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Egyptian Democratic Labour Congress to hold first conference

The Egyptian Democratic Labour Congress (EDLC) will hold its first conference in Cairo on Wednesday.

 

The EDLC was launched after the January 25 Revolution and is one of two independent trade unions in the country

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Businessman found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors to governments

Businessman found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors to governments | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A businessman who fooled police forces, the military and governments around the world into buying fake bomb-detection kits for millions of pounds is facing jail after being found guilty of fraud.
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No confidence motion over £25k rise

No confidence motion over £25k rise | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The leader of Caerphilly council faces a no confidence motion following a controversial £25,400 pay rise for its chief executive.
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Thatcher biography reveals adviser's early warnings

Thatcher biography reveals adviser's early warnings | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Late PM's official biography, published on Tuesday, reveals she was accused of 'breaking every rule of man-management'
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Tighten grip on academies, say MPs

Tighten grip on academies, say MPs | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The parliamentary spending watchdog says poor oversight and inefficient funding systems have pushed up the cost of the government's expanding academies programme.
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Think tank calls for ban on emergency workers' right to strike

Think tank calls for ban on emergency workers' right to strike | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Unions ridicule Policy Exchange report, rejecting its call for wholesale privatisation of public services
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Polls positive for WikiLeaks

Polls positive for WikiLeaks | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks Party are in the running to win Senate seats in Victoria and NSW, according to research by the Labor Party's pollster.
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Haringey blogger: How the ‘Battle of Wood Green’ prevented fascism fouling our borough

Haringey blogger: How the ‘Battle of Wood Green’ prevented fascism fouling our borough | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
On April 23 1977, the Wood Green community gathered on Ducketts Common to stand up to the might of the National Front and defend cultural diversity in Haringey.
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Michael Gove could face legal action over his department's failure to answer 85% of Freedom of Information requests on time

Michael Gove could face legal action over his department's failure to answer 85% of Freedom of Information requests on time | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Legal action against the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has not been ruled out by the data protection watchdog following serious failures by the Department for Education to improve its record in answering Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.
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Déchets nucléaires en mer | ARTE

Déchets nucléaires en mer | ARTE | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Immerger des fûts de matières irradiées en pleine mer semble scandaleux, mais cette technique a été considérée comme une forme de stockage scientifiquement justifiée : la radioactivité des déchets déposés à plus de 4 500 mètres de profondeur était...
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Girl, 7, writes poem for her dead trans teacher

Girl, 7, writes poem for her dead trans teacher | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
'Wonderful teacher' Lucy Meadows was found dead in Lancashire, England after a tabloid revealed her ‘shock’ story
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Hospital workers fight police in Milan

Hospital workers fight police in Milan | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

It has been a week of renewed struggle at Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital, with mass meetings, rooftop occupations, demonstrations and fights with the police

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Bedroom Tax: Demand for ‘no evictions’ by angry Leeds tenants

Bedroom Tax: Demand for ‘no evictions’ by angry Leeds tenants | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
HUNDREDS of protestors called on Leeds Council not to evict tenants who get into rent arrears due to the controversial bedroom tax.
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Spectre of workplace alcohol tests hang over employees

Spectre of workplace alcohol tests hang over employees | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
More than 14m working days are apparently lost to hangovers, absenteeism or alcohol related illnesses each year, but instant tests should perhaps be used cautiously
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how do we move beyond capitalism?

how do we move beyond capitalism? | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Barry Biddulph reviews, Beyond Capitalism,Luke Cooper and Simon Hardy(Zero Books 2012) ,£11.99. Luke and Simon's starting point is the observation that the " dramatic growth of the radical left aft...
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Kit Newton's comment, April 23, 2013 6:25 PM
Probably not a must read. But if you must read it, do so as cheaply as possible. Cheapest deal so far: http://www.booktopia.com.au/ebooks/beyond-capitalism--simon-hardy/prod9781780998312.html
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Labour 'will lose' with cuts message

Labour 'will lose' with cuts message | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
One of the UK's top union leaders says Labour can only win the next general election by opposing spending cuts.
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Call for end to 16-year-olds in Army

Call for end to 16-year-olds in Army | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The "outdated" practice of recruiting 16-year-olds into the Army is a waste of up to £94m a year and should be stopped, two human rights groups say.
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Beer workers ballot for action after facing £9,000 pay cut

Beer workers ballot for action after facing £9,000 pay cut | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Workers at Molson Coors are being balloted for strike action after being told they would be sacked unless they signed a new contract that could see them lo
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Victory for campaigners as Government concedes on caste discrimination

Victory for campaigners as Government concedes on caste discrimination | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The National Secular Society has welcomed news that the Government has climbed down following its defeat last night in the House of Lords and agreed to make discrimination on grounds of caste unlawful.
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You should be glad we pay so little tax, says Google boss Eric Schmidt - but MPs call to have his role as government adviser revoked

You should be glad we pay so little tax, says Google boss Eric Schmidt - but MPs call to have his role as government adviser revoked | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Senior MPs called on David Cameron to consider stripping the boss of Google from his role as a government adviser tonight after he suggested that his company’s contribution to the British economy was more important than paying its fair share of tax.
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Peers reject workplace rights scheme

Peers reject workplace rights scheme | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The government is defeated in the House of Lords over plans to allow employees to give up workplace rights in return for shares in the company.
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Labour rules out 'massive' NHS rises

Labour rules out 'massive' NHS rises | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Ed Miliband says "massive increases" in spending on the NHS simply "won't be available" if his party wins the next general election.
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Paraguay's rightward spiral

Paraguay's rightward spiral | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The "new direction" newly-elected Horacio Cartes has promised for Paraguay is hardly new at all.
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A Day of Two Marches

A Day of Two Marches | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Fascists were massively humiliated as they bit off more than they could chew in Brighton this Sunday. Around one and a half thousand people from the city lined the route of the racist EDL’s sea-fro...
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Sadtu may be overplaying its hand

Wednesday’s march by South African Democratic Teachers’ Union risks hardening opinion against it within ANC, government and public, blogs Stephen Grootes
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