News archive from 19 January 2017

Korean Air admits using electric stun gun on five passengers

Korean Air admits using electric stun gun on five passengers

South Korea's national airline has used electric stun guns on five passengers during flights, the BBC has learned. Korean Air is believed to be the only major carrier to routinely have the weapons on board. The airline is ramping up training for staff...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 
Rics: Surveyors downgrade property outlook for 2017

Rics: Surveyors downgrade property outlook for 2017

Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) have downgraded their outlook for UK property sales in the year ahead. The number of surveyors expecting sales to increase over the next three months has fallen significantly, according to...

BBC, 00:03 in Business
 

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Lincolnshire Live recorded a 26% growth in its audience in 2016. The websites for the Lincolnshire Echo, Target Series and Retford Times were combined to create one super site - Lincolnshire Live - in October last year to provide our readers with...

 

Zero-hours staff given 2 days notice before shifts

BOSSES are giving workers on zero-hour contracts just 48 hours notice of their shifts, new research shows today. Citizens Advice said it found a minority of firms have practices which make it “challenging” for many on variable hour contracts to manage...

 

Unemployment at ten-year low

UNEMPLOYMENT fell to its lowest level for more than a decade — but the number of people in work has also fallen, official figures revealed yesterday. In Britain the number of people without jobs was 1.6 million in the quarter to November, down by...

 

Half of over 50s with HIV living in poverty

MORE than half of HIV sufferers aged over 50 are living in poverty, according to a new study published today. Research by the Terrence Higgins Trust found that 58 per cent of those with the condition are in poverty, twice that of the general...

 

Northern Ireland: May fails to dispel trade unionists’ fears

THE Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) said yesterday that Theresa May had failed to allay workers’ fears over the future of free movement in the wake of Brexit. The British Prime Minister had said earlier that she agreed with her Irish counterpart...

 

Greece: Fascist attack on school preparing for refugees

GREEK trade unions have condemned Tuesday’s attack by Golden Dawn fascists on a primary school meeting to prepare for the reception of 27 refugee children. The thugs stormed the Iconio primary school in the Perama district of the port city of Piraeus,...

 

Gambia: Nigeria sends a warship to remind leader to step down

NIGERIA tried gunboat diplomacy yesterday in response to Gambia’s escalating power struggle. Lagos sent a warship to the west African nation in what navy spokesman Captain Dahun Jahun called a “flag-showing and west Africa training” exercise. Regional...

 

Case highlights daily plight of disabled people

DISABLED campaigner Doug Paulley’s Supreme Court victory after a five-year struggle is an important advance for people with disabilities, especially wheelchair users. It puts the onus on bus operators — and by implication train companies — to...

 

Obama commutes Manning's sentence

CHELSEA MANNING should never have been imprisoned, so Barack Obama’s decision to commute her sentence is welcome. The US military, political and media Establishment’s determination to brand her a traitor for blowing the whistle on US crimes in Iraq...

 

Privatisation drive at the heart of housing crisis

From total public investment on housing of over £44bn between now and 2020, only about £2bn will go on social-rented homes — £6.4bn will go to Starter Homes and shared-ownership homes, warns GLYN ROBBINS The Axe the Housing Act (AtHA) campaign has hit...

 

Future-proof fairness

IAN LAVERY MP explains why Workplace 2020 is vital in ensuring union and workers’ rights in the coming years AS THE saying goes: “The past we inherit, the future we build,” and that certainly applies to workers’ rights, at the core of the Labour Party...

 

Being economical with the truth

Those who argue in favour of the free movement of labour in a capitalist society choose to ignore the simple reality that a surplus of workers drives wages down, says COLIN BURGON WHY is free movement of labour such a difficult issue for the Labour...

 

Tennis: Evans dressed to impress in victory

Britain’s No 3 was dropped by Nike and played in £20 T-shirt Dan Evans grabbed the biggest win of his career by beating world number seven Marin Cilic yesterday and did it wearing a £20 T-shirt he bought himself. Evans stunned Cilic with a 3-6 7-5 6-3...

 


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