30 March 2012
Respect party leader welcomes “anti-austerity” vote as Galloway proclaims “the Bradford spring”.
Petrol sales soar as government and hauliers meet to discuss strike threat by tanker drivers in Unite union.
Protest against anti-abortion extremists.
The National Union of Teachers could stage fresh walk-outs next term – including a series of focused regional protests – as part of a long-standing campaign against Government changes to public sector retirement funds, reported the Daily Telegraph.
About 6,000 people - double initial predictions - joined the strike, organised by the National Union of Teachers and University and College Union, with about two thirds of schools in London being affected through closure or reduced classes, reported the Independent.
A leading Bradford judge is demanding answers after calling a new system’s failure to provide a translator for a vulnerable woman in a violence and sex abuse trial “a disgrace”, reported the Telegraph and Argus.
A footballing legend from the north east of England has urged his fans to support the campaign for a sacked PCS rep.
Unite members in the Ministry of Defence and government departments have started voting in a consultative ballot on public sector pensions, reported the Union-News website.
Last week's budget added VAT on warm meat pies and other hot food, and food chain Greggs has led criticism of the pasty tax, reported the BBC website.
Cuts in central government funding may force the organisation responsible for the new Museum of Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery and several other museums and galleries on Merseyside, to reduce staff numbers by up to one in four, close some display galleries and introduce charges for special exhibition, reported the Guardian.
Members of PCS and other unions demonstrated outside the Conservative Party annual meeting in the Nottinghamshire constituency of justice secretary Kenneth Clarke.
The Department for Work and Pensions has been accused of reneging on a commitment to keep jobs in the UK, reported Computer World UK.
Private sector suppliers to government are scrambling to win billions of pounds of work from changes to the benefit system as the coalition presses ahead with its next big outsourcing drive in the wake of the welfare reform bill, passed just over two weeks ago, reported the Financial Times.
A podcast on the Union-News website described how government attacks are hitting the nation’s youth hard.
A Conservative Party treasurer has been forced to resign after being filmed offering secret meetings with the prime minister in return for annual donations of £250,000, reported the Independent on Sunday.
The ThisIsSouthWales website reported how PCS representing DVLA workers in Swansea has accused transport minister Mike Penning of misleading MPs over plans to close the agency's regional offices.
Civil service union PCS leader Mark Serwotka called on transport minister Mike Penning to correct a "catalogue of false claims" he made in parliament to justify office closure plans, reported the Morning Star.