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Tech firms seek surveillance reform

Tech firms seek surveillance reform | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Leading global technology firms have called for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.

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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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Tony Blair says he got David Cameron's permission to warn Colonel Gaddafi to flee Libya

Tony Blair says he got David Cameron's permission to warn Colonel Gaddafi to flee Libya | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Tony Blair got David Cameron’s permission for a series of 2011 phone calls to Colonel Gaddafi warning him to leave Libya before bombing started, the former prime minister has said.
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The Relevance of Co-operatives to Peace

The Relevance of Co-operatives to Peace | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
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Download your e-book on the history, theory, and practice of co-operatives and peace by the late Dr Ian MacPherson and the late Dr Yehudah Paz.
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Lecturers join students’ protest to stop London Met university closing Whitechapel campus

Lecturers join students’ protest to stop London Met university closing Whitechapel campus | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Lecturers have come out in support of a students’ mass protest at the London Metropolitan university’s east London arts campus at Whitechapel.
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BIS report hails ‘substantial impact’ of FE on unemployed

BIS report hails ‘substantial impact’ of FE on unemployed | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A government report has hailed the “substantial impact” of FE in getting unemployed people back into work — and called for greater investment into provision for people looking for a job.
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Confirmation that UK Government could have saved Steelworks

Confirmation that UK Government could have saved Steelworks | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The European Commission has confirmed that the UK Government could have given state aid support to Redcar steelworks. In response to a written question from Euro MP for the North East Jude Kirton-Darling they state there are a wide range of reasons that state aid can be given to industries. The Redcar plant stopped production in September in a move which has devastated workers and the whole community. There were calls for the UK Government to act to support the steelworks but no help was provided.
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Next criticised for poor treatment of its apprentices

Next criticised for poor treatment of its apprentices | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Retail giant Next has been criticised for poor treatment of its apprentices.

A Channel 4 Dispatches programme last night claimed the chain had slashed £2.5m off its wage bill by employing hundreds of low-earning apprentices, while giving them inadequate training in return.
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Move to lower voting age to 16 in EU referendum defeated by MPs -

Move to lower voting age to 16 in EU referendum defeated by MPs - | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
MPs have rejected a call for 16 and 17-year-olds to be given a vote in the EU referendum, prompting accusations of a “missed opportunity” from the SNP. A Lords amendment to the legislation bringing in the poll was defeated by 303 to 253, a majority of 50. Stephen Gethins, the SNP’s spokesman on European affairs,... Read Full Story
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Teacher shortage 'becoming a classroom crisis'

Teacher shortage 'becoming a classroom crisis' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
National Association of Head Teachers says a survey shows some schools are having to pay £10,000 to fill a single vacancy.
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​UNISON is to ballot workers in Further Education colleges in row over pay

​UNISON is to ballot workers in Further Education colleges in row over pay | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
UNISON is to ballot further education (FE) workers in England in a row over pay, the union says today (Friday). The ballot – which will open in the New Yea
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The mask slips: Oldham result brings out the real Nigel Farage

The mask slips: Oldham result brings out the real Nigel Farage | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ukip leader caught making false claims about ethnic minority voters in Oldham
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Two MPs being investigated in criminal expenses inquiry

Two MPs being investigated in criminal expenses inquiry | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Police are investigating two MPs over their taxpayer-funded expenses. A Met Police spokesman has confirmed that it is investigating two cases referred to it by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) - which oversees MPs' expenses - in March this year.
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Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan guilty of sex assaults

Maoist cult leader Aravindan Balakrishnan guilty of sex assaults | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A Maoist cult leader who ran a commune is found guilty of a string of sex assaults, cruelty to a child and false imprisonment.
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BBC Question Time: Cambridge Scholar Mary Beard Thinks Jeremy Corbyn Has Acted With 'Dignity' Against Hostile Media

BBC Question Time: Cambridge Scholar Mary Beard Thinks Jeremy Corbyn Has Acted With 'Dignity' Against Hostile Media | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Cambridge scholar Mary Beard has praised Jeremy Corbyn for behaving with a “considerable degree of dignity” against claims he faces an overly hostile media.
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Labour pressure Tories to drop plans to scrap Human Rights Act

Labour pressure Tories to drop plans to scrap Human Rights Act | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Labour are today using International Human Rights Day to pressure the Government into a u-turn on their plans to scrap the Human Rights Act.
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Thousands take to Chicago streets to protest

Thousands take to Chicago streets to protest | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Emanuel has faced criticism after the release of a dashcam video that showed the police shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
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An EU Referendum horror: why you need to know about Article 50

An EU Referendum horror: why you need to know about Article 50 | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There’s one thing above all you should know about Brexit before you decide how to vote: the contents of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The full text is below. “It’s a real horror—and no one outside the negotiations really knows about it,” said one senior official to me.

Clause 4 says that after a country has decided to leave, the other EU members will decide the terms—and the country leaving cannot be in the room in those discussions. Repeat: we’d have no say at all on the terms on which we’d deal with the EU from then on, and no opportunity to reconsider.
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A new political movement has launched and it could spell trouble for Jeremy Corbyn

Activists who identify as being on the “soft left” of the Labour party have launched a new group called Open Labour that will aim to represent the views of “normal” Labour members. The group is overtly setting itself up as a rival to Momentum, the grassroots activist campaign that backed Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership bid and is becoming an increasingly influential force within the Labour Party. Many people consider Momentum to be a “hard left” political organisation.
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Senior minister attacks Newsnight over Tory bullying claims coverage

Senior minister attacks Newsnight over Tory bullying claims coverage | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A senior government minister has launched an attack on the BBC’s Newsnight for conducting a “witch-hunt” against the Tory chairman Lord Feldman, after it reported that he was given a dossier five years ago containing allegations of bullying in the party’s youth wing.
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Lord Feldman 'given dossier on Tory youth wing bullying claims in 2010

Lord Feldman 'given dossier on Tory youth wing bullying claims in 2010 | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Tory chairman Lord Feldman is facing fresh calls to resign amid claims he was handed a dossier detailing a culture of bullying within the Conservative Party'...
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Scottish government asks its MPs to block trade union bill

Scottish government asks its MPs to block trade union bill | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Holyrood views Westminster bill as crackdown on workers’ rights and insists that MSPs’ consent is required to pass it
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Alistair Carmichael case: Legal bid to oust Lib Dem MP fails

A legal action challenging the election of Lib Dem Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael fails.
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Was PM Warned About Syrian Rebel Numbers?

Was PM Warned About Syrian Rebel Numbers? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Downing Street denies the claim saying the 70,000 figure used by ministers came from the Joint Intelligence Committee.
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Venezuelan voters set to call time on Chávez's 'Bolivarian revolution'

Venezuelan voters set to call time on Chávez's 'Bolivarian revolution' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Polls show opposition stands to win majority over President Nicolás Maduro in weekend parliamentary election amid grim rates of inflation and crime
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Saudi Arabia carrying out 'unprecedented wave' of executions

Saudi Arabia carrying out 'unprecedented wave' of executions | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There has been a sharp rise in executions in Saudi Arabia since August 2014, as Caroline Hawley reports.
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Wolverhampton Trades Council - 150 years old

Wolverhampton Trades Council - 150 years old | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
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