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Marks & Spencer opens stores with seasonal staff despite pickets

Marks & Spencer opens stores with seasonal staff despite pickets | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Trade union Mandate criticised the move as “provocative” and urged the public to support workers.
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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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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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Turnout fine again…

Turnout fine again… | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
About two and a half years ago - at the end of 2011, there was a public sector strike - a big one. At the time, I wrote:No-one in the UK could have been unaware yesterday that there was a public se...
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Paul Heaton offers Kings Arms discount to union members in support of strike

Paul Heaton offers Kings Arms discount to union members in support of strike | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Beautiful South singer has shown his solidarity for strike action on Twitter
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Atheist TV Channel Will Launch by the End of the Month

After first mentioning the idea this past spring, American Atheists has announced that a TV channel dedicated to atheist programming will launch on Tuesday, July 29.


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Police blamed over 1985 shooting

Police blamed over 1985 shooting | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Police failures contributed to Dorothy "Cherry" Groce's death, whose shooting triggered the 1985 Brixton riots, a jury inquest has found.

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Animal procedures show small rise

Animal procedures show small rise | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

The number of experimental procedures involving animals in Britain showed a small rise last year, despite a pledge by the government to reduce them.

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High Court rules asylum detention programme is unlawful

High Court rules asylum detention programme is unlawful | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Damning judgement attacks lack of access to lawyers and inclusion of torture victims in controversial programme
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The Benefits Tourism myth: Official study finds migrants 'have little impact' on welfare

The Benefits Tourism myth: Official study finds migrants 'have little impact' on welfare | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Government study finds public perceptions of migrants are out of line with reality.
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Cameron cannot win his fight with the unions

Cameron cannot win his fight with the unions | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The prime minister cannot win the next election by re-running the battles of the 80s.
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Egyptian statue plans 'catastrophic'

Egyptian statue plans 'catastrophic' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Renowned comic book writer Alan Moore says a council's plans to sell a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue valued at about £6m "could only be catastrophic".

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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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In solidarity with the #J10 strikers: the 1926 General Strike (two videos)

In solidarity with the #J10 strikers: the 1926 General Strike (two videos) | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

In solidarity with the 1.5 million public sector workers who are set to strike against pay freezes, pension cuts and austerity measures on Thursday 10 July, here are two videos with footage of the 1926 General Strike.

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Councils want bigger schools role

Councils want bigger schools role | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Parents in England should have access to a single local body responsible for standards in all state schools, says the Local Government Association (LGA).

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Singapore withdraws gay penguin book

Singapore authorities have withdrawn from libraries two children's books featuring same-sex couples, sparking controversy amid a debate on gay rights in the conservative city-state.

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Union calls for strike money to be contributed to food banks

Union calls for strike money to be contributed to food banks | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

GMB regional secretary says councils should give unpaid wages to charities promoting health and social care

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Call to review surgery waiting times

Call to review surgery waiting times | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

A re-think is needed on the waiting time target for routine operations as 18 weeks is too long for some patients, the new leader of UK surgeons says.

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Labour peer escapes probe over 20 child sex claims because he is 'suffering dementia'

Labour peer escapes probe over 20 child sex claims because he is 'suffering dementia' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Alleged victims of the Labour peer were boys in care homes but the member of the House of Lords will not be arrested
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Today MPs vote to end slavery - tomorrow they vote to continue it

Today MPs vote to end slavery - tomorrow they vote to continue it | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Don't fooled by the rhetoric over the slavery bill. Tomorrow, MPs will vote to strip trafficked children of their rights.
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Prison book ban: Protestors hold up Crime and Punishment as Grayling gives evidence

Prison book ban: Protestors hold up Crime and Punishment as Grayling gives evidence | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Chris Grayling's session in front of the justice committee is framed by protestors holding up copies of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment
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Prison system deteriorating under Grayling, chief inspector says

Prison system deteriorating under Grayling, chief inspector says | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Standards in British jails deteriorating to a "significant" degree, chief inspector of prisons warns
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Polish far-right groups stir up anti-Roma hatred in the shadow of Auschwitz

Less than 20 miles from Auschwitz, where once they shouted “Jews out”, football fans chant “Gypsies out”.
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