13 April 2012
An influential group of MPs has backed a call by PCS for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to reverse its decision to axe UK embassy posts around the globe.
Nick Clegg was ambushed by a gran waiting to tell him what it was like living on the breadline, reported Daily Mirror.
Transport workers in Swansea have been encouraged to support industrial action against potential cuts and office closures, reported the South Wales Evening Post.
Anti-cuts campaigners are planning to stage a series alternative street parties before the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations and the Olympics to highlight opposition to the government’s austerity programme, reported the Guardian.
New employment rules intended to protect temps are having the opposite effect, with fewer companies choosing to hire agency staff, new figures suggest, reported the Daily Telegraph.
This week Midlands TUC has launched a campaign against four local MPs' support for the 'Pasty tax' announced by chancellor George Osbourne in his recent budget, reported the TUC.
The successful two-hour walkout by Department for Work and Pensions contractors demonstrated the strength of support for the 300 Balfour Beatty employees who are facing compulsory redundancy on the lowest pay-off terms allowed by law, reported the PCS website.
Unite asks Queen to intervene on behalf of NHS staff expected to work for normal pay on bank holiday to celebrate jubilee, reported the Guardian.
Chancellor George Osborne says he is "shocked" that some of the UK's richest people have organised their finances so that they pay virtually no income tax, reported the BBC.
Trade unionists and economists joined forces on Monday to demand more action to save jobs following fears that unemployment is set to spiral out of control this summer, reported the Morning Star.
Top-tier Tories have gone back on plans to make ministers publish tax returns following a cabinet revolt, reported the Daily Mirror.
Police cannot restore trust over racism on their own, says chairman of Black Police Association, Bevan Powell, reported the Observer.
Teachers are to step up industrial action in a move that could see co-ordinated strike action with other unions, reported the Union-News website.
Christopher Hird reviewed the book The Cost of Inequality: Three Decades of the Super-Rich and the Economy which chronicles the catastrophe of the capitalism of the last 30 years.
A US-style system of top politicians' tax returns being published could be considered in the UK, George Osborne indicated as the issue of personal finances continued to dominate the London mayoral race, reported the Independent.