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PM summoned to commons over Jeremy Hunt

David Cameron was today dramatically summoned to explain to MPs why he has not ordered a probe into Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
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Government accused of running scared over Olympic Sunday vote

Government accused of running scared over Olympic Sunday vote | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Usdaw says government is wrong not to allow a free vote in Parliament today...
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Unite vows to fight "brutal" bank job losses

Unite vows to fight "brutal" bank job losses | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Clyesdale and Yorkshire banks announce 1,400 jobs to go by 2010...
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Lecturers in Sunderland to ballot for strike over pay

Lecturers in Sunderland to ballot for strike over pay | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
UCU members accuse college of trying to deliver teaching on the cheap...
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Gay marriage campaigns launched

Gay marriage campaigns launched | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Opposing groups of faith organisations launch separate campaigns ahead of the possible legalisation of gay marriage in Scotland.
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German Unions Seeking Higher Pay Could Save the Euro

German Unions Seeking Higher Pay Could Save the Euro | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
At times of economic crisis, politicians like to blame investors, preferably foreign investors.
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High pay 'revolt' web tool debuts

High pay 'revolt' web tool debuts | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
A new online tool is launched that lets individuals complain if they feel executive pay at companies is too high.
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Supper Club Lunch with David Cameron

Lunch with our MP and the Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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David Cameron must make the Conservative party look like the nation

David Cameron must make the Conservative party look like the nation | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Neil O'Brien: People no longer feel guilty voting Tory.
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U.S. Drones Killed 2,800 Civilians in Pakistan in 7 Years

U.S. Drones Killed 2,800 Civilians in Pakistan in 7 Years | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Via Press TV: A Pakistani human rights lawyer says over 2,800 of the 3,000 people killed over the past seven years in non-UN-sanctioned US assassination drone...
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Conservative party's 301 radicals seek to shake up 1922 status quo

Conservative party's 301 radicals seek to shake up 1922 status quo | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Out with the old and in with the new as 301 Group puts forward candidates to modernise 'antique' backbench committee...
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Tottenham Court Road suspect a BNP candidate

Tottenham Court Road suspect a BNP candidate | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
We have received information that leads us to believe that the man charged over the Tottenham Court Road siege on Friday previously stood as a BNP parliamentary candidate.
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Royal wedding protesters challenge police over arrests – video

Some of the 55 people arrested on the day of the royal wedding in 2011 explain why they are taking the police to court for a judicial review to challenge tactics used that day...
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GMB and UNISON concern over Four Seasons care home sale

GMB and UNISON concern over Four Seasons care home sale | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The GMB is seeking urgent meetings with government ministers over the acquisition of 500 Four Seasons care homes by private equity company Terra Firma.
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Scottish airport strike grounded . . . for now

Scottish airport strike grounded . . . for now | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Prospect members in Dundee agree to postpone today's action to allow further talks over pay...
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RMT demands investigation into Tube safety political "cover-up" - UnionNews

RMT demands investigation into Tube safety political "cover-up" - UnionNews | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Union says last week's Bakerloo near-miss shows the importance of having drivers on trains...
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Website lets public express anger at City pay

Website lets public express anger at City pay | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
New service letting savers email City institutions to demand action on executive pay follows protest vote at Barclays...
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UKBA accused of covering up airport delays

UKBA accused of covering up airport delays | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Passengers handed 'apology leaflets' after having to wait up to three hours before clearing passport control at Heathrow...
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New-look civil service pensions

New-look civil service pensions | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
The civil service pension scheme has become the government's first mutualised Whitehall service, a move which ministers say will increase productivity and save taxpayers money.
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Suicides have Greeks on edge before election

Suicides have Greeks on edge before election | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
ATHENS (Reuters) - On Monday, a 38-year-old geology lecturer hanged himself from a lamp post in Athens and on the same day a 35-year-old priest jumped to his death off his balcony in northern Greece.
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On the frontline of Sudan conflict

On the frontline of Sudan conflict | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Sudan has reportedly declared a state of emergency along its border with South Sudan after weeks of clashes.
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: Give me the money or the library gets it

: Give me the money or the library gets it | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it

So, the Telegraph decided to have the headline "Elderly care funding will force closure of libraries" on its front page on Friday.

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Tens of thousands protest health, education cuts across Spain

Tens of thousands protest health, education cuts across Spain | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of people across Spain protested Sunday against education and health care spending cuts.
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The battle over Derbyshire county council youth services

The battle over Derbyshire county council youth services | Trade unions and social activism | Scoop.it
Service users and local people fight a Derbyshire county council proposal to cut youth service budgets and outsource.
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475,000 to strike 10 May: let’s kick David Cameron and keep kicking

Up to half a million workers will strike over pensions on 10 May.

 

The action will bring together members of the Unite, PCS, UCU, Nipsa and RMT unions. It will hit hospitals, colleges, job centres, transport and other key public services.

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