News archive from 10 February 2016

Worker with dyslexia wins case against Starbucks

COFFEE giant Starbucks lost a disability discrimination case yesterday after accusing a dyslexic employee of falsifying documents. An employment tribunal found Meseret Kumulchew was discriminated against after making mistakes due to her difficulties...

 

500 more Tube workers will join 24-hour strike

A FURTHER 500 London Underground (LU) staff will join 1,500 maintenance workers on a 24-hour strike on Friday, transport union RMT confirmed yesterday. The patrol workers are responsible for checking track and equipment for faults. Any problems are...

 

Are YOU on the wrong phone contract? It could cost you HUNDREDS a year

Some users on high-data tariffs are paying up to £400 over the odds on a 24-month contract, new research shows. It is worth checking whether your mobile deal matches your usage. If it doesn’t then now is the time to ring the changes. According to...

 

PC and PCSO jailed for misconduct after murder

A COPPER and community support officer were jailed for misconduct yesterday following the vigilante murder of a disabled refugee. Pc Kevin Duffy, 52, and PCSO Andrew Passmore, 56, were convicted in connection with the death of Bijan Ebrahimi in...

 

Jamaica: Gangster killings break up Labour Party rally

TWO men were killed and six wounded when gunfire broke out at a Jamaica Labour Party election rally in Montego Bay, police said on Monday. The Jamaica Constabulary did not identify a motive but ruled out political violence at the crowded rally in the...

 

Spain: Campaigner Davis denied visit to jailed Basque leader

SPANISH prison authorities have denied veteran US campaigner and former political prisoner Angela Davis access to jailed Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi. Ms Davis ttempted to visit Mr Otegi, secretary-general of the Basque socialist Sortu...

 

South Africa: Police will face trial for 1983 killing

SOUTH AFRICA announced plans yesterday to charge four members of the apartheid-era police with the 1983 murder of a young woman. Nokuthula Simelane disappeared while being held by Soweto Special Branch. She was tortured for weeks at a police barracks...

 

Blairite bullies should back off

LABOUR’S parliamentary internal opposition is boringly predictable in the antics it deploys to undermine the party’s new leadership. Its members attend a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party, at which they howl and cat-call a front-bench speaker...

 

Bowie knew how to ride the musical waves well

Great artists always steal to adapt — and that’s what made Ziggy such a mastermind, says NICK MATTHEWS NOEL COWARD in Private Lives points out that it is “strange how potent cheap music is.” I thought about this as I was listening to the discussion...

 

The crane operator bosses putting profit before safety

LAURENCE PLATT explains why Ainscough workers have been driven to take strike action – and why they deserve our solidarity to give them a lift EVER noticed the massive vehicles in bright yellow livery supporting a gigantic crane? You’ve probably been...

 

My trade union membership is the best monthly outgoing I have

SARAH WOOLLEY left school at 18, but thanks to her trade union membership, she’s been able to continue her education. Here she explains how she’s broadened her horizons and gained confidence with the BFAWU MY NAME is Sarah Woolley and I’m a...

 

Big clubs’ big prices aren’t the only way

KADEEM SIMMONDS is looking elsewhere to get his football fix This article is reserved for Morning Star subscribers. To read on, and gain access to the rest of the Star’s news, features, arts and sport, subscribe to our e-edition — letting you read the...

 

Youthful brio illuminates Mahler’s underrated masterwork

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in G minor, K466 Mahler: Symphony No.1 (Der Titan) in D Major Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 4/5 CONDUCTING Mozart’s K466 from the piano and leading the Philharmonia Orchestra through the gargantuan peaks and troughs of...

 

UK to contribute five extra ships to Baltic as Nato boosts presence

The UK is to send five extra ships to the Baltic as part of a Nato buildup against Russia. A sizeable contingent of British troops are also likely to contribute to a new Nato force of up to 6,000 to be stationed on a rotational basis in six countries...

 

Waris Ahluwalia accepts airline's apology for turban incident

Waris Ahluwalia, the Indian-American actor and designer barred from a Mexico to New York flight because of his turban, has said he is satisfied with the airline’s apology. Aeromexico issued a statement on Tuesday saying: “We apologise to Mr Waris...

 


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