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Bring back 50% tax rate - Kinnock

Bring back 50% tax rate - Kinnock | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

A future Labour government should reintroduce the 50% top rate of income tax, Lord Kinnock has said.

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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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Thousands attend anti-water charge protest

Thousands attend anti-water charge protest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of people have attended a demonstration near Leinster House in Dublin to protest against water charges.
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Court challenge to NI abortion law

Court challenge to NI abortion law | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Northern Ireland's Department of Justice is currently consulting the public on proposals to change abortion law but NIHRC said it does not go far enough
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Church and union leaders unite in bid to end benefit misery in Scotland

Church and union leaders unite in bid to end benefit misery in Scotland | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
CHURCH, union and council leaders, who are part of the Scottish Leaders Welfare Group, want to highlight the devastating impact welfare reforms are having on poverty-stricken Scots.
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Venezuela’s Maduro Announces “Socialist Offensive” For 2015

Venezuela’s Maduro Announces “Socialist Offensive” For 2015 | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Monday that he plans on launching a “powerful socialist offensive” at the beginning of 2015, aimed at ending the “economic war waged against the country by unpatriotic oligarchs,” DPA reported.
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Government Buildings locked down amid water charges protest

Government Buildings locked down amid water charges protest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Cordon of barriers and gardaí secures Dáil from any attempt by protesters to charge it
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Remembering 'fiercely funny' disability activist Stella Young

Remembering  'fiercely funny' disability activist Stella Young | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Australian comedian Stella Young, who has died suddenly at 32, has campaigned for disability rights locally since her teens. But it was her 2014 Ted talk on "inspiration porn" that got the world thinking.
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Glencore: unions protest at mining multinational’s misdemeanours

Glencore: unions protest at mining multinational’s misdemeanours | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
This week Unite will be joined by representatives of the United Steelworkers from the USA who have been locked out by their company Sherwin Alumina, in Gregory, Texas. Their company is owned by global mining and commodities corporation Glencore. As part of Workers Uniting (the global union formed by Unite and the USW), we will… Read in full
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Grayling's nadir? Judicial review bill falls apart as minister admits he misled Commons

Grayling's nadir? Judicial review bill falls apart as minister admits he misled Commons | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Chris Grayling's plans to dismantle judicial review left in tatters after a letter emerges showing he misled Commons just as the same measure was being debated in the Lords
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Whitehall 'too trusting' of firms

Whitehall 'too trusting' of firms | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The government has become too dependent on a handful of "quasi-monopoly" private sector contractors to provide public services, MPs have warned.
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Firms awarded third of NHS contracts

Firms awarded third of NHS contracts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A third of NHS contracts in England have been awarded to private sector providers since the service was reorganised in 2013, figures suggest.
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Water protesters taste blood as 60,000 prepare to spook Enda

Water protesters taste blood as 60,000 prepare to spook Enda | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
More than 60,000 people are expected to bring Dublin to a standstill on Wednesday after Siptu, the country's largest trade union, backed the mass rally against water charges.
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Dunnes Stores faces strike threat over contracts

Dunnes Stores faces strike threat over contracts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
DUNNES Stores faces the threat of strikes after the main retail union accused it of refusing to hold talks on giving staff secure set-hour contracts.
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Palestinian minister dies after confrontation with Israeli police

Palestinian minister dies after confrontation with Israeli police | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
By Mohammed Torokman TURMUSIYA, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian minister died on Wednesday shortly after an Israeli border policeman shoved and grabbed him by the throat during a protest in the West Bank, an incident Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas described as barbaric. Ziad Abu Ein, 55, a minister without portfolio, was among scores of Palestinian and foreign activists who were confronted at an Israeli checkpoint in the occupied Palestinian territory while heading to a demonstration ag
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Why I Joined The New Artists’ Union

Why I Joined The New Artists’ Union | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There hasn't been a trade union for artists in England since 1984. Launched this year, Artists' Union England is promising to address issues around working conditions and pay in the art world. Her
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Bishops call for end to fossil fuels

Bishops call for end to fossil fuels | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty.
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Shelter staff to strike over £5k pay cuts

Shelter staff to strike over £5k pay cuts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The union Unite said 400 workers will walk out over a new pay structure for frontline staff while "those with huge salaries at the top see pay protected"
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Malala has a message for David Cameron

Malala has a message for David Cameron | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for speaking out for the rights of girls has called on David Cameron to “do better” and to raise his ambition in 2015.
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Fast food workers strike in 190 cities

Fast food workers strike in 190 cities | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Buffalo, N.Y.WW photo: Ellie Dorritie DetroitWW photo: Kris Hamel PhiladelphiaWW photo: Joseph Piette December 4 was a phenomenal day for fast food workers
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Miliband hails transgender candidate

Miliband hails transgender candidate | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he is "so proud" that his party has selected a transgender parliamentary candidate to stand in May's general election.
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Thousands flock to Dresden to challenge far right

Thousands of anti-fascists demonstrated in central Dresden on Monday night against a rally organised by a group calling itself Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West (Pegida).
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Fire Brigades Union to challenge dismissal of striking firefighter

Fire Brigades Union to challenge dismissal of striking firefighter | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ricky Matthews was sacked by his local fire service for participating in previous strike
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The biggest Tory myth has just been debunked

The biggest Tory myth has just been debunked | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The sickening theory of laissez-faire capitalism finally died with the recent report from one of the West’s leading think tanks. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that income inequality actually hampers economic growth in some of the world’s wealthiest countries, while the redistribution of wealth via taxes and benefits doesn't.
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Ukip to snatch two million Conservative voters in next election

Ukip to snatch two million Conservative voters in next election | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
UKIP could take nearly two million votes from the Conservative Party in next year's general election, according to a study.
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Old batteries 'could power slums'

Old batteries 'could power slums' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Old laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power homes in slums, researchers have said.
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Fury at 'lazy' MPs working two-day week until May

Fury at 'lazy' MPs working two-day week until May | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
'LAZY’ MPs have been accused of working part-time after it emerged they are on a two-day week...
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