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Monday 05 September 2011
The number of women who are unemployed, already at its highest level since 1988, is set for another dramatic increase, the Trades Union Congress will today warn.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Any attempt by the Government to toughen strike laws could result in wild-cat walkouts by public sector workers causing mass disruption across the country, the head of Britain's union movement warns today.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Monday 25 July 2011
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has privately attacked the Government's public sector pension shake-up, it was revealed today.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
Banks and other financial companies paid out an unchanged £14bn in bonuses last year despite the Government's Project Merlin deal with the big banks to show restraint on the payouts.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Workers in the financial sector enjoyed average bonuses of £12,500 last year as pay-outs showed little sign of falling despite efforts to curb City excesses, according to official figures today.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
The Government has been warned that the outlook for jobs is "deteriorating" after new figures showed the biggest monthly rise in the dole queue for two years.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
David Cameron was accused yesterday of "smuggling out" plans to break apart public services as he pressed ahead with moves to open them up to private competitors.
Monday 11 July 2011
Almost all of public sector services are to be opened up to competition from the private and voluntary sector, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today.
Thursday 07 July 2011
While most Britons struggle to cope with a brutal squeeze on their spending, the City of London's investment banks are preparing for a bonus boom after raking in huge increases in fees.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Public sector workers receive not only better pensions but higher pay than their private sector counterparts, official figures reveal.
Friday 01 July 2011
Thursday 30 June 2011
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber says futher strikes could be a possibility.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
People support calls for a change in the law to ban strikes by public sector workers if there is a low turnout in strike ballots, according to a survey for The Independent.
Monday 27 June 2011
A strike by up to 750,000 teachers, civil servants and other public sector workers is set to go ahead after crunch talks with the Government today failed to end a bitter row over pensions and spending cuts.
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Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
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London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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