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20/04/2014 - London Underground workers to strike

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20/04/2014 - Wages and Prices - Lies, damn lies and statistics

If you believe the media the recession is over and we are now in an economic recovery! They say that average pay rises have finally overtaken the



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17/04/2014 - Bedroom tax evictions "politically unviable"

Even Tory local authorities don't seem keen on kicking people out of their homes because of arrears caused by the tax. Basildon c



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16/04/2014 - Our NHS is not safe in ConDem hands

A new survey of almost 3,000 nurses from across the UK reveals a health service under severe strain, with 65% of staff saying that they did not h



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16/04/2014 - Alex Salmond dodges questions from Trade Unionists

Alex Salmond is a good speaker but not so deft at answering questions. Yesterday he was in Dundee at a meeting of the Scottish Trades Union. He got a mixed response. Some of what he said was welcomed. When asked whether his government would



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05/02/2011 - Oppose ConDem attacks on employment rights

The ConDem coalition is beginning to flex its' muscles and are following a Tory ideological aversion (with Lib Dem support) to employee rights.
 
They are proposing under a Employers Charter to 'raise the bar' for protection against unfair dismissal from one years service to two. This will mean thousands of more workers will be dismissed unfairly and there will be nothing they can do! They are also proposing to force those who will still be able to claim to lodge a deposit of cash into Court to be forfeited in the event they lose their case! In reality this will mean that many workers will not be anble to afford such a deposit and will have to give up seeking their rights.
 
The Government sees these measures as a way of paying back their big-business backers post election. Solidarity however will not take this lying down and we will be launching a campaign in support of retaining existing employment rights. Please sign our petition to get the ball rolling!