News archive from 20 June 2017

Staff facing ‘surge in gang violence’

RAIL workers are facing a “surge in violence” from gangs at Scottish stations but their warnings to management have fallen on deaf ears, transport union RMT claimed yesterday. Staff are staging a protest at the notorious Hamilton Central station in...

 

Health staff demand May end pay cap

Angry NHS unions send damning letter to PM HEALTH workers demanded an end to the years-long public-sector pay pinch yesterday in a damning letter to Theresa May. Sixteen unions and royal colleges told the Prime Minister that the NHS pay freeze was...

 

Birmingham Met staff oppose job axe plans

STAFF at Birmingham Metropolitan College will be protesting today in a row over plans to axe 27 jobs. The demonstration will take place outside the main entrance to Matthew Boulton, Sutton Coldfield and James Watt campuses from 12.15pm. All the posts...

 

World in brief: 20.06.17

Six more in dock in coup backlash TURKEY: Newspaper editor Ahmet Altan, his brother Mehmet Altan, an economics professor and writer, and prominent journalist Nazli Ilicak were among people put on trial in Istanbul yesterday on charges relating to last...

 

Aegean neighbours fail to find common ground

GREECE and Turkey held an icy summit in Athens yesterday, failing to agree on a number of questions. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim that airspace violations over the Aegean Sea must stop because they...

 

French left prepares to battle Macron’s ‘social destruction’

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron will rearrange his cabinet after his new neoliberal Republic on the Move party swept parliamentary elections on Sunday night, his spokesman Christophe Castaner said yesterday. Mr Castaner added that Prime Minister...

 

The Tories don’t care for the health and safety of the poor

We must campaign for justice for the victims of this terrible tragedy, says BERNADETTE HORTON I WATCHED in absolute horror as the tragedy of Grenfell Tower unfolded. Every sinew in my body ached in despair and then screamed at the sheer loss of life...

 

Islamophobia is more than a hate crime – it’s state ideology

by Kevin Ovenden Islamophobia — anti-Muslim racism — is being described on much of the broadcast media as a form of “extremism” or of “hate crime.” But there is something distinct about Islamophobia. Not distinct in that it is in some way worse to be...

 

The SNP would be fickle and unreliable friends of any radical Labour administration

The SNP is more right-wing than many might think – this needs to be taken into account amid any talk of a ‘progressive alliance,’ writes STEPHEN LOW LAST Wednesday the SNP elected an investment banker to lead their MPs, on Thursday in Edinburgh they...

 

Toto Wolff: Lewis Hamilton in a great place with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton is in the “best place” he has ever been during his five years at Mercedes, his boss Toto Wolff said yesterday. Hamilton will head to Baku, the scene for this week’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, trailing Sebastian Vettel by 12 points in the...

 

McNamara to ride Dragons to safety

Former England coach tasked with keeping Catalan up Former England boss Steve McNamara was yesterday announced as the new coach of Catalans Dragons yesterday. The ex-Bradford coach has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal to take charge from this...

 

Promotion on Leeds boss Christiansen’s mind

Leeds’s new head coach Thomas Christiansen spoke yesterday about the challenge of steering the club back into the Premier League. Former Apoel Nicosia boss Christiansen, 44, has signed a two-year contract with an option for a third. Leeds announced...

 

Morison carries off top singing prize

IT WAS Scotland’s year in the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, with Catriona Morison, the 31- year-old mezzo from Edinburgh, scooping the main and sharing the song prize. It was the first time for a singer from the home countries to triumph in...

 

Wilde without the wickedness

The RSC’s production of Salome doesn’t capture the transgressive intent of the Irish playwright’s work, says GORDON PARSONS Salome The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon 3 stars THIS production follows hot on the heels of Yael Farber’s magnificent...

 

SNP transport police merger ‘a threat to passenger safety’

SCOTLAND’S railways are at greater risk of terrorist attack under SNP plans to break up the British Transport Police (BTP), rail workers warned yesterday. Transport union TSSA has launched a petition against plans to absorb all BTP officers north of...

 


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