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British steel betrayed by government

21 January 2022

Transport minister Andrew Stephenson has admitted that HS2, Europe’s largest construction project and funded by public money, has no target for the use of British steel.

South Yorkshire bus workers win big pay rises

15 January 2022

More than 560 Stagecoach bus workers in South Yorkshire have won a 10.7 per cent pay increase from May after walking out on indefinite strike following the company’s refusal to improve its pay offer.

Agriculture policy under fire

13 January 2022

A parliamentary committee has indicted the government for an agriculture policy that will see food imports rise and farmers’ incomes fall, while exporting the environmental impacts of food production.

Scotland: Energy surrender

20 December 2021

In the latest abandonment of energy sources in Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pressed the button to blow up the chimney of Longannet power station on 9 December.

London Transport: the big battle begins

15 December 2021

London Transport union RMT has begun balloting over 10,000 members after Transport for London refused to give assurances on jobs, pensions and conditions in the midst of an ongoing financial crisis driven by central government. 

Sheffield refuse workers pay victory

29 November 2021

Refuse workers in Sheffield working for Veolia have won an important victory on pay at a time when real wages are being hit by increased inflation.

Social care – still at risk

28 November 2021

Social care is far from fixed. Sector trade union Unison reports dangerous staffing levels and many care workers thinking of leaving. The long delayed funding question needs urgent attention too.

HS2 – The Great Northern Train Robbery

24 November 2021

Boris Johnson’s decision to scrap vital parts of HS2 and other key rail investment in the north of England met with angry criticism from trade unions and many others.

Rolls-Royce: steps to net zero

13 November 2021

With the COP26 climate conference coming to a close Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Shell called for further collaboration to enable the transition of long-haul aviation towards net zero.

Coal still needed in Wales

12 November 2021

The Welsh government is trying to close Aberpergwm colliery, the only anthracite mine in Europe. Its "net zero" dogma also puts the Port Talbot steel plant at risk.

Most primary schools lack a library, says report

3 November 2021

A report from the National Literacy Trust reveals that one in eight primary schools in England do not have a library – despite the proven link between school library provision and literacy levels. 

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