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Maximus protest

Durham and Sunderland Unite Community branch members joined together today to support DPAC’s day of action against Maximus- the new Work Capability assessors.   Maximus is an American company so yet again, British taxpayers’ money will be winging its way abroad to boost a foreign economy, to the detriment of our own. 285 more words

Green Party policy for lifelong learning

Several people recently took part in a Twitter exchange about the policies of the main parties towards adult learning. I expressed the view that all the main parties – including Labour and the Scottish Nationalists – of cutting public favoured reduced spending on what was already a very small field. 405 more words

Education

The Homelessness Epidemic Gets Worse, Highest Number Of Rough Sleepers Since National Count Began

The UK’s homelessness epidemic is growing worse as statistics show there are more people sleeping on the streets in our city centres than at any point since national records began in 1998. 586 more words

Housing And Homelessness

Hands up all those who STILL think privatisation is a good idea

Reposted from the Independent

People in need at risk of losing tax credits after being wrongly accused of cheating …

What a shame this government are not as vociferous in their pursuit of billionaire tax dodging individuals and companies. 954 more words

HMRC

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