Posted on Wednesday, 27th April 2011 by admin2

Craig Whelan THE mother of a steeplejack killed in a chimney fire will lead a march through a North- East village tomorrow in memory of all those who have died in work-related accidents. Linda Whelan said the event, in Stanley Crook, near Crook, County Durham, not only marks International Workers Memorial Day but is also [...]

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Posted on Thursday, 21st April 2011 by admin2

The Future of Adult Care Wednesday, 27 April, 7.00pm, St John’s Church Hall, Grainger Street, Newcastle. This meeting is organised by the Friends of Chirton House and supported by National Pensioners Convention and the North East Pensioners Association. We’ve asked all the democratic parties seeking our votes to tell us where they stand. No reply [...]

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Posted on Thursday, 21st April 2011 by admin2

Speaking at the annual RISC Authority seminar, Brian Martin from DCLG said that if people wanted higher standards of fire protection, industry rather than government should be pushing the improvement. The policy switch is a body blow to the industry, which has been campaigning to tighten the building regulations regarding passive and active fire protection [...]

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Posted on Wednesday, 20th April 2011 by admin2

By LEAH STRUG Published on Wednesday 20 April 2011 13:12 FURIOUS union officials have told college bosses that their failure to guarantee no compulsory redundancies is “unacceptable”. The University and College Union (UCU) and Unison leaders met with South Tyneside College management yesterday to discuss the latest round of redundancies and restructuring. As the Gazette [...]

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Posted on Monday, 18th April 2011 by admin2

Today’s strike by PCS members in the 37 Jobcentre Plus call centres in England, Scotland and Wales has had massive support. The union says almost all its members have refused to go into work, with some new members signing up to join PCS on the day. This shows staff desperately want to improve the levels [...]

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