real fight for equality’ | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Made in Dagenham hails the Ford strike of ‘68 as a victory for women’s rights – but it was 18 years before the factory actually gave the workers what they wanted. Anna Silverman meets the sewing machinists who downed tools in 1984
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Whelan sorry for 'offensive' comments

Whelan sorry for 'offensive' comments | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Wigan owner Dave Whelan apologises for comments about Jewish and Chinese people in a controversial newspaper interview.
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AM told to remove hand from hip

AM told to remove hand from hip | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
An AM is told to take her hand off her hip while speaking in the assembly chamber.
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Blackmail, protection, money laundering: funding Golden Dawn

Blackmail, protection, money laundering: funding Golden Dawn | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, which reached the corridors of power before a spectacular fall from grace, funded itself in classic mafia style through protection rings, blackmail and more.
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MPs to work two and a half days a week in Parliament to give them Thursdays to fight for re-election

MPs to work two and a half days a week in Parliament to give them Thursdays to fight for re-election | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Chief whip Michael Gove told Tory MPs that Thursdays will only be a 'one-line whip' until the election, so there will be no major votes or debates, leaving them to return to their constituencies early.
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Parliament repairs 'could top £3bn'

Parliament repairs 'could top £3bn' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Stopping Parliament becoming a "ruin" could cost more than £3bn, with the possibility of MPs and Lords moving out temporarily, Newsnight learns.
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