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Austerity is Americanizing European labor markets

Austerity is Americanizing European labor markets | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Workers throughout Europe are losing their rights as their nations race to reduce the costs of labor
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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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The real-life triumphs of the gay communist behind hit movie Pride

The real-life triumphs of the gay communist behind hit movie Pride | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Friends recall 'a firecracker of a human being' as memorial fund for Mark Ashton receives more than £10,000
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Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'

Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The former cabinet minister at the centre of the Plebgate row has a history of foul-mouthed confrontations with police officers at Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament, the High Court will hear.
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Credit unions drive to swell membership to 3m

Credit unions drive to swell membership to 3m | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Cop-operative party leads push to treble membership and acts as rival to payday lenders
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Blind woman humiliated by ATOS assessor

Blind woman humiliated by ATOS assessor | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Natasha Pogson, 28, says she was made to feel "stupid" before the DWP slashed her benefits and declared she needs to get a job
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So what is a people’s constitutional convention?

Over the past couple of weeks, as the referendum campaign reached its climax in Scotland, a concept has suddenly started springing up all over the place in English political debate: the idea of a constitutional convention. (The Welsh National Assembly called for UK-wide constitutional convention in 2012.)

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Why it's time for a People's Convention to draw up a new constitution for our country

Politicians and ordinary people coming together in town hall meetings up and down the land should shape a new constitution.
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Scottish referendum results: Tories call on PM to renege on reckless funding vow

Scottish referendum results: Tories call on PM to renege on reckless funding vow | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
With a No vote successfully secured senior Conservatives have come out of the shadows to demand that David Cameron renege on his “reckless” promise to maintain Scotland’s generous funding settlement from Westminster.
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Disability Pride celebrated in city

Disability Pride celebrated in city | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Hundreds of people have gathered in Belfast for an international carnival and family fun day to celebrate those with disabilities.
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66,000 Syrians 'flee to Turkey'

66,000 Syrians 'flee to Turkey' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Some 66,000 refugees - mainly Syrian Kurds - have crossed into Turkey in 24 hours, officials say, as Islamic State militants advance in northern Syria.

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Academy chain accused of 'privatisation by stealth' over plan to outsource jobs

Academy chain accused of 'privatisation by stealth' over plan to outsource jobs | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Academy Enterprise Trust wants for-profit body to take over non-teaching posts such as librarians and secretaries
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University to spend £150k on chairs

University to spend £150k on chairs | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Plymouth University agrees to spend £150,000 on seven chairs for graduation ceremonies.
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Scotland referendum: who voted YES?

Scotland referendum: who voted YES? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
What did the yes voters in the Scottish referendum have in common? These things.
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Kurds call on 'all Middle East' to help defend stronghold from Isis

Kurds call on 'all Middle East' to help defend stronghold from Isis | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of Kurdish refugees have fled to Syria-Turkey border region of Kobani to escape onslaught of Islamist militants
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India gets first transgender news anchor months after third gender legally recognised

India gets first transgender news anchor months after third gender legally recognised | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
India’s first transgender news anchor has appeared on regional television just months after the country’s Supreme Court recognised it as a legal third gender.
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Global protests over climate change

Global protests over climate change | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have been taking place around the world, with marches reported in more than 2,000 locations.
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UK weather: Britain must be prepared for 'worst droughts in modern times'

UK weather: Britain must be prepared for 'worst droughts in modern times' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The UK must prepare for “the worst droughts in modern times” experts will warn this week at a major international conference to discuss the growing global water crisis.
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Disability hate crime: Attacks on people with disabilities 'must be taken more seriously'

Disability hate crime: Attacks on people with disabilities 'must be taken more seriously' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The former director of public prosecutions has said attacks on disabled people are not being recognised as hate crime, letting criminals off with lighter sentences.
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Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledge

The minimum wage would rise to £8 an hour over the course of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, the party has pledged.

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BBC broadcasts Brown speech as anger grows over broken devo pledge

BBC broadcasts Brown speech as anger grows over broken devo pledge | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

A speech by Gordon Brown in which the former Labour leader has insisted his timetable for morepowers will be maintained has been broadcast live by the BBC.

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Greens back calls for People's Constitutional Convention

In the wake of the Scottish referendum, which saw the highest turnout at a UK election (85%) since 1951, the Green Party is backing calls for a People’s Constitutional Convention to be established to consider radical changes to the entire governance of the UK

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London council removes 'unacceptable' Stamford Hill posters telling women which side of the road to walk down

London council removes 'unacceptable' Stamford Hill posters telling women which side of the road to walk down | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A London council has removed “unacceptable” posters instructing women which side of the road they should walk down.
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Bahrain: hundreds of thousands protest regime’s proposed deal to entrench tyranny

Bahrain: hundreds of thousands protest regime’s proposed deal to entrench tyranny | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
In response to the opposition’s call for a mass protest, around 200 thousand Bahraini citizens participated in an exceptional gigantic rally, Friday 19th September 2014, flooding Budayia highway, west of the capital Manama. The masses protested the falsification of the popular will and confiscation of national demands and the shameful attempts to circumvent the rightful demands ...
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Miliband calls for UK Constitutional Convention - and the whole country will have a say, not just politicians

Miliband calls for UK Constitutional Convention - and the whole country will have a say, not just politicians | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
This morning David Cameron called for a rushed through, Westminster-based, top-down, politician-led approach to solving the questions around UK-wide devolution. I wasn't impressed. I said that: Thi...
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Ugly scenes from pro-union skinheads in Glasgow's George Square

Ugly scenes from pro-union skinheads in Glasgow's George Square | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Watch video and see shocking pictures of police having to separate the two groups as skinheads goad the unsuccessful Yes campaigners
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Salmond to quit as first minister

Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland after voters decisively rejected independence.

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