6 January 2012
Trade union leaders have given rare backing to the government by urging the approval of plans for a £32bn high speed rail network, reported the Guardian.
Britain's government bosses went tilting at windmills when they tried to sound tough over tax dodging - but fell flat on their faces, reported the Morning Star.
Unite – Britain’s biggest union – has rejected the government’s proposals for the health service pension scheme, as reported on the PCS website.
An article in the Daily Mirror said workers desperate to keep their jobs are putting in so much unpaid overtime an extra million full-time posts could be created, according to a new report.
One of the most controversial annual bonus rounds ever is about to get under way in the City. The size of payouts at a time of rising unemployment and pay restraint in the wider economy will spark a fresh wave of protest about high pay in the financial industry, despite protestations from bankers that bonus pools are down markedly on 2010.
In an extended BBC interview, PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka says millions of public servants still face the prospect of paying more and working longer for a worse pension.
Out-of-touch economic overlords will be shunting an incredible half a million more children below the poverty line within three years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies found.
The UnionNews website reported that hundreds of Unite bus drivers working for Stagecoach in South Yorkshire were on their seventh day of strike action over pay.
PCS head Mark Serwotka made a rallying call in the Morning Star to leading trade unionists: Don’t give up
Tax officials have been accused by business leaders and Tory MPs of harassing small firms while taking a soft approach to the tax liabilities of major companies.
With the public sector pensions dispute at a pivotal point, the first few weeks of 2012 will be critical in framing the future of widespread opposition to this government's cruel and unnecessary programme of austerity, wrote PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka on the Guardian website.
The Daily Telegraph reported that angry rail commuters are threatening to jam the Treasury switchboard in protest over rapidly rising fare rises.
While the media again reports 'famine in the horn of Africa' caused by 'drought', Rasna Warah writing for Red Pepper magazine looks at the real reasons why people are going hungry
Executive pay and the lack of women on company boards need to be tackled to put right some of the UK’s “key failings”, a business leader has said in the Financial Times.