Monthly Archives: December 2013

7,000 key NHS clinical staff made redundant amid enforced cuts

Dr Mark Porter, chairman of the BMA, says £20bn savings drive to blame, as doctors and nurses are made redundantDenis Campbell  The Guardian, Tuesday 31 December 2013   An “arbitrary” straitjacket on the NHS’s budget by Whitehall is leading to … Continue reading

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TUC: Building Union Membership

TUC leader sees opportunity for unions to rebuild membership Dan Milmo O’Grady calls for alliance of the labour movement after admitting Grangemouth ‘wake-up call’ The Guardian, Thursday 26 December 2013 Grangemouth oil refinery in Falkirk, Scotland   The head of the Trades … Continue reading

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– Season’s Greetings –

On the seasonal occasion and of the New Year, the Trades Councils wish you safe and happy holidays and success in all your endeavours in 2014. The past year has seen working people make headway in building their opposition against … Continue reading

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Attacking Organised Student Dissent

University and college strikes and police violence on campus: Whose Universities? Our Universities! Who Decides? We Decide! University staff continued their campaign over pay and conditions, resulting from the derisory well-below inflation offer of a 1% annual rise, with a … Continue reading

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Striking Firefighter Sacked

FBU Fights To Save Sacked Fireman’s Job  Morning Star Union outraged at bosses’ antics amid strike A striking firefighter has been sacked after posting a message on a website about the dispute over pensions and cuts. The Fire Brigades Union … Continue reading

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Reinstate Charlotte Monro !!!

Taking a Stand in Defence of the Right to Health Care On December 5, over 100 people took part in a spirited militant protest outside the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. They were demanding the reinstatement of Charlotte Monro who … Continue reading

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Macquarie must Drop the Debt from Wightlink.

Russell Kew, CEO at Wightlink, is trying hard these days to hide the problems at his company. It is a shame really that he and his management are caught between a rock and a hard place. The best bet for … Continue reading

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