Since 2012 nearly 200,000 signatures have been collected by 3 e-petitions that challenge the Government to demonstrate a duty of care towards sick and disabled people by assessing the cumulative impact on this group of the swathes of cuts inflicted on them by Government policies on Health, Social Care and Welfare.Read more
As the government attempts to rush through the unnecessary and unpopular Trade Union Bill, the IER and the Campaign for Trade Union Freedom have released a new YouTube clip and two new publications to inform the debate. In the video, Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC explain the content and expose the purpose of the Bill.Read more
Teesside People’s Assembly activists Geoff Kerr-Morgan and Steve Cooke report
The recent closure of the SSI Redcar steelworks, with the loss of nearly 2,200 jobs, came as a sudden shock to the workers and public across Teesside. The wider community responded fantastically, with two thousand, including People's Assembly activists, turning out at 24 hours' notice to support an evening protest organised by Redcar's Labour MP Anna Turley.
No sooner had it been declared that the plant was to be mothballed, it was announced the plant would be permanently closed and SSI went into liquidation. Within a few weeks, came news of further devastating redundancies across the steel industry at Scunthorpe, Motherwell, Clydebank and other towns.Read more
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The Tories want to push through cuts to Tax Credits. This is something that David Cameron twice promised he would not do before the General Election. These cuts are a penalty on working people and will leave millions of families worse of.Read more
New research commissioned by the TUC, and published today (Wednesday 21 October), shows that the Prime Minister is wrong to claim that low-paid workers will be compensated for tax credit cuts by changes to the minimum wage and tax allowances.Read more
If we don’t support the junior doctors and the NHS now, we risk losing it.
My name is Sian, and I am a 29-year-old junior doctor working in the NHS. I have worked in the health service from the age of 16, firstly working as a Ward Assistant, and whilst at university as a Note Summariser for GP surgeries.Read more