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Unpaid Trial Shifts

Friday 22 September, 2017

SNP MP Stewart McDonald has written to all of Scotland’s party leaders to urge them to back a new law to ban the exploitative practice of unpaid trial shifts.   A public consultation on the Unpaid Trial Work Periods (Prohibition) Bill ende...

Ubers Licence Revoked

Friday 22 September, 2017

This morning Transport for London (TfL) bowed to public pressure and revoked Uber’s license to operate in the capital. This is a huge victory for workers’ rights and passenger safety. Uber has been granted the right to appeal against...

A piece of interesting news prior to the Labour Conference is that the Labour Party are potentially planning to field many more female candidates, effectively to be ready to contest the next election. In some instances, successful male candidates nat...

The Fabian Society have announced all their Fringe events at the Labour Party Conference. Labour's Annual Conference takes place every Autumn and is one of the largest and most high profile political events in Europe. Delegates and visitors take par...

MIND the mental health charity have made changes relating to their Essex operations says; Stephanie Mills, Mid and North East Essex, Marketing & Fundraising Manager.  MIND in Essex, now go under the moniker, Mid and North East Esse...

CPAG Launches A Call To Action

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Child poverty campaigners welcome Public Health experts 'call to action'   “Living wages, progressive taxation and investment in social security vital to reducing poverty and protecting children's health and well being" say child poverty c...

Scottish Small Business Confidence Slips

Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Confidence among small businesses in Scotland and the UK as a whole tumbled in the latest quarter, as higher inflation and domestic economic weakness weighed, a key survey reveals today. The Federation of Small Businesses’ latest survey also sh...

In work poverty, is not being addresses fully says a new report by Eurofound.  One in ten workers in the EU is at risk of poverty, and 13% of workers are materially deprived and cannot afford basic household goods. Despite the fact that lev...

Extracts of Vince Cable's main conference speech "A disaster looms. Brexit. The product of a fraudulent and frivolous campaign led by two groups of silly public school boys living their dormitory pillow fights. "And now, thanks to Boris Johnson, they...

Suicide Prevention North Lanarkshire teamed up with Motherwell, Celtic and Airdrie FC to host a special football competition to raise awareness about the high death rates in Scotland. Ravenscraig was the venue for the 7-a-side tournament on Wednesday...

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