UK Social Struggles Newswire Archive
28-03-2006 20:49Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary, made it clear in an interview this morning on the Today Programme on Radio 4 that the leadership of the unions would be prepared to accept a deal like the one the civil service unions have agreed — a deal which protects the terms and conditions of existing employees but also allows new employees to be taken on under worse conditions. This is a strategy that will bring grief in the medium term — how will the unions get support from their whole membership to defend the pension agreements of the old employees when they are in a miniority? Why would new employees, who pensions rights would have been sold out even before they started their jobs, strike in defence of the conditions of the old employees when the government comes back for more cuts in conditions?
Like in many other cities throughout the country, there was a rally today (28 March, 2006) in Birmingham as part of the Pension Mass Strike. More than 1.5 million workers, across more than 9 different unions, went on a 24-hour strike today in protest at the Labour government’s attack on the Local Government Pension Scheme.
28-03-2006 16:08Adult Education, in all it's forms, is the engine of Regeneration and Culture. Rather than agreeing with the Government cuts by remaining silent, we must all strive to preserve it and promote wider participation.
28-03-2006 15:13Bhopalis who walked 500 miles to meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh find themselves in jail
28-03-2006 00:41Rome: leftcenter + rightcenter=commercial centre
27-03-2006 22:11London Against Detention
Campaign to Close the Heathrow Detention Centres
Thurs 30th March 6.30pm (for 7pm)
27-03-2006 18:4850 protesters, including asylum seekers, church ministers and charity workers gave Tony McNulty, immigration minister - the man who refuses to end dawn raids on Scottish soil - the send-off he deserves, letting him know in no uncertain terms that asylum seekers are Scotland's future lifeblood and are needed and wanted here, but he is not.
27-03-2006 16:01On Wednesday June 7th, George Bush is returning to the North East, where a young man called Ross gave him a public mooning last time.
On Thursday 8th he's off to Manchester, and Friday 9th to Yorkshire, perhaps Leeds?
27-03-2006 11:05Appeal to anyone arrested at anti-G8 Carnival in Canning Street Ediburgh on 4th July 2005. Trials are still going ahead. I am a defendant & want to compare charges...
26-03-2006 18:10Wednesday 29 March 7pm in Room S50, St Clement’s Building,London School of Economics
Houghton Street WC2 (nearest tube Holborn)
Speakers include Eric Allison - Prisons correspondent for The Guardian