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Care staff on overnight shifts are having to bed down at work in offices or on dirty mattresses. Click here to read more.
Commenting on the announcement from Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson that he would cut taxes for higher earners, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Boris Johnson has confirmed he cares about the wealthy few, rather than everyone who relies on public services. A cash giveaway for the richest earners is absurd after 10 years of brutal austerity that has pushed public services to breaking point. Click here to read more.
Responding to the news that free TV licences for over 75s will be limited to just those on pension credits, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“After a decade of unfair austerity, this is another blow to pensioners.
“The government should never have palmed responsibility for pensioner’s free TV licences off to the BBC.
“They should take responsibility for this now and restore the benefit to all over-75s”
The council has revealed £29.5million worth of investments in oil and gas, but has not disclosed any coal investments. Click here to read more.
Ministers in denial about impact of austerity since 2010, says poverty expert. Click here to read more.
Local service collapse shows NHS outsourcing doesn’t work, argues Norma Dudley from Waltham Forest Save Our NHS (WFSONHS). Click here to read more.
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We have a climate crisis: extreme weather events are already destroying jobs and livelihoods.
Workers are on the frontline of climate change. We have just 11 years to stabilise the planet at a 1.5 degree temperature rise. Click here to read more.
Eight groups take legal action to make Amec Foster Wheeler pay part of compensation. Click here to read more.