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  • 100,000 demand proper rights for Uber taxi drivers


    A PETITION with at least 100,000 signatures is demanding that Uber should only have its licence renewed if it limits drivers’ working hours and also guarantees them specific rights.

    The five-year licence for the smartphone app-based taxi company to operate in London expires this...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Scotland: Rich holding on to land that could solve homes crisis


    GREEDY landowners in Scotland are clinging on to hundreds of derelict and empty sites which could be used to solve the country’s housing crisis, the Scottish Greens said yesterday.

    The party is calling on the Scottish government to introduce a tax on empty sites that they argue...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Sacked benefits assessor could lose paramedic job


    by Felicity Collier in South London

    A SACKED benefits assessor could be struck off as a paramedic after admitting a string of demeaning comments about disabled claimants.

    Alan Barham faced allegations of misconduct caused by incompetence and questions over his...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unsafe to patients: just 2 junior docs left to care for 436


    HEALTH professionals have warned that the NHS is “at breaking point” after two junior doctors were left to care for more than 400 patients at a Plymouth hospital on a night shift.

    The warning came from doctors’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) after...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Brummie strikers ask High Court to bin redundancies


    A HIGH COURT judge was asked by representatives of more than 100 striking bin workers yesterday to grant an injunction against a council that wants to scrap their jobs.

    The hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London is considering whether Labour-run Birmingham City Council has...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Tube drivers vote 9-1 to strike over broken promises


    Tube drivers have overwhelmingly backed strikes in their fight to make good managers’ pledges to change their working conditions.

    Members of the Aslef union will walk out for 24 hours on October 5 after voting 88.4 per cent to a walkout on a 53 per cent turnout.

    As part...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Bosses push new rogue scaffolders’ registration


    THE safety-critical scaffolding industry is under threat of falling standards, builders’ union Unite warned yesterday.

    It said that the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is attempting to introduce a “rogue” regulatory scheme which will lower...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Official’s removal ‘shows Tories’ chaos over Brexit’


    THE Whitehall official heading the Brexit negotiating team has been shifted to a role as Theresa May’s EU adviser, triggering allegations yesterday that the government’s Brexit approach was in “chaos.”

    Oliver Robbins has been moved from Brexit Secretary David...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Airlines ‘must fit filtration units now’


    AIRLINES must fit air filtration units to their aircraft so that staff and passengers are not at risk of breathing in “toxic, contaminated air,” Unite demanded yesterday.

    Most aircrafts’ ventilation systems circulate air that can, in some circumstances, contain engine...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Lucas blasts ‘dirty’ shale at anti-frackers’ pow-wow


    GREEN PARTY co-leader Caroline Lucas condemned the “dirty” fracking industry yesterday as she joined protesters at a permanent anti-fracking camp in Lancashire.

    Campaigners set up the camp earlier this year to fight plans by energy exploitation firm Cuadrilla to drill and...

    Tuesday 19th Sep 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain


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