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Refinery workers vote for action on pay and pensions

7 October 2021

Essar has picked a dispute at Stanlow refinery during a petrol panic, trying to go back on a pay deal and worsen pensions – provoking a furious and united response from the refinery workers, members of the Unite union.

Afghanistan – one woman's positivity

22 September 2021

Tucked away in the columns of the Daily Telegraph on 15 September, though not widely reported elsewhere, was a little gem of a story about one woman in Afghanistan and her determination to be optimistic.

Still no plan for energy

22 September 2021

This government’s refusal to plan for Britain to be self-reliant in energy has produced a crisis of soaring prices, disrupted gas supplies and domestic steel and other essential manufacturing output compromised.

ScotRail: SNP bluster

11 September 2021

The rail union RMT is defending rail services and attacks on its members in Scotland from the train operating company and the hostile SNP government.

ScotRail plans new wave of cuts

21 August 2021

Not to be outdone by the headlong rush across Britain to cut back rail services, Scotland has joined the fray announcing proposals to permanently slash its train services.

United opposition to axing BTECs

31 July 2021

An announcement that BTEC qualifications are effectively to be scrapped in 2023 has met with widespread condemnation across the further education and university sectors. 

Swiss break off EU negotiations

26 May 2021

To the delight of the country’s leading trade union federation, the Swiss government has abandoned talks with the EU over replacing its 120-odd treaties with Brussels with one overarching “framework” agreement.

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