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Olympic park security guards forcibly stop journalists from taking photos

Incident which was filmed raises fears of potentially aggressive and over-intrusive security during London 2012 Games...
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Unite fears Shell set to abandon UK

Unite fears Shell set to abandon UK | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Union fears the worst as company announces review into last UK manufacturing site...
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Higher education unions reject "derisory" pay offer

Higher education unions reject "derisory" pay offer | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Unions say 0.8% rise is a "slap in the face" of hard-working staff...
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PM laughs off 'too relaxed' claim

PM laughs off 'too relaxed' claim | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
David Cameron dismisses claims he is too relaxed but tells the BBC he wants the government to "do better" after a "difficult month".
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Whitehall told to find £16bn more

Whitehall told to find £16bn more | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Government departments are told to identify a further 5% of their budgets which can be cut, as part of moves to protect against future unforeseen events.
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Watchdog calls for power to scrutinise privatised police

Watchdog calls for power to scrutinise privatised police | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Independent Police Complaints Commission wants new powers of inquiry to reflect the outsourcing of jobs...
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French Socialist ahead after vote

French Socialist ahead after vote | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Socialist Francois Hollande wins the first round of France's presidential poll, estimates say, setting up a run-off with incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy who came second.
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Galloway calls for a vote for Jean-Luc Melenchon this Sunday

George Galloway, Respect MP for Bradford West, has issued a call for voters in France, and French voters in Britain, to support Jean-Luc Melenchon and the Front de Gauche in the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday.

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Officer injured in protest march

Officer injured in protest march | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A police officer has been taking to hospital after suffering a head injury during a nationalist march in Brighton with counter protests by anti-fascist groups...
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Huge rally in Prague against austerity measures, alleged corruption

Huge rally in Prague against austerity measures, alleged corruption | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Tens of thousands of Czechs on Saturday staged one of the biggest protests since the fall of communism, marching in Prague against spending cuts, tax increases and alleged corruption and calling for the end of a center-right government already close to collapse.

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Cameron family fortune made in tax havens

Cameron family fortune made in tax havens | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Revealed: David Cameron's father built up legal offshore funds in Panama and Geneva...
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Britain extraditing Lib Dem donor

Britain extraditing Lib Dem donor | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Convicted fraudster and former Lib Dem donor Michael Brown is in Spain where he is to face a hearing for extradition to the UK next week.
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81 NHS contracts worth £2,214,270,000.00 set to be (or recently) privatised

I have spent the morning going through the NHS's contract tendering database (Supply2Health). There are literally 2,300+ NHS contracts on the website for chunks of the NHS that private companies can now bid for. In this piece of research I only counted the 81 contracts explicitly valued at £1m or more.

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Eurozone crisis live: Dutch PM offers resignation after austerity talks collapse

Eurozone crisis live: Dutch PM offers resignation after austerity talks collapse | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Another crisis hits the eurozone after the Netherlands government fails to agree new budget cuts...
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Staff fume as boss charges them £300 to park at work

Staff fume as boss charges them £300 to park at work | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
GMB members at Imperial Tobacco are to take industrial action after employer pass on parking fee to employees...
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Prentis: "We'll strike to protect national pay"

Prentis: "We'll strike to protect national pay" | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
UNISON leader says union will take industrial action to "protect what is right"...
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Sarkozy seeks key far-right votes

Sarkozy seeks key far-right votes | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
French President Nicolas Sarkozy woos far-right voters after losing narrowly to his Socialist rival in the presidential election's first round.
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Asleep at the Wheel: How Deregulation of the Bus Industry Could Get You Killed

Asleep at the Wheel: How Deregulation of the Bus Industry Could Get You Killed | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Bus accidents kill about 50 and injure almost 1,000 other innocent passengers every year—and the biggest reason is driver fatigue.
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Jubilant antifascists swamp the EDL’s mates in Brighton

Jubilant antifascists swamp the EDL’s mates in Brighton | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

Antifascists in Brighton have scored a fantastic success against ‘March for England’ – an outfit with close ties with the English Defence League

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Sri Lanka's tea workers fear future

Sri Lanka's tea workers fear future | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Sri Lanka has a long history of producing Ceylon tea but a sense of gloom is now pervading the industry.
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Government's top secret listening post to face racism claims

Government's top secret listening post to face racism claims | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A dispute among senior officials at the Government's top-secret listening post are to be exposed in a tribunal case brought by a civil servant.
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'They're killing us': world's most endangered tribe cries for help

'They're killing us': world's most endangered tribe cries for help | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Logging companies keen to exploit Brazil's rainforest have been accused by human rights organisations of using gunmen to wipe out the Awá, a tribe of just 355.
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Female genital mutilation 'offered by UK medics'

Female genital mutilation 'offered by UK medics' | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
GP, dentist and alternative medicine practitioner are filmed allegedly offering to carry out or arrange FGM...
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Jamie Oliver in blistering attack on Michael Gove over poor school diet

Jamie Oliver in blistering attack on Michael Gove over poor school diet | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The chef and campaigner attacks rules that allow academies to ignore nutrition guidelines...
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FE pay in England

The Joint FE Trade Unions 2012/13 Pay and Conditions Claim has been submitted to the Association of Colleges

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