Why Big Data is becoming the front line in the battle for workers’ rights

When half of workers are unsure what data their employers hold on them, we should be concerned. That’s the worrying statistic that came back when Prospect union spoke to over 7,500 workers across specialist, technical and professional jobs. The Fourth Industrial Revolution promised that digital and data would be the answer to our problems of stagnating More...

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By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Expert: Independent Scotland would get ‘fast tracked’ EU membership

A leading academic has claimed that an independent Scotland would be moved into the “fast-track line” to join the European Union. James Ker-Lindsay, professor at the European Institute, London School of Economics More...

By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Why you shouldn’t trust Tory spin on ‘record breaking’ UK exports

The government press machine went into overdrive last week as new export figures were released: “The UK is an exporting superpower and these new statistics show that UK companies are exporting record levels More...

By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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The PM’s spokesperson has just refused to condemn eugenics

The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson has refused to condemn eugenics, following controversial comments from a new No 10 contractor. The PM’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings has come under fire More...

By admin On Friday, February 14th, 2020
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These Tory ‘free port’ plans are just another handout to corporations and tax dodgers

The UK economy is stagnant. Wages are depressed, and the number of workers living in poverty has risen for third consecutive year. Some 14 million Brits are in poverty – more than one in five of the population, More...

By admin On Friday, February 14th, 2020
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The Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change must be the beginning of a new trend in climate policy

Tens of thousands of young people are taking to the streets around the country today, desperate for their voices to be heard as they demand action on the climate crisis. The school climate strikes are back. This More...

By admin On Friday, February 14th, 2020
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The Labour Party and the NHS are in crisis. But they can save each other

The NHS was one of the defining issues of the general election. As a doctor, I see the impact political decisions have on our health service on a daily basis –  so I was glad to see all parties scrutinised More...

By admin On Friday, February 14th, 2020
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New NHS figures show why we must fight the government’s spin on health service funding

The new NHS monthly figures paint a predictably bleak picture of the effect that a decade of government underfunding and 100,000 staff vacancies have had on our health service. After last month’s figures detailing More...

By admin On Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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After passenger’s attempt to open doors, cabin crew union calls for crackdown on rowdy airline passengers

A trade union representing 25,000 cabin crew has urged government to tighten up laws on drinking alcohol in airports and on planes. The Unite union said they didn’t want to be killjoys but the current system More...

By admin On Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Supporter of airport expansion appointed chair of global climate talks

The new chair of the COP26 climate talks is a supporter of expansion at both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Business Secretary Alok Sharma will take charge of the conference, scheduled to take place in Glasgow More...