Godfrey Bloom, MEP for the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip), which threatens to scoop many Tory votes in the May elections, has told Ukip leaders: “We do not have the resources to write serious papers on major subjects, why reinvent the wheel? Why not buy policy ‘off the shelf’?”
“One Barnet”, Barnet Tories’ plan to privatise most of Barnet Council services (probably in two contracts worth up to £1 billion to Capita), is being scrutinised in the High Court this week.
Over a fortnight since their last 24-hour strike (22 October) workers in the Remploy factory in Springburn (Glasgow) are still waiting to find out the fate of their workplace.
For the fourth time this year, pickets were out in force at the Remploy factory in Springburn, Glasgow on Monday 22 October as workers there kept up their fight in defence of jobs and terms and conditions of employment.
The UK government has revoked the order to extradite Gary McKinnon to the USA to face trial for computer hacking. This is an important win for McKinnon, who has been fighting extradition since 2006.
ATOS, the private company notorious for its treatment of sick and disabled people claiming Employment Support Allowance, is outsourcing one of its contracts for assessing entitlement to Personal Indep
Remploy factories in Chesterfield, Springburn, and Bridgend are set to be sold off, but the buyer has refused to guarantee continuing existing workers’ employment.
In October and November, trade unionists from a variety of different unions will attend a one-day seminar on “Autism in the Workplace”, hosted by the Workers’ Educational Association London Region.
Following a 100% vote in favour of strike action, pickets were out in force at the Remploy factory in Springburn (Glasgow) on Monday 3 September, the first day of a week-long strike.
Becoming Green, a company which markets environmentally-sustainable energy to homeowners, has been exposed using prison labour on slave wages in its Cardiff call centre.