Category Archives: Worcestershire

How the “Financially competent” Tories turned £30 for hungry children into THIS

Coronavirus has come to reveal the inequality in our society in numerous ways. One of the most pressing consequences is the increase in levels of poverty which have been exacerbated through the mass redundancies and inadequate levels of benefits available to support people who have lost their jobs. With schools being shut to the majority of students, the government came

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UK Government authorise pesticide that kills bees

Bees are essential workers for our ecosystems and agricultural industries, so why are the UK Government so adament to damage them when they’re already struggling? Earlier this week, UK Environment Secretary George Eustace gave farmers authorisation on the use of a pesticide containing neonicotinoid thiamethoxam on sugar beet seeds, following the UK’s official leave from the European Union which banned

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Local workers express solidarity with Bulmers factory workers

Unite the Union Herefordshire and Worcestershire Branch, with over 2000 members, has joined others across the county in expressing solidarity and support for the Bulmers factory Workers in Hereford. At a recent meeting the Branch voted unanimously to condemn restructuring plans by parent company Heineken which would see the termination of workers’ existing contracts and the rehiring of these workers

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British Gas workers fighting ‘Fire and rehire’ strategy

1,000’s of British Gas employee’s have been threatened with the sack by British Gas’ owner Centrica, says GMB. British Gas employees have been told they could be out of a job by Christmas unless they agree to substantial changes to their contracts. Centrica, owner of British Gas have given employees the deadline of 23rd December to agree to cut in

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