Monthly Archives: November 2013

PCS: Sacked Worker Reinstatement Ruling

Judge rules PCS rep was unfairly sacked for union work The judge at the Employment Tribunal made a rare reinstatement ruling in Kevin Smith’s case, saying “embarrassment” or “discomfort” on the part of Home Office managers were no reason not … Continue reading

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Macquarie/Wightlink disgusts Public:

Wightlink’s new pricing labelled ‘Outrageous’ Many Islanders have contacted OnTheWight this week to express their outrage at being hit by considerable ferry price increases, now Wightlink have applied their new pricing plan. When making the announcement, Wightlink labelled the changes … Continue reading

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Another Attack on Housing for the Working Class:

Mortgage lending support scheme to be reduced The Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), launched last year, will no longer be aimed at householders, announced the Bank of England’s governor Mark Carney on Thursday. Carney acts on behalf of the financial … Continue reading

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Reports submitted to the South East Regional TUC on behalf of the Isle of Wight County Organisation.

23rd November, 2013 Mike Nobbs IOW Report. [Reporting on the IW Trades Councils journey since 2011 in their campaign to achieve AAS for the IW. Followed by an historical report on the Island’s manufacturing past.] Assisted Area status for the … Continue reading

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Strike at IOW college

A NATIONAL pay dispute will hit the Isle of Wight College next Tuesday, a union has warned. UCU, which represents college and university academic staff, balloted members over a national pay offer of 0.7%. More than 70% voted in favour … Continue reading

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John Buckle

November 27, is the 30th anniversary of the death in 1983 of John Buckle, then General Secretary of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist-Leninist). He was just 34, and had led the Party since its founding in 1979. On … Continue reading

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Birmingham Student Occupation:

Birmingham University Guild of Students. Both were among a group of around 30 students who barricaded themselves inside the university’s senate chamber on Wednesday evening. The students remaining in the occupation would also face forcible eviction and possible arrest and … Continue reading

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