Around 50 workers and supporters took to the picket lines at the University of London today, armed with music, whistles, flags and placards as part of an ongoing campaign to win better pay and conditions for the university’s outsourced workers.
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Monday 13 January 2014
Criticism comes as tube workers prepare for protests and two 48-hour industrial action
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: The last PMQs before Christmas. Thank goodness it comes round only once a year
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Ah, the last Prime Minister’s Questions of the year. MPs always find it impossible not to overdo the festive references, as though they had just been given uniquely privileged inside information that Christmas was only a week away. There is the frankly obsequious kind, such as Therese Coffey’s: “Thank you for calling me, Mr Speaker, and a merry Christmas to you and your family. The people of Suffolk have enjoyed a cracker of a Christmas present with the excellent news on the A14 [not becoming a toll road]...” Then there is the beseeching, as in her fellow Tory Stewart Jackson’s: “Will the Prime Minister give an early Christmas present to Peterborough people by giving his personal support to our bid for a university technical college.”
Thursday 05 December 2013
Activists across the country have reacted with horror after five student protesters were indefinitely banned from completing their studies, for their involvement in a demonstration at Sussex University.
Monday 25 November 2013
Theresa May could face Parliament over the case of a detained Nigerian man on hunger strike since his asylum application was rejected.
Sunday 24 March 2013
According to government figures 34,080 families were homeless in 2012, a 12 per cent rise
Thursday 28 February 2013
The British Government should use "every mechanism of communication" to urge India to end the death penalty, a Labour MP has said.
Wednesday 29 June 2005
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
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