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What May Day Means

May 13, 2013 10:44 am0 comments
What May Day Means

In America, the biggest beast of capitalism, they call May 1st ‘Labor Day’. In South Africa, it’s ‘Workers Day’. The Germans call it ‘Arbeiterstag’. While here in Britain it’s known, blandly, as ‘May Day Bank Holiday’. It wasn’t that long ago that an earlier Tory government – it could have […]

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Get Ahead: Know your Rights as an Employee

April 11, 2013 4:38 pm0 comments
Get Ahead: Know your Rights as an Employee

From human rights to civil rights, an employee should know what they’re entitled to by law, whether that’s protection from discrimination or from torture. Your employment rights are no different. You’re entitled to the statutory minimum treatment, according to the government’s specifications. No employer can deprive you of these rights, […]

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Class – why bother?

April 9, 2013 12:47 pm0 comments
Class – why bother?

I haven’t quite yet finished my degree – I’m just about to finish my second year reading Welsh and Politics at Cardiff University – but I am educated. I got 460 UCAS points, thank you very much. I’m the type of person who listens to Classic FM when I’m writing […]

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While people queue for food banks, MP’s want £80,000 a year

January 14, 2013 11:52 am1 comment
While people queue for food banks, MP’s want £80,000 a year

Between April and November last year, 13,500 people visited food banks in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside, mostly people who are in work. As benefits are cut for the unemployed and for working people, food banks are likely to become a set feature of our society, with charities expected to […]

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