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Labour's Gain Shows Unions' Pain - But Change Is Coming

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(TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady with public sector workers. Credit: Carl Court, Getty Images)

The Labour Party membership booms to over 600,000… 891 more words

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Why join a union?

I often get asked why join a union? What can they do for me? Do they have any power? Do we have to strike all the time? 616 more words

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C.W.U. Wildcat: Recreation Deck

Shot with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS; f/5.6; 1/125; ISO-400; 18mm

This place is enamoring. Massive like a self-sustaining spaceship, or a lonely city in the desert.


Most important Labour election you might not know about

Unknown to the vast majority of Labour members, whether by design or accident, a hugely important Labour election got underway this week.

Most people are aware of the vital… 479 more words

Why Net Neutrality Matters To Us All

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He Holds Net Neutrality In His Hands: Ajit Pai – Head of the FCC

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a right to-do going on over… 835 more words

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Pension = Wage for life

Sloppy journalism confusing readers.

A quick scan of the Daily Telegraph’s Money Pages leaves me hopeless at its hapless reporting of pensions. Somebody should sit down with the whole personal finance team and read them the riot act. 990 more words


A wage in retirement or freedom from pensions?

Yesterday I wrote about one aspect of the dispute between Royal Mail and its workers – the difference in opinion between the two sides on how postal workers are financially supported in retirement. 1,038 more words