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Stealth attack on national museum

8 February 2016

Bradford’s National Media Museum is reeling with news that an important archive is to be relocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London this summer. 

Unity as steel centres fight for survival

8 February 2016

Britain’s key specialist steel centres, such as Forgemasters in Sheffield, are fighting for survival with an alliance not only of trade unions and communities but now major employers.

15-minute homecare visits still the norm

8 February 2016

Despite new guidelines, homecare visits are still too short for workers to complete their visit without compromising the quality of their service or the dignity of the person receiving the support.

Strike ballot for sixth-form colleges

8 February 2016

The National Union of Teachers has launched a funding campaign for the sixth-form sector, and is balloting members for a one-day strike to coincide with a national demonstration in March.

Support your libraries!

5 February 2016

Campaigners and library workers are taking action to support Britain’s public library service. On Tuesday 9 February, Speak Up For Libraries will hold a rally in Westminster, followed by a lobby of MPs.

Supermarket wars: betting on a falling market

2 February 2016

In a classic case of dog-eat-dog capitalism, supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has made a £1.3 billion takeover bid for Home Retail Group, which owns Homebase and high-street retailers Argos.

 

 

Unions mull local government pay offer

21 January 2016

Unison, Unite and GMB are now consulting their members over the Local Government Association’s two-year pay offer of 1 per cent a year. Once again, rhetoric is outpacing reality.

Government cuts trade union education

15 January 2016

By August 2016 government funding for trade union education via the TUC will be slashed by half. By August 2017 all the funding will probably have gone. It is time for unions to grasp the nettle.

Valentine's stunt put up against Trade Union Bill

13 January 2016

The Trade Union Bill passed its second reading in the Lords on 11 January. In the face of a seemingly inexorable journey towards the Bill becoming an Act, the TUC’s response is a tepid Valentine’s stunt.

Fresh attack on local government pensions

13 January 2016

The Centre for Policy Studies, regarded by the late Margaret Thatcher as her favourite think tank, has produced the blueprint for the next government attack on the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Doctors on the picket lines

12 January 2016

As junior doctors embarked on their first day of strike action against the government’s proposed new contract, CPBML News visited picket lines in London and Yorkshire.

Health bursaries campaign goes national

10 January 2016

The campaign against the attack on health students’ bursaries moved up a gear on Saturday 9 January with the first national demonstration. Students travelled from all over England to assemble in London.

Kellingley closes

13 December 2015

The last of Britain’s deep coal mines closed on 19 December. It sounds the death knell not only for coal mining but electricity generation from coal, hastened by government decsions posing as a commitment to deal with climate change.

The war must be stopped

3 December 2015

David Cameron has got his way, and the RAF is bombing Syria. We will all live to regret the despicable vote in parliament last night which saw the bombing authorised.

Student nurses and midwives in bursary protest

2 December 2015

War abroad, war at home. As parliament was debating the bombing of Syria, less than 100 yards up Whitehall student nurses and midwives were standing outside the Department of Health in a loud and lively protest against plans to scrap their bursaries.

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