Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sri Lanka: Ansell must stop union-busting

Australian-based manufacturer of medical gloves and condoms, Ansell is attacking workers in its supply chain. Suspending 800 striking trade union members in Sri Lanka and replacing them with contracted scabs puts a bad stain on Ansell’s products that are exported … Continue reading

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NUJ general secretary calls for action on blacklisting and surveillance of journalists:

NUJ general secretary calls for action on blacklisting and surveillance of journalists: Today is the national day of action on blacklisting and is a hugely important day for trade unionists. All around the UK, events are taking place to collectively … Continue reading

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Police fix crime statistics to meet targets, MPs told

Police forces across England and Wales are routinely manipulating crime statistics in order to meet targets, a committee of MPs has heard. A Met Police whistleblower claimed rape and sexual offences were being under-reported by as much as a quarter. … Continue reading

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Police offered sex to crooks for confessions, former West Midlands inspector tells MPs

A former senior West Midlands police officer shocked MPs when he exposed the techniques allegedly used by police to distort crime figures – including offering sex to crooks to confess. Rodger Patrick, a former Chief Inspector with the force, said … Continue reading

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Allocated parking space can be a reasonable adjustment

Disabled employee wins discrimination claim but fails to prove email questioning her capability was harassment In Environment Agency v Donnelly the EAT had to consider if a tribunal was right to decide that while a disabled employee could arrive earlier … Continue reading

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RMT demands end to train companies dumping sewage on rail tracks

RMT demands end to train companies dumping sewage on rail tracks RMT demands end to train companies dumping sewage on rail tracks Rail union RMT today issued a renewed call for an end to the shocking practice of private train … Continue reading

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Cameron rounds on Labour as he shuns Commonwealth opening in Sri Lanka

David Cameron, shown in India on his way to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth summit, has said the Labour party cannot ask him to boycott a summit they arranged while in office. Photograph: Rex Features David Cameron has attacked Labour’s … Continue reading

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Will Dave Get Blood On His Hands?

1) WILL DAVE GET BLOOD ON HIS HANDS? The Times reports: “David Cameron is scheduled to shake hands with the President of Sri Lanka today as the Commonwealth summit begins amid an international outcry over allegations of war crimes. The … Continue reading

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Plebgate: PCC confronts Policing Minister at conference

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Warwickshire has offered to appear before MPs after being left fuming by the lack of an apology from the Home Secretary over Plebgate. Ron Ball (pictured) said he remained angry at remarks by … Continue reading

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ACTION UPDATE…. TUC Day of Action on Blacklisting, 20 November

ACTION UPDATE…. TUC Day of Action on Blacklisting, 20 November By RORY | Published: 14 NOVEMBER, 2013 The Blacklist Support Group (BSG) is calling on all supporters, Trades Councils and trade union branches to organise an event in your area … Continue reading

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