A Living Wage is a Right

Regardless of the amount of value created, a Living Wage should be made a constitutional Right. It is not a question of a job being sacrificed, as justification for low pay, sustainable jobs...

UNISON Community Conference 2015

On the train back to London with UNISON delegates after our annual National Seminar and Conference in Bradford.  See previous posts on the Seminar which took place immediately before here and here. The Conference was chaired by UNISON Vice President Wendy Nichols. Community is the Service...

Survey Highlights Plight of Teachers:

The excessive workloads and working hours facing teachers in the UK have been clearly established in figures published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to mark its annual Work Your Proper Hours...

John Pilger: The Menace of Fascism

By John Pilger Global Research, February 26, 2015 The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our...

UNISON National Community Seminar 2015: Day 2

Day 2 of the national seminar started off with more workshops and reporting back. Then after morning break the plenary session with West Midlands Regional Head of Community Andrew Johnson explaining in a lucid and comprehensive way the new Government regulations on  commissioning of health and...

Buckhurst field and the New College Corporation

New College is shortly to put in an application for an all-weather football pitch on Council owned Buckhurst field1 which sits on the edge of Park North and Walcot. The New College management are looking to the Council to give it a 25 year lease. The cost of the pitch would be £600,000 with...