Monthly Archives: July 2013

UNISON Challenges Tribunal Fees

Unison cleared to challenge employment tribunal fees The union Unison has been given permission to seek a judicial review of the introduction of fees for workers seeking employment tribunals. People wanting to bring tribunals must now pay a fee for … Continue reading

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Fees for employment tribunals begin

People bringing employment tribunals must now pay a fee for the first time since they were created in the 1960s. Under the new UK rules, they will have to pay £160 or £250 to lodge a claim, with a further … Continue reading

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Isle of Wight Localism: Principle or Pragmatism?

Localism, or devolved power, in Principle would be a fine thing, if it was genuine. The problem is that bureaucracy and private monopolies could seize the right to property as opposed to public right. The Localism Act 2011 for example … Continue reading

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Workers’ Opposition to Pragmatism

Organisation around Principle is the key to developing the subjective factor. It means settling scores with Anglo-centric abstract notions, quick fix solutions and “a future that works”. When talking about the Anglo-centric it one sidedly promotes itself in a chauvinistic … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor:

Sir, I am writing in support of the letter, in last weeks IWCP, from Ruth Harris secretary, (CWU ). It would appear that the government is to continue with the disastrous policy of its predecessors, whether Labour, Tory, or as … Continue reading

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Turning the clock back: Similarities between Canada, Britain and the USA.

Fight for the Dignity of Labour How Far Is the Harper Dictatorship Prepared to Turn Back the Clock on Workers’ Rights? – Jim Nugent – The necessity to constantly battle retrogression has become a fact of life. In the current … Continue reading

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No to the All Party Austerity Agenda!

Workers used the recent council elections in May as an opportunity to take a stand against the attacks of Conservatives on workers’ rights and the austerity being pushed. The stand of the working people is not based on giving up … Continue reading

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