Posted on Thursday, 27th October 2011 by admin2

Thousands of teachers, lecturers and support staff visited Parliament on Wednesday, 26 October to lobby their MPs about pension cuts in the education sector. Over 150,000 petition signatures were handed to the government. Staff from the maintained, academy and independent sectors in England and Wales as well as from colleges and post-92 universities, lobbied their [...]

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Posted on Wednesday, 26th October 2011 by admin2

Good action at Ashington this morning; numbers were boosted by lads walking from the site and we ended up with 50/60. The main contractor on the site is Kier and it was a bonus that their top brass turned up for a site inspection while we were there and were given lectures on their pernicious [...]

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Posted on Monday, 24th October 2011 by admin2

DISABLED people gathered on Wearside to raise awareness of the “forgotten victims” of government cuts. Union officials, councillors, voluntary workers and carers joined disabled people for the Hardest Hit campaign meeting at Sunderland Civic Centre. It is hoped the event, part of a series across the North East supported by the Northern Public Services Alliance, [...]

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Posted on Monday, 24th October 2011 by admin2

MORE than 1,000 of the region’s most vulnerable people have rallied against Government cuts to disability benefits and services. The Hardest Hit coalition of charities organised the rally, which began at Newcastle’s Bigg Market on Saturday afternoon and continued through the city centre. John Hawkins, who travelled to the rally fromDarlington, said: “These cuts are [...]

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Posted on Wednesday, 19th October 2011 by admin2

THE UK government has come under fire after giving itself an “out” that could allow it to avoid paying an extra £1.8 billion in benefits and pensions triggered by the rate of inflation rocketing to a record 5.2 per cent. Consumer groups, charities and union leaders rounded on ministers after the government refused to confirm [...]

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