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Off the rails and onto the roads

27 December 2023

The fallout from the government strategy to switch investment from rail to road continues. It prefers promoting autonomous cars to developing rail and other public transport.

Fishing quotas for 2024 agreed

27 December 2023

Britain still has to deal with the EU over fishing quotas. The latest agreement, the fourth since leaving the EU, sees further progress.

Unions united against law

20 December 2023

The first special Congress of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) for over forty years took place in early December. It considered how trade unions should respond to legal attempts to restrict their activity.

Royal Mail festive “truce” – for now

20 December 2023

Royal Mail workers have called off industrial action over Christmas and the New Year. CWU, their union said there was enough progress to call a “truce” over the holiday period.

Fighting fire service cuts across the country

20 December 2023

Firefighters are fighting attempts across the country to cut staffing, which risks effective response to emergencies. And they have criticised government plans for the fire service.