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Saturday, 21 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
A think tank for the labour movement: The New Spectre Haunting Europe: The ECJ, Trade Union Rights and the British Government. A free conference. Saturday 28th November 2009, 10:00am- 3:30pm, in the Main Hall, TUC Congress House, organised by The Institute of Employment Rights in association with SERTUC http://www.ier.org.uk/node/408
Local government branches in the East Midlands are not taking proposed budget cuts lying down. With the help of the regional office and national office, East Midlands branches are asking very searching questions of councils about their budget proposals.
Guardian assesses the Government’s decision to review restrictions onincome from private patients in NHS Foundation Trusts. It suggests that atough stance by the Government could provide a clear dividing line between Labour and the Tories on the NHS. This requires the Government to face down the Foundation Trust lobby which is threatening to take legal action at the European Court of Justice in the event that UNISON succeeds in its judicial review of the way in which the cap has operated since 2003.
It's Nov. 19, 1915, in a courtyard of the Utah State Penitentiary in Salt Lake City. Five riflemen take careful aim at a condemned organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World, Joe Hill, who stands before them straight and stiff and proud. "Fire!" he shouts defiantly.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Israel in midst of freefall on global front, yet we’re preoccupied with nonsense, says right wing Zionist Sever Plocker. “Israel’s image has hit a nadir; it is isolated, unwanted, and perceived as bad. The world is telling us that should we continue along the same contemptible path, we will lose our legitimacy.” Interesting stuff in ynetnews.com http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3798761,00.html
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
A new report by the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE, examines changes in collective bargaining arrangements and worker representation in Germany and Britain between the period 1998 and 2004.