17 February 2012
As primary schools struggle to cope with the disruption caused to children, a council officer declares: 'To live in Westminster is a privilege, not a right', reported the Guardian.
The way in which bailiffs are regulated will be overhauled in a bid to clamp down on bad practices, a justice minister has said.
PCS is warning that someone will die if action isn't taken immediately to stop gang violence in and around courts.
Women are bearing the brunt of Tory policies which have created the worst unemployment crisis for 16 years, reported the Daily Mirror.
The Daily Mirror reported that yesterday’s grim official figures showed that jobless numbers shot up by 48,000 to 2.67 million in December – the highest since John Major was in power in 1995.
Rail union RMT has demanded an urgent Network Rail investigation into claims passed to the union by staff that the company at the heart of the St Pancras/Eurostar dispute is allegedly planning to utilise an “in-house” agency to break the strike.
Andrew Lansley faces questions after leaked emails reveal at least 25 senior staff have salaries paid to companies, reported the Guardian.
Transport staff held protests in England and Wales over plans to close dozens of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) offices, reported the BBC.
PCS is opposing cuts at the body charged with funding Wales’ universities which could cut a fifth of its staff despite saving more than £200,000 last year, Wales Online revealed.
Britain's dole queue began snaking ominously towards the three million mark as the number out of work hit a 16-year high at 2.67 million, reported the Morning Star.
Public sector bonuses are to face new restrictions amid anger over pay levels at taxpayer-subsidised organisations, reported the BBC website.
The main finding of the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) quarterly labour market outlook survey found that the first quarter of 2012 will be the most difficult quarter for the jobs market since the recession, as the number of private sector firms surveyed planning to make redundancies increases.
College lecturers and firefighters look set to join PCS and the National Union of Teachers for a proposed national strike against pensions on Wednesday 28 March, reported the PCS website.
A YouGov poll commissioned by UNISON suggested a majority of the public does not trust the government to handle the NHS, reported the UnionNews website
Parents in low-income jobs are set to lose thousands of pounds a year because of a change in tax credit rules, reported the Morning Star.
Investigation reveals extent of international management consultant’s role in Lansley’s health reforms, according to the Mail on Sunday.
Members of UCU in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme will be asked if they are prepared to take further strike action in the continuing row over government changes to their pensions, reported the UnionNews website.
The ability of the Occupy movement to create platforms outside our closed political system to force open a debate on inequality, the taboo at the heart of the financial crisis, is impressive, writes Hilary Wainwright for Red Pepper magazine.