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BREAKING: Iraq PM declares 'liberation' of Tikrit from IS

BREAKING: Iraq PM declares 'liberation' of Tikrit from IS | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday declared the "liberation" of Tikrit from the Islamic State group, after a weeks-long operation that was Baghdad's biggest yet against the jihadists.
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Tories will create 18 million jobs, PM claims in TV gaffe

Tories will create 18 million jobs, PM claims in TV gaffe | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
David Cameron has been caught out getting his figures wrong again today after claiming a Conservative government would create 10,000 jobs a day over the next five years.
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British Muslims have declared an ideological 'jihad' on Isis

British Muslims have declared an ideological 'jihad' on Isis | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A group of young British Muslims have declared their own “jihad” against Isis and all other terrorist groups.
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Labour attacks Lib Dems for being 'soft on drugs'

Labour attacks Lib Dems for being 'soft on drugs' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There's nothing more conservative than a Labour candidate fighting someone to their left. There is a kind of frenzied joy - a release - whenever Labour gets to take on a Green or a Liberal Democrat. They use the full Conservative arsenal: financial responsibility, stands-to-reason pub chat and standard-issue law and order rhetoric.
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Plaid Cymru have said they will oppose cuts to spending and renewing Trident

Plaid Cymru have said they will oppose cuts to spending and renewing Trident | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Plaid Cymru would back a minority Labour government on a “case-by-case” basis, but oppose moves to cut spending or to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent, the party’s leader said today.
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Silk Mill March & Rally

Silk Mill March & Rally | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
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Imams To ‘Reclaim Internet’ From Extremists

Imams To ‘Reclaim Internet’ From Extremists | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
I’m really pleased to see that our friends over at Imams Online, one of our partners on the See It, Report It website, have launched a new online magazine to “reclaim the internet” from extremists. Over 100 imams gathered in London for the launch of Haqiqah – ...
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Canadian cops fire tear gas at student protesters’ faces (VIDEO)

Canadian cops fire tear gas at student protesters’ faces (VIDEO) | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Students in Quebec City were sprayed with tear gas by Canadian police after holding an ‘illegal’ gathering to protest the provincial budget. A brief scuffle broke out before law enforcement officers began randomly gassing the demonstrators.
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Co-op coughs up £4m to keep chief executive in the hot seat

Co-op coughs up £4m to keep chief executive in the hot seat | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Continuity comes at quite a cost of you’re the Co-op Bank. More than £4m could be handed to keep chief executive Niall Booker in the hot seat this year and he’s said he will remain in post until the end of 2016.
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Sweden adds gender-neutral pronoun to dictionary

Sweden adds gender-neutral pronoun to dictionary | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Pronoun ‘hen’ can be used without revealing gender – either because it is unknown, because the person is transgender, or the information is superfluous
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It’s time to step up and act up for health and safety at work

It’s time to step up and act up for health and safety at work | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
With a general election pending, the Hazards Campaign wants union safety reps to promote a 13-point plan of action.
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Cass Tindall's curator insight, March 26, 8:24 PM

I have a background in mining and in the union (both the CFMEU and Women in Mining), fighting for worker’s rights are something that I am passionate about. Especially when it comes to temporary and immigrant workers – these guys should all be treated equally, no matter how long you think they’ll last.

 

These 13 steps should be implemented in all workplaces and supported by everyone. You don’t have to be a union representative to voice your opinion, attend union meetings if you can or contact a friend or someone who runs the meetings to bring up your opinion.

Unions are slowing supporting both men and women in the workplace, especially when it comes to making changes to the working agreement (i.e. longer hours, working through lunches, not being paid the amount agreed upon etc.) 

 

Being in a union is something that I want all of my future employees to be part of, to fight for their rights as an employee and for a fair go. It’s time people starting standing up for themselves not only to businesses but to the political representatives. 

Rodney Dorron's curator insight, March 27, 9:10 AM

How much of this is pertinent in Australia? Just how committed is our government towards worker safety and protection? How do we change this? And how far do we have to go as the future of this country to ensure the changes make things better? 

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Angolan journalist faces further charges over blood diamonds claims

Angolan journalist faces further charges over blood diamonds claims | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Prosecutors bring another 15 charges against Rafael Marques de Morais, and supporters scuffle with police outside court
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Senior Tory: David Cameron has made us a 'party for the rich'

Senior Tory: David Cameron has made us a 'party for the rich' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Former minister also warns party is seen as anti-migrant
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UKIP candidate who resigned over 'kidnap Obama' plan blames 'informers' for his downfall

UKIP candidate who resigned over 'kidnap Obama' plan blames 'informers' for his downfall | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A former Ukip candidate has blamed “informers” for leaking the details of a bizarre rant in which he called for the Israeli government to kidnap President Obama and put him on trial like a Nazi war-criminal.
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Britain First are 'acting like Ukip's henchmen', activists say after meeting invasion

Britain First are 'acting like Ukip's henchmen', activists say after meeting invasion | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A member of Britain First has been arrested on suspicion of assault after the far right group invaded a meeting held by the activists who confronted Nigel Farage in his local pub a week ago.
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The Google election: Search analysis tips Tories for election win

The Google election: Search analysis tips Tories for election win | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The Conservatives are on course to be the largest party in a hung parliament, according to a new analysis of online search terms.
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Britain First launch retaliation attack in defence of Nigel Farage

Britain First launch retaliation attack in defence of Nigel Farage | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage's party have been dogged by associations with fascist group
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Militants take prosecutor hostage inside Turkish court

Militants take prosecutor hostage inside Turkish court | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Suspected communist militants have taken a chief prosecutor hostage in Istanbul as revenge for the death of a teenage boy hit by a tear gas cannister during anti-government protests.
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Labour's electoral nightmare: The Tories threaten its dominance of the ethnic minority vote

Labour's electoral nightmare: The Tories threaten its dominance of the ethnic minority vote | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
There could be more ethnic minority MPs from the Conservatives than Labour
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Boko Haram 'Capital' Retaken By The Military

Boko Haram 'Capital' Retaken By The Military | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The town of Gwoza is reportedly seized by government troops following a "final onslaught" against the Islamist group.
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Election 2015: Labour to cap private profits in NHS

Election 2015: Labour to cap private profits in NHS | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A Labour government would cap the amount of profit private firms can make from the NHS, Ed Miliband will say as he launches the party's election campaign.
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Grant Shapps did not publish own name on marketing website, analysis finds

Grant Shapps did not publish own name on marketing website, analysis finds | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Despite claims, detailed checks of web archive fail to show any mention of Tory chair’s name alongside that of his alias, Michael Green
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David Cameron rules out VAT increase at PMQs

David Cameron rules out VAT increase at PMQs | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
David Cameron rules out an increase in VAT in his final Commons clash with Ed Miliband before the general election.
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Secret enemy: Meet the shady group fighting the SNP

Secret enemy: Meet the shady group fighting the SNP | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A secretive group is beginning campaigning in Scotland this week with a simple mission: stopping the SNP by encouraging tactical voting in the 2015 general election.
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