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Mr Wharton once again

James Wharton MP has certainly caused a stir today following his criticism of the County Durham Socialist Clothing Bank. We have already detailed his comments and the response from Unite In the Community. 155 more words

Meet Richard A. Montoni - The Five Million Dollar Maximus Boss Here To Fleece The UK's Benefits System

Richard A. Montoni – the boss of US firm Maximus who will soon be carrying out the despised assessments for sickness and disability benefits – received a salary and compensation package worth over a staggering five million dollars in 2013. 364 more words


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    The scariest thing you'll see this Halloween... and its coming to suck your lifeblood.

NHS Workers may take further strike action in light of Minister's derisory pay offer

October 30th: Concern over extent and impact of wider ‘contingency proposals’ for health cuts

Work-to-rule to continue while union organises further one-day stoppages

Unite lead officer in Northern Ireland for the health sector, Kevin McAdam expressed his disappointment with Minister Jim Wells’ statement that there would be no pay rise for health care workers under the 2014-15 Health Budget. 280 more words

Press Releases

Could claimants choose the next government?

Category: Latest news Created: Tuesday, 14 January 2014 19:47

Working age claimants hold the balance of power in enough marginal seats to potentially decide who governs Britain at the next election, and yet they are treated by politicians with such contempt that you might imagine they had no vote at all.  963 more words

Broken workplaces, low pay and lifelong learning

Two reports published in the past few days paint a troubling picture of the problems facing us in the UK, both as an economy and a society – and highlight the palpable lack of commitment within the political class to tackling them. 1,372 more words

Don't Believe The Hype: Universal Credit Is No Closer To Being Workable Than It Was In 2010

Jobcentres sources are suggesting that Iain Ducan Smith will attempt to roll out Universal Credit across the country in February 2015.  This will allow the Tories to pretend that the project is on track and functioning in the run up to the general election. 385 more words

Welfare Reform

Today’s Britain: where the poor are forced to steal or beg from food banks

Reposted from The Guardian – Comment is free

Illustration by Matt Kenyon

What would you do to keep your baby from starving? Perhaps the same as Lucy Hill. 1,053 more words