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Selling the seashore: Sandcastles swamped by cuts

12 Jan 2011, by in Environment

Eype beach, part of Dorset’s world famous Jurassic coast, is to be sold off by Conservative-controlled West Dorset District Council. According to the Metro, they have deemed it: “a waste of money to maintain and manage as it does not generate any income.” Of course, the same could be said of most beaches, parks and…

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Why don’t more employees work from home?

24 Sep 2010, by in Public services, Working Life

Picking up on Phil Flaxton’s post about WorkWiseUK’s National Work from Home Day, I started wondering why the growth of home-working has not been much faster.  The CBI can see strong business advantages in using high-quality home working for certain jobs and they have supported WorkWiseUK. Meanwhile, according to the 3rd Government Work-life Balance Survey,…

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How can trade unions end low pay?

15 Sep 2010, by in Labour market, Society & Welfare

I was reminded by the Congress debate about child poverty yesterday exactly why we have to find ways to re-invigorate the fight against low pay and in-work poverty.  This must be a moral imperative for our movement as we enter the cold economic climate of government spending cuts. Perhaps we could use collective bargaining more…

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