6 July 2012
Unions have warned that Britain could face a sharp rise in fatal accidents at work as the country emerges from the recession, reported the Union-News website.
Poorest and most vulnerable households will bear the burden of austerity measures, research reveals, reported the Guardian.
A dad whose son died just six weeks after wrongly being stripped of his incapacity benefits today said he blamed the government for his death, reported the Liverpool Echo.
Disabled workers are to stage two 24-hour strikes in protest at plans to close their factories, reported MSN News.
The joint union campaign against the government's unfair and unnecessary cuts to public sectorpensions continues despite plans to force through legislation.
A Birmingham dad died from a serious heart condition – weeks after government assessors stopped his benefits and ruled he was fit for work.
The government's confirmation that the popular and effective network of DVLA offices around the country will close by the end of next year is a further blow to communities where jobs and face-to-face services will be lost.
PCS has called on Home Office ministers to hold genuine talks to settle long-standing issues including thousands of job cuts that have caused chaos at our borders.
Ministers are considering watering down plans to give fathers more paternity leave amid coalition tensions over the impact the move would have on businesses, reported the Financial Times.
Research finds considerable concern that police ability to deal with any future riots may be affected by scale of budget cuts, reported the Guardian.
"The choice between Tory and Labour cuts is no choice at all," says the union leader, who wants to challenge the "austerity consensus," in a blog for the New Statesman.
Ewa Jasiewicz writes for Red Pepper magazine on the campaign to win supermarket workers a living wage
A major report for the UK’s four leading rail unions has found that £1.2 billion of taxpayers’ money is lost every year because of privatisation and fragmentation in the railway industry – enough to fund an 18 per cent fares cut, according to Unite.
Transport union RMT said that its members on South West Trains (SWT) will start voting this week on whether to take industrial action over an Olympic Games bonus row, reported the Morning Star.
The Independent reported that cutbacks threaten to turn London World Pride event into a 'shambles', warned the LGBT community.