15 June 2012
PCS has called on the government to do more to create growth in the UK.
The government has been accused of watering down a number of key proposals on banking reform just as the crisis afflicting parts of the eurozone strengthened the case for tough action, reported the Financial Times.
Courts in the capital were in left in chaos this week after a “botched” switch to a new courier service delivering vital legal documents, reported the London Evening Standard.
Just 16% of civil servants are interested in exploring the idea of launching a ‘mutual’ organisation, with 69% dismissing the idea, a Civil Service World survey has found.
Getting a job is no guarantee of escaping poverty in modern Britain, according to a new report by Oxfam, as new government figures are expected to show a rise in the “working poor” today, reported the Independent.
A yawning north-south divide in Britain’s battered jobs market has widened, a key survey has revealed, reported the Daily Mirror.
Danny Alexander, the chief secretary to the Treasury, has cast doubt on George Osborne's suggestion of regional pay rates for the public sector.
The first international public opinion polling commissioned by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) - the Brussels-based global union representing 175 million union members across the world - shows deep uncertainty, fear and political disempowerment across half the G20 economies, six European countries and four emerging economies.
A major campaign to recruit and organise PCS members in Northern Ireland is being launched this week.
Business secretary Vince Cable has announced plans to make it easier for firms to remove under-performing workers in return for a pay-off, reported the BBC website.
Clyde Coastguards blocked 'unsafe' plans for the Belfast station to take over their operations for two days, reported the Greenock Telegraph (subscription required).
A war of words has escalated between union officials and London transport bosses over bus drivers’ demands for a £500 bonus during the Olympic games, which start next month, reported the Union-News website.
Price rises are blocking ownership, new study warns, with trend 'set to continue for a decade', reported the Observer.
A Spanish bank bailout of up to 100 billion will worsen the country’s debt dependency and prolong austerity, writes Oscar Reyes for Red Pepper magazine.
In all the debate about jubilee stewards sleeping under bridges, one big fact is being overlooked – Britain's army of unpaid labour is growing bigger each month, reported the Guardian.
Anger among grassroots police officers developed into a full-blown political row last night, with Labour attacking the Home Secretary Theresa May over her provocative choice of an arch-reformer as the new Chief Inspector of Constabulary, reported the Independent.