From the TUC

links for 2009-03-19

19 Mar 2009, by in Web links

TUC Minimum Tax Rates campaign on Labourspace.com Campaign on the Labour Party's new ideas network LabourSpace, to introduce minimum tax rates and help cut the £25bn lost to the Exchecquer every year from super-rich, city and corporate tax avoidance. Pop over there and vote for it if you get a minute! (tags: labourspace taxavoidance tax…

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links for 2009-02-18

18 Feb 2009, by in Web links

The Fairtrade Foundation | Fairtrade – Fairtrade Fortnight 2009 Next week is the start of Fairtrade Fortnight (tags: Fairtrade) Manufacturing and the Knowledge Economy A welcome report from the Work Foundation showing the importance of manufacturing to today's economy and to our post-recession future (tags: recession manufacturing) Ending child poverty in a changing economy |…

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links for 2009-02-16

16 Feb 2009, by in Web links

Recession-hit firms 'use dodges to shed staff without redundancy pay' | Money | The Guardian Evidence from CABs and unions that some employers are seeking to avoid making redundancy payments. (tags: redundancy, recession) TUC Recession Report #4: February 2009 Our monthly round up of the most recent economic data around the recession. This issue focuses…

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links for 2009-02-12

12 Feb 2009, by in Web links

UK Poverty Post Oxfam GB's new group blog on poverty in the UK, and policies and projects to tackle it. (tags: Oxfam blog poverty) Put People First – March for jobs, justice and climate A super-coalition of NGOs working in development, environment and social justice, coming together with unions, faith groups and others to challenge…

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links for 2009-02-09

09 Feb 2009, by in Web links

Chris Dillow explains bank bonuses: "Traders must be bribed not to plunder the firm. If you don’t pay them millions, they’ll sell the banks’ assets cheaply to rival firms for which they then go and work. They are paid fortunes not because they have skill, but because they have power." The UK connection: will Brown…

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