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Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Boom time for the super-rich

by Paddy McGuffin Furious unions lashed out at arrogant coalition boasts of record employment levels today, warning that long-term and youth unemployment have actually increased.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Mental health patients failed by futile laws

by Peter Lazenby A damning report by MPs today revealed a catalogue of problems in Britain's mental health services.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Soldiers need £114m help into civilian life

by Paddy McGuffin It costs more than £100 million a year to help ex-military personnel adapt to civilian life, the Forces in Mind Trust (FMT) warned today.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Tories plan child care cash grab

by Will Stone Children in care could be taken to court under a Tory council's plans to demand they fork out some of the costs spent on their welfare.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Union blasts pay rise for trust boss

by Peter Lazenby GMB today slammed a decision to give an inflation-busting pay award to the boss of a failing NHS trust while front-line staff suffer a pay freeze.
Workers at Stansted airport are on the verge of a strike against pay cuts today.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

TUC protests to Colombia over threats

The TUC has protested to Colombia's ambassador over death threats against trade union activists.
Tube workers warned today that London Underground bosses are "sowing anger and disgust" among staff and have effectively confirmed a mass cuts programme.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Steelworkers win pay rise after long dispute

GMB members employed by Tata Steel at locations across Britain have voted to accept a new pay deal.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

'Free Aamer' protesters hit Scotland Yard

by Paddy McGuffin Campaigners demanding the release of the last British resident in Guantanamo Bay will stage a noisy protest outside Scotland Yard today.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Special-needs kids 'forced to sit on floor'

by Rory MacKinnon Disability campaigners hit out at rail firm CrossCountry today after a train manager was accused of forcing children with special needs to sit on the carriage floor.
by Paddy McGuffin Energy company Cuadrilla has claimed it is unlikely to turn an area in Balcombe, which has become the focus of anti-fracking protests, into a fossil fuel production site.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Real ale drinkers out for festival

by Will Stone More than 50,000 drinkers are expected to attend the Great British Beer festival this week in support of the declining pub and brewing industries.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Britain 'supports' repressive Bahrain

The British government is continuing to offer arms and political support to the repressive regime in Bahrain, campaigners said today.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Nearly 1 in 4 blame victim for rape

Nearly one in four young men in Scotland still blame rape victims for drinking or dressing "provocatively," alarming new research found today.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Edinburgh tells SDL to keep out

Campaigners warned far-right thugs in the Scottish Defence League to keep away from Edinburgh this Saturday as the group plans to descend on the city's Royal Mile at the height of festival season.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Two Respect councillors suspended over slur

Respect has suspended Bradford councillors Ishtiaq Ahmed and Mohammad Shabbir.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Cameraman killed in Cairo

Tributes have been paid to a Sky News cameraman who was shot dead in Cairo today morning while covering clashes between Egyptian security forces and protesters.
by Paddy McGuffin Debt collectors are hounding more and more families due to the government's austerity, with 60,000 "bailiff problems" reported to Citizens Advice from April 2012 to March 2013.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00

Unions target rail profiteers

by Rory MacKinnon Scottish rail passengers will get a slightly easier ride under the SNP's fare cap amid the furore of fare rises but unions today said that there should be no private profits at all.
by Paddy McGuffin Home Secretary Theresa May has used draconian new "terminator" powers to block a High Court challenge brought by an alleged terror suspect against his exclusion from Britain.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00

Racist vans head to West Yorkshire

by Peter Lazenby Human rights campaigners in Yorkshire have called on political and religious leaders in the region to protest at government plans to deploy its racist, anti-immigration "go home" billboard vans outside London.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:00

Westminster blocks Welsh farm pay law

by Paddy McGuffin A new Welsh law aiming to protect the wages of farm workers was blocked by the Westminster government today.
by Peter Lazenby Nearly 1,000 drivers, draymen and warehouse workers with a delivery firm started balloting for a strike today.
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

Fury over Thames Water surcharge

by Rory MacKinnon Water workers urged renationalisation today as tax dodgers Thames Water unveiled a £29 surcharge on top of annual price rises.
by Rory MacKinnon More than 110,000 jobs in Scotland have been thrown onto the scrap heap six years into the economic crisis, a think tank said today.
by Peter Lazenby Bosses have been accused of paying wages so low in order to boost profits that families cannot live on them.
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

RMT backs Boris bike strike workers

by Peter Lazenby London Mayor Boris Johnson's bike-hire scheme has been hit by strike action after workers who run it downed tools today.
Journalists at three Glasgow newspapers have begun balloting again for strike action over looming layoffs.
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

Firm bins info collection scam

Bin privateer Renew London said today that it would stop collecting phone details from passers-by after it was reported to Britain's data watchdog.
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