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Why can’t Britain create decent jobs? Meet the women struggling against low pay and zero-hours contracts

Reposted from the Guardian

Cecily Blyther, a learning support officer, has been on a zero-hours contract for six years. Photograph: Mark Passmore for the Observer/AP … 1,797 more words

Zero-hours Contracts

Why Are Southern Journos Rumbling Around Horden Looking Stunned? #GE2015

Channel Four News has a report about Horden, Co. Durham a former mining village on the North East Coast.  Heres the truth about the area from Amanda… who is actually from that area.  54 more words

More news about water, work, welfare and wage theft: Mid-February round-up

It’s been a few weeks since I did a proper news round-up. While there’s not been that much in the way of big, attention-grabbing stories, there’s still a multitude of local struggles going on up and down the country, so I’d like to try and highlight a few of those. 963 more words


A Motley Valentine's Greeting for You

posted by Beret

With age (and wisdom?) I have discovered why so many classroom activities from days of yore revolved around holidays and seasons. For teachers, parents, after-school program directors–anyone who has to look regularly into the eyes of expectant children, anyone who has to fill the time with something, … 553 more words


My Finest Hour

That moment when you run out of tissues, toilet paper, Starbucks napkins and paper towels, so you’re forced to blow your ever-running nose into THIS cocktail napkin. 17 more words

Random Thoughts/Happenings

Part #2: You're In, Now Lock the Damn Door Behind You

In the last post, I touched on four points that you can use to get your foot in the door. The remaining tips should really drive the point home that you are the… 494 more words

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Part #1 - Creating a Daddy's Girl: Wedge Your Foot in the Door

In the previous post, I discussed my feelings on being the lima beans on the plate of parent affection. I realize that it’s possibly my own complexes that are interfering in the situation. 704 more words

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