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RMT in Westminster rally over guards

26 April 2018

A national protest against Driver Only Operation outside Parliament on 25 April drew rail workers and union banners from many towns and regions across the country.

Apprenticeships: Poor match

In an unusually blunt speech the head of Ofsted, Amanda Spielman, highlighted the key issues her inspectors had found in their pilot inspections of apprenticeship providers since the new apprenticeship levy scheme began.

Truce in uni pensions fight

The long-running dispute over pensions conducted by members of the University and College Union (UCU) has been suspended after they voted by 64 per cent to 36 per cent to accept the employers’ latest proposals.

NHS staff consider pay offer

It’s bad enough that the NHS has been lagging behind inflation for seven years but take the rise in travel costs, accommodation and food into account and the gap between the pay “rise” and RPI becomes even starker.

Boats 'transition' protest

Fishermen brought about 200 fishing vessels to six ports around the coast on Sunday 8 April to stage mass demonstrations against the government’s “transition” arrangements allowing the EU to control British waters until 2020.

A year for engineering

26 April 2018

A new campaign aims to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.

Apprenticeship problems raised

25 April 2018

The head of Ofsted has highlighted key problems foundin pilot inspections of apprenticeship providers since the new levy scheme came in.

US private equity muscles in on rail

16 April 2018

American private equity firm Apollo Management has made a bid for one of Britain’s largest bus and rail companies, First Group, which has rebuffed the initial bid.

Truce in universities pensions fight

16 April 2018

The long-running dispute over pensions conducted by members of the University and College Union has been suspended after they voted decisively to accept the employers’ latest proposals.

Strike hits North Sea oil platform

16 April 2018

Workers on the Norwegian oil giant’s Mariner platform in the North Sea went on strike on Saturday 7 April, downing tools for four hours in the morning and a further four-hour sit-in in the evening.

Fishing vessels in mass 'transition' protest

10 April 2018

Fishermen brought about 200 boats to six ports around the Britain on Sunday in mass demonstrations against the “transition” arrangements allowing the EU to control British waters until 2020. Crowds gathered on the shores to join the protest.

Aerospace demands plans for Brexit 

20 March 2018

A year after aerospace companies called for a post-Brexit transition deal as soon as possible to protect jobs in the sector there seems to be an uneasy lack of detail from the government.

Click to enlist? Oops...

28 January 2018

The government’s attempt to recruit solely by online application has failed despite spending over £1.3 billion on a computer system run by Britain’s largest outsourcing IT company.

University pensions fight takes off

28 January 2018

Strike action will begin in universities across Britain as academic staff fight back against the plan by the university employers to close their final salary pension scheme.

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